Although very comfortable and good looking I experienced the same issue as a previous reviewer. In less than a year, tears began to appear on either side of the front of the shoe, where it bends. It's the point where the fabric meets the rubber outer coating. This must be a design defect as they had not had heavy usage. Luckily I was within the year's warranty so Keen gave me a refund for another pair. I love Keen shoes generally, but sadly this one didn't fulfill my expectations.