I purchased five pairs of these shoes
(in both leather and suede) back in July (about six months ago). I was concerned about a few things: 1. Fit out of the box (I don't know what it is, but some shoes
really cut into the tendon above my heels and all the clowns who say the blisters are worth the pain are full of it) - absolutely excellent. They were soft, comfortable, flexible enough to mold nicely upon first wear without issue. 2. On-deck grip is excellent. 3. Wearing them in less-than-ideal situations, I noticed that they didn't scuff or discolor badly. I was especially concerned about the suede in seawater. I will admit, I did treat them in advance with a protector, I can't recall which. 4. Fit six months later has been excellent. They've molded a bit more to my feet, but have not deformed in any way. Overall, I'm a fan for life. Lots of compliments and playful teasing, great all-day comfort (and I normally don't like shoes
without socks), breathable and just overall a surprisingly pleasant experience. They ran true to size as indicated by other reviews. One concern is that I am flat-footed and have a slightly wider left foot - I didn't find this to be a problem at all. Of course, Zappos was on-point about everything as expected and while I'm not sure what the difference is in VIP vs standard shopping experiences, I'm glad to see that Amazon has embraced the Zappos culture rather than change things for the worse (though I'll confess, I'm a sucker for Prime).