Used to live in logger boots. These are the Farmer/Rancher model from White's but would not say no. Not as crazy a sole or heel as logger boots and better on ice than crepe soled boots. White's will rebuild the boot once it gives up on you, but I would imagine getting 8-10 years out of them first time around... $400. Would def' keep these oiled and cleaned. The kids love helping out w/ the shoe shining anyway, good family activity hahaha.
Whites also make a semi-formal dress boot, like a George boot. Gaffle that as well...
"The Semi-Dress is White's answer to a light utility shoe for active workers who are constantly on their feet. The hand-sewn, stitch-down construction shapes the shoe to your foot to ensure superb comfort. A single, flexible, oak leather sole, combined with a 5 inch mid-weight leather upper, provides the same tough trademark qualities of a White's work boot, yet in a shorter shoe height.
Completely rebuildable for years of extended life and value" -via White's Boots