I bought a pair similar to this one in Tel Aviv, except it's suede in the heel area and doesn't have a velcro strap. I love them. Even though I paid $200 UD dollars for it, I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again.
Now that I found out Amazon's offering similar shoes but for $70 less than the ones I had, I didn't think twice to place an order. Received mine yesterday, wore them today, and I already love them just as much. G-star shows tend to last a long time, so they're well worth the extra price you're paying for. I highly recommend these. I wear 8.5 but size 9 fit perfectly for me.