I've been wearing Merrells for years, since I was 8, and I've loved every pair I've had. They lasted forever and my siblings wore them after me. I got this shoe about 18 months ago, and I loved it. Unfortnnantly it starting splitting around the toe where the leather meets the sole within in a year of when I bought them, and I know several other people who had the same thing happen to them with this shoe. I took some shoe glue too them and it worked well I still love them, but it was disappointed especially after what I paid for them. However, I would still recommend this shoe because it is so comfortable and multi purpose.