I'm pretty happy with these shoes so far. I've had them for a year and a bit but only in the last 6 months have they really been given a solid work out. The stitching has held up very well around the shoe, the vibram sole has a great balance between long life on the tread and importantly traction in slippery conditions. The event lining has been very comfortable to wear. To be honest I can't tell the difference between Gore Tex and Event when it comes to breathability as in summer (South East QLD Australia) most breathable linings struggle to keep up unlike in cooler parts of the world. But the shoe has been a solid performer and I would consider buying them again.