I bought these as a Christmas present for my granddaughter ,I bought them direct from Dr Martins (Manchester)as i could not find her size on line ,she was so thrilled, but after 2 days wear the pattern rubbed off in various places so we took them back ,we were told by the assistant that there had been a problem!! and as my granddaughter did not want the problem again she chose a plain pr very disappointed. ( they cost £115) . I have emailed Dr Martins direct who apologized and did say they had ,had a problem with the pattern on the boots !!! why i ask were they being sold obviously knowing this problem so i say be aware of this problem when you spend your hard earned cash.