These are obviously a lightweight, city-walk, "boot-version" of a walkabout shoe. I'll definitely buy'em,... but according to reviews, they will not endure water, abuse, and hard wear. They're very cool looking which attracted me, and I expect them to deliver long hours of comfortable, casual wear, without problems, for a few years: naturally, with compliments! For $90 bucks (which is nothing nowadays) what do you guys expect?: these are $90 of cool.