I got my first pair in college because I was going through a pair of shoes every few weeks. I lived in the city and love hiking so I did a LOT of walking. To say that I was hard on them is an under statement. On an average day I would put 10+ miles on them because I walked everywhere. They lasted me longer then any of my other shoes and my feet never hurt. I wore them till they had holes in the sole. I still wear them daily but they are lasting much longer now that I'm not on my feet all day.