I bought this shoe at a retail store first. My experience the first time was that it was a good shoe for the money. The shoe smelt like chemicals - I don't know from what; maybe the glue? After all, they are made in China so who knows. I wore them as a work shoe Monday - Friday and they lasted about 3 1/2 months. I went through 3 pairs of shoelaces on them during that time. The first pair went in a month and the second two I can't blame on them as I bought them at a dollar store... The soles gave way first and separated at the toe.
Ironically I went on Amazon after they were shot and ended up buying the same brand and shoe. I have had the shoes for about a month now. Same chemical smell with the shoe. The laces are going and soles are wearing quickly.
You get what you pay for in these shoes and after two tries will probably not try to be so cheap on my next pair of work shoes.