Unfortunately I've had the same issues with these shoes as everyone else (as seen in reviews and photos on all other affiliate websites like REI). Holes form in the mesh right where the waterproofing layer comes up to. This isn't after any long or hard wear either. This is very general use and well taken care of. I was so surprised when I saw the holes starting to form, and within two days, they were large gashes in the mesh (formed by the repeated bending in the shoe when walking). Unfortunately, the good look and comfort of this shoe means nothing if it won't even last more than a few wears. I am outside of Keen's 1 year warranty (though the shoes were rarely worn only a couple of times in the first year) so I imagine they won't do anything to fix this. Waste of money, sadly.