Sorry, bad joke in the title there (this is nothing to do with boats, or submarines for that matter).
I'm looking for a new pair of boots ... currently making do with a pair of old Dutch army clod-hoppers - they've served me well (more than 10 years!), but are starting to get a bit rough around the edges.
I'm thinking of getting a pair of 'proper' hiking boots this time round - any recommendations, personal favourites, etc? I know it's very much an individual choice, but any comments/pointers on this would be gratefully received. Ideally, I want some boots for life - ie. something that's going to last long into the future (rather than cheap 'n' cheerless).