I can't even begin to state how many compliments I have gotten on these shoes, they look sharp. I purchased these shoes before going backpacking through Guatemala this past winter. Hiking volcanoes, mountains, through underwater caverns, and the muck and the mud, these shoes held up astoundingly. Nine months after buying them and pretty solid abuse, the sole is starting to slip away at the toe, which is disappointing but the shoe is still intact and useful.
I do have two complaints with this shoe.
1) The shoelaces these come with don't stay tied when running in this (literally, after 10-15 seconds of running they would come untied) and they are too short to double knot or do fancy tying tricks with.
2) My pair had a high pitched and annoying squeak in the left shoe every time I took a step. It was a pain in the butt to break them in but I think my underwater caverning adventure finally did the trick that made them shut up.
All around, a fantastic shoe with some very minor but fixable flaws. Buy these and you won't regret it!