Excellent walking shoe
I've had my pair for several years and am about to replace them. I've found them very comfortable, durable and water proof. I don't know why some others have had problems with theirs - a bad batch maybe? Maybe they needed some TLC. Fabric shoes need to be cleaned and re-proofed with appropriate products from time to time. If you do that, the fabric will stand up to all sorts of punishment. I've used mine for hill walking in Scottish bogs and they've come up fine after cleaning and proofing.