I bought these shoes several years ago to wear in an office. They are from Nordstroms. They wear like iron. In the past six months, they have seen the streets of San Fransisco, the subways of Manhattan, the polished wood floors of nice restaurants, the linoleum of the welfare hotels of the Bronx, earth of garden, rooftop, rain, sun, sand, sea, and the carpet of my bedroom. Thanks, shoes for holding up on me.