Coleslawyum is probably the guy to ask, as he is the only one that I know of on here that has had this done. He has three pair I think. They all look great. I have had the Chippewa 27899 for a few months and plan on getting them resoled by either Takeshi-San or Zip @ Hollywood trading Co. I was quoted $175-200 on a resoled engineer boot with deadstock Cat's paws or biltrites. If you are looking for something without a steel toe, the 97863 might be a good option. The reason I didn't get these is because they only come in all black and I didn't want to wear an all black boot for a year + until I wore out the sole.