I own a pair of Muck Boots and I love them! They are waterproof (meaning I can stand in the bathtub and my feet don't get wet!) and I they are extremly comfy! I would recommend them to anyone!
As for the american vs china debate. I've got a few things to add. I work for a company that tries to manufacture everything we can here in the states. However, people vote with thier dollar and not with thier head. I think everyone here is finding that out becasue what I'm reading is that most of you did not even know some of the things you owned where made in china. I'm probably going to get blasted for some of the things I'm about to say but here goes: most of the propaganda about chinese sweat shops is just that, Propaganda. What you will find is that the companies going overseas learned alot from the industrial revolution and the legal system. Therefore they are bringing the hightech, safe work environments overseas to prevent litigation in the future. The biggest problem I see is not the corporations, its the consumers. They want the Escalade for the Escape price. Corporations are for profit and if there was enough profit to be made here they would be here. However, sometimes it is hard to be "competitive" and profitable in the US with the US consumer.
This is my rub with unions, (I am really going to get blasted here) but we are a union shop. Like I said, we manufacture 95% of our line right here in the midwest! When it comes to bid time I have to be either penny for penny with the next guy or lower to get the job. Most of my competition has moved all of their manufacturing overseas and are certainly not union. I bring it up in every negotiation, to every field electrician and thier project managers I talk to but it doesn't matter to them because i'm a few pennies high. THATS THE PROBLEM.
By the way, I'm not trying to single out unions as the only problem. They are just the one example of how 95% of American's purchase thier consumables. Like I said we are a union shop and they have done wonders for many families throughout our history but things are out of whack bigtime!