FC is good if you're on a budget, I've used their shoes/boot before. I've had knee problems for years (22 years of Army boots aggrivated it) and once I went to Robert Land shoes/boots (2 pairs of shoes, 1 pair civilian boots) my problems during/after an event went down 75%-80%. My knees haven't bothered me for weeks after an event with Land products. Get what you pay for. If you have the moneys up front, I would suggest buying Land. They fit much better and are more comfortable. I was lucky, and bought all these off this board second hand, which saved money.