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2.0 out of 5 stars Hole in the sole!, November 22, 2011
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I've never reviewed an item on Amazon before and I just want to help someone else not make the mistake I made in buying these shoes. I bought them in August 2011 and really liked them - comfortable, looked great, easy on/off, etc. After three months, in which I 'd estimate I wore them approximately 25 times, there is now a crack/hole in the left sole. I didn't notice this until today, the first day I wore them in the rain - my foot got soaked due to water coming in the sole. For $75 these should definitely have lasted longer than 3 months of not even every-other-day use. Too late to get a refund or anything so hopefully someone else reads this and avoids the same issue!
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Initial post: Feb 8, 2012, 11:37:54 AM PST
Tarrant says:
Agreed. The shoes are very comfortable but the soles crack and get holey in a few months with regular office wear!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2012, 11:00:03 PM PST
Mine did this too. It's too bad because these shoes look and feel great. I was thinking about buying another pair, but, i can't keep replacing them every year. Soul replacement is almost the cost of the shoe. I would love to find a similar style that lasted much longer. I appreciate any suggestions.

Posted on Mar 7, 2012, 2:01:50 PM PST
Same thing happened with my pair. I love these shoes, but am hesitant to buy another pair if they're just going to fall apart after a couple of months again.

Posted on Jun 1, 2012, 12:18:10 PM PDT
Dustin Spain says:
This has happened to me on two different pairs. I still kind of want more because they are very comfortable, but I guess I should look around.

Posted on Oct 16, 2012, 7:30:21 AM PDT
I thought it was just my pair that did this. I've had them for about 4 months and I do wear them everyday to work (office) and I also take 25 min walks during my break 2-3 times a week with them on...so when I found the cracks/holes on the soles I figured I was wearing them out prematurely by my own use. I think the sole is just too soft which makes it very comfortable but at the same time prone to this issue. I've gone back to Macy's where I got them and looked for another pair of similiar shoes but I just can't find anything I like. I may be stuck buying another pair but at $80, it can add up having to buy new ones that often.

Posted on Sep 4, 2013, 7:07:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 4, 2013, 7:09:55 PM PDT
Same thing happened to me, too! They are the most comfortable shoes EVER when you first put them on-- but i think that might have something to do with how they fall apart on the sole? Or it could be planned obsolescence by a conniving corporation?? I just went on amazon to buy another pair and I was SHOCKED to see it was just a few months ago that bought them! The sole looks like I've been wearing them since the early 90s haha.

Posted on Aug 4, 2014, 3:00:52 PM PDT
Darren says:
I just noticed a hole in my left sole. I think this is because when I get in my car I pivot on the left foot to sit down and over time it causes it to wear out faster than the right shoe. These have lasted me about a year and a half, however, I probably only wear them 2 or 3 days out of the week.

I will probably get another pair because they really fit nicely and are very comfortable.

Posted on Aug 22, 2014, 8:57:42 AM PDT
Anthony says:
Agreed, it seems like they have an air pocket in the heal. Only one was punctured, but now it makes a mild squeaking sound when I walk on that heal. It's a bummer, because these are affordable and comfortable to wear.
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