I recently was on the Brecon Beacons my Chameleons second outing I had a fall and one of the mesh panels stitching ripped and two lace lugs came off. Up until then they had been supremely comfortable very sturdy and good grip, you cannot feel the ground either unlike cheaper rival boots. I bought from Blacks who would not entertain an exchange I could not argue that much but I would expect the boots to survive a minor fall after all I was not hurt. Well the chameleons are heading for the bin. I would recommend buying these despite my rating as you just need to be a little more careful with them than I was. My last pair of Merrell was an all leather boot these lasted many years and were still fine when I retired them.