I bought a pair on a whim a few months back. After wearing every day since (aside from rainy days) they still look brand new. I have grey wool with black soles, and I wanted a back up pair for when these wear out. Sadly they switched to white soles. However just recently they released a black on black model. I bought those and two sets of insoles, because I sometimes go sockless. I am still considering other colors though. These are my favorite shoes