My new pair of MERRELL is fine. The best review I can give you is related to my old pair of MERRELL that I have kept far longer than any other pair of shoes: This is the reason why I come back to MERRELL for another pair. I have kept my old pair for more than 2 years as far as I can remember. A regular pair of shoes will only last between 12 to 18 months. Do this exercise. Which part of your last pair of shoe broke first. Is it the sole? The sole of my old pair of shoes is still functional. No holes. Which part of your shoes gave in first. Is it the seam of the stitches. This pair of MERRELL did not gave away from the stitches. It gave in at the place of my big tow on the left with a small hole; probably because of the effect of water and rain drying up the leather. My only complaint is not to be able to find the same pair of shoes in retail store of montreal the same way it used to. The distribution is not as good as before. I am a proof this is not because of the lack of quality of this product or because of its price, because the price is very reasonable. The only explanation I found for the lack of distribution is because of a (possible) poor margin of profit that is left to the retailer.