After reading all the old threads back to 2015 most people were going lace and no one ever talked about water getting in. Another was composite vs steel and company policy and winning in court if you went composite.
I have narrowed it down to these boots
or maybe these
after reading reviews on all boots from all the web sites some one had something to say about all of them
I wear style #921 from Mason shoes with VA issued foot inserts. good for feet and back but what I liked was they absolutly will not slip on deck.
I’d recommend them for the eng. dept. as they’re low top, get them on with a shoe horn, no lacing !!