Laces broke on week 2, no biggie. I work in a factory, walking around 12K steps a day, in and out of staff office, and they as so loud everyone can hear me coming. Now the top of the shoe has started to pull apart. This is my second pair of Keens, both made in USA. The first pair lasted me over a year, this pair about 3 months. I expect a year of wear from a quality boot for this price.