I'm looking to replace a pair of boots that I literally wore every day of fall/winter for the past four years. They were Coach motorcycle boots and I adore them, but after getting them re-soled so many times, they've decided to die After tons and tons of looking, I've narrowed it down to two pairs of boots. I'm hoping to invest about $300 and have them last me about as long as my Coach boots or, preferably, longer. Here are my two choices. I like the simplicity of the Ash boots, but am hesitant because I don't know how well they'll hold up over a long time (Reviews on Shopbop, Saks and Bloomingdales are better than this Endless one...). I know that Frye has a reputation for lasting ages, but I'm not crazy about the brass hardware- I'm more of a gunmetal girl. Ash Scott Boots: http://www.endless.com/dp/B004ZW9LSQ/ref=asc_df_B004ZW9LSQ1713607?tag=dealtimendles-20&creative=395033&linkCode=asn&creativeASIN=B004ZW9LSQ Frye Veronica Slouch Boots: http://www.zappos.com/frye-veronica-slouch What do you think? Thanks in advance PS: I guess I should mention that I live where it snows and plan on wearing them out in the snow and slush.