I've been wearing work boots for 35 years. I've tried lots of brands. A few are good, but Red Wings are my first pick. Here's why:
They always have shoes that fit me. 13 narrow, almost impossible to find, but they have em every time.
Price: RWs can be pricey, but my local guy usually has something good on sale. My current pair (2 months old) listed for $130, but I got em for $108 including tax.
MADE IN THE USA: AFAIK, RWs are the ONLY work boots still made in the USA.