Ooh, cool boots. I like the Danners because of the support but the Noconas are actual pretty boots.
I wear 'em nearly every day, they support my feet very well. Sometimes for 30+ hours at a time. (of course, they ain't cheap, but they last). I generally resole them about 4 times before the leather splits, that takes about 4 years or so. Then I have 'em sewn up and they become work boots.
I'm wearing a pair of my Noconas today actually. I've been regularly wearing this pair of boots over five years and still get compliments on them. I was an Italian shoe junkie until I started wearing western boots and went domestic on my footwear. I wish there was a U.S. company making a decent leather athletic-style shoe. Well, maybe I better get on that.