Durango has replacement insoles. I'd call and ask about why yours are doing what they are going and try a pair of the replacements.
This is a myth. Or let's say it's a you get what you pay for. Steel toe boots intended for work conditions where accidents involving significant psi, high drops and heavy weights are safety rated and have certifications. That's what you look for. My husband had a greater than 70 foot pine slip off a stump and onto his foot. Without that cap he'd have lost his foot. Was he injured and did he have a long rehab? Yes. Did the cap cut off his toes? No. My child had a UTV flip and land across his foot (sideways foot placement). The steel toe held the weight. Was his foot injured? Yes. Did he lose digits? No. No steel toe and that foot and lower leg would have been crushed. I've worn steel toes around drafts for over 30 years. Had one that if you weren't on it would purposefully step on you. No problems. I can say had I not had them there would have been lots of broken toes with that one. There are other times where a horse stomped and I wasn't quick enough or feet were just wrong place wrong time and not paying attention to feet as I was watching body or face/ears. No steel toe would have meant serious injury.Off topic question: what’s everyone’s opinions on steel toed boots for working around horses? I looked into them when I first got into the industry but there was a controversy. Some people said that they’re great and keep your digits safe, but a lot of people claimed that the horse could bend the steel, trapping your toes inside and possibly cutting them. These people advised highly against them. I don’t think I’ll get any because the normal boots work just fine even when st⁸epped on lol. I was just wondering what others think. Have a fantastic day!