I bought these shoes thinking they would last a good while, but they fell apart within a few weeks. When I first got them I used them for going to the gym and they began to rip along the sides, near the pinky toes. The tears have grown since and now I have holy shoes! They are comfortable now that they are broken in, a little uncomfortable before then. My friend has bought shoes of the same brand and has had similar problems. I would not recommend these shoes to anyone.