Dear everybody, I'm slowly but surely saving up for a good pair of boots. Should have the money by the end of the summer. I am looking for a pair of boots under $200, relatively waterproof, leather, with a good sole, not too heavy, between 4-6 inches of ankle support. Will be used mainly for hiking. I'm looking for your opinions in this matter -- if you've got a decent pair, I want to know about them, their price, and how long you've had them and if they're still holding up. Currently, I'm looking at Danner, Columbia, Merrel, Vasque, Red Wing, Keen, Hi-Tec, New Balance (yes they have a pair of hiking shoes/boots) and some military suppliers, such as Belleville and Corcoran. If it could be, I would like to get a pair made in the USA, however, this is not a determining factor for me, just a plus; I've got a pair of Avia hiking shoes I've been using for around a year, and besides the sole flattening after numerous rocky trips, these Chinese made shoes have held up rather well. Thanks everyone for their imput. I look forward to hearing from you.