I bought these for my 10 year old grandson. Anyone who has young children knows that they can go through shoes in a matter of weeks, particularly if they are not well made. These shoes are both well made and good looking. My grandson likes them so much, he makes sure that he keeps them clean and stays out of the mud etc when he's wearing them. He's worn them every day for a month now and they still look new. I will probably buy these again when they finally wear out. Thumbs up!