I wish I had read the reviews before I got burned twice. I bought the first pair in less than 6 months banding around the front of the shoe split right where the shoe bends a lot when you are walking , foot on the accelerator if you drive alot etc. . I guessed it was just a fluke so I bought another pair because they are comfortable and are water proof, but it was not a fluke second pair did the same in less than six months. I do not know if all KEEN products are this way but I went to another brand for my next pair.