[quote="Fallen_Horse"]I have an even better challenge!
1. Sold in US
3. 8 inch
4. Size 12 US
Payless has a few including this: Men's Dave Waterproof Steel Toe Boot with safeTstep Technology
There are more here: Men's size 12 work boots
You just have to look through and find the ones that say, "Man-Made Materials".
Payless shoes, as you probably know, last about a season or two of regular wear. They've gotten better. It used to be that the uppers would wear out quickly. Now the soles wear out faster than the upper. But it all happens pretty quick. Then again, the shoes only run in the $40 range maximum.
However, if you have more $$$, I would go for this: http://www.mooshoes.com/
A friend runs it, and they're all vegan and concerned with labor rights and environmental rights. They make sure they carry only from companies that are at the top in worker standards (with unions ideally). The shoes are more expensive, but they'll last you forever. I have shoes from them from Fall of 2000 that I still wear regularly.
Here's they're steel toe boots line-up: MooShoes Men's Steel Toed Boots
. They have a shop in NYC, if you want to try them on in person. These shoes will set you back around $180. Ouch.
"The worker has the right to leave his boss, but can she do it? And if she does quit him, is it in order to lead a free life; where she will have no master but herself? No, she leaves to sell herself to another employer. She's driven by the same hunger. Thus the worker's liberty is only a theoretical freedom, lacking any means of realization; an utter falsehood."