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Disappointing - not the Topsiders of my youth.
on September 11, 2009
I'm guessing this latest pair is at least my 15th, and what junk they are. I've only had them a couple of months, and they're already falling apart. The insoles, which only span the rear half of the shoe, have separated from the rest of the shoe and will no longer stay put. They've curled up like parchment. The leather uppers have completely lost their shape. My son bought a pair at roughly the same time as I bought these, and his have suffered the same fate (he's only 15, and he's never had a pair before, so he's got a pretty bad impression of Topsider's at this point). While I can't imagine it could be relevant, I'll note my current pair are Sahara (as are my son's), while all my previous Topsider's were Classic Brown. Unless the quality flaws are peculiar to the Sahara color, all I can say is that Topsider's have really declined in quality. I'm used to these things lasting for a year or more (i.e., until the soles wear out; the insoles and uppers have never been a problem).