We were able to track down some photos of some beat-up Thorogoods, and they seem to be just fine under the demands of hard work, requiring just the periodic resoling that all boots need. So even if wedge boots are just a style trend that doesn't last, the boots sure will.
Ethan Wolff-Mann is the Gear editor of Supercompressor. He likes leather the normal amount. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.