This is the fifth pair of this shoe style I have purchased in the last 7 Years and this new pair promises to be all that the others were. As far as I am concerned, for a casual , comfortable, long wearing shoe that holds its appearance through all situations and goes well with jeans, or casual dress, they can't be beat. The soles last a whole lot longer than most other shoe materials and the upper holds it shape. AS each pair has shown more wear, I have migrated them to the role of rough use shoes i.e. yard work, hunting, and used them as my shop shoes in a machine shop environment, all the time keeping a second pair for casual dress. I like them very much, the price has always been reasonable for a very good shoe and I will no doubt purchase another pair about a year from now.