I'm very disappointed about these boots. I had the experience of a pair of indestructible Keen sandals that I've been happily using for several years now, so I decided to give a chance to your light hiking boots. I bought them a year and a half ago and was very happy about them and their comfortability at the beginning, but I have had soon afterwards the same problems that are reported in many of the reviews. The upper fabric started to tear very soon without an intense use. I tried to make them last as long as possible by sewing the torns several times and in different ways. Now it's some time already that they're unwearable and I've been using other boots. I'm in search of a new pair at the moment and wanted to let you know about my bad experience about this model. I would suggest to redesign the laminated areas at the sides in the front, in order to cover the areas where the foot bends, definitely change material and, why not, consider to compensate us somehow.