I purchased these shoes two months ago from Backcountry and have ~50 miles on them, including a climb of the OS route of the Grand Teton last weekend. During that climb, the shoelace guide on one shoe completely ripped out, making it difficult to properly tighten the shoes.
Also have holes wearing through the fabric below the laces.
Not pleased with these at all.
I have had better luck with other La Sportiva products, so perhaps my pair of these shoes slipped past QC somehow?
NOTE: big thanks to Backcountry for letting me return these shoes! BC is the best!!