I bought a pair of these boots but within 20 months they were falling apart, which at the price they are is very poor. I took them back to the retailers who didn't want to know. After complaining to Merrell they told me to send them to the customer complaints dept and I have just received a new pair in the post. I'm very pleased at the response by Merrell - a lot of companies would not treat their customers complaints with seriousness and respect - so WELL DONE to Merrell. This of course doesn't take away the fact that the boots fell apart so easily - something other reviewers have noted. The boots are comfy and light, but surely not durable enough.