I originally bought these about a year ago, North Face's previous model (same name, slightly different design). I had a hard time getting a comfy fit at the store, the heel was tight on most of the right sneakers... Until I found a pair that I was happy with. I had those for about 5 months, one of them started to squeak really bad and the edges of the bottoms were falling apart. North Face warranteed them (YEAH!!!) and sent me these, so far they are a huge improvement. I use them for work, hiking, random stuff and they are holding up great. They do run a little large, I got 11's and they are a little loose, as I normally take a 10.5. But I'm still happy with them.