I've been through a couple of pair. I got a seam leak in the first ones so I returned them.
I agree the boots don't seem very sturdy. I cut mine open hiding the boat last week. Made for a really cold hunt.
All in all I do like them. Other negative is that if you are tall get the stouts even if you aren't. The material doesn't stretch like neoprene so bending your knees to get up out of a layout blind makes ya feel like a drunk turtle stuck on its back.
And also beware... there was a thread on it a while back, but Cab's has apparently changed their return policy on waders. I think somebody said it is a year max now.
"The greatest thing in the world is for a man to take his son hunting, because he won't ever have to hunt the streets for him tomorrow."
- Cowboy Fernandez