Oh dear, how the mighty have fallen. I have worn Karrimor boots for years. They were superb. I decided to replace my 10 year old pair of KSB's with these as the suede was cracking on the old ones. Bad mistake, I should have looked after the old pair better. Pair 1 lasted five hours on a trip to the theatre as part of my `breaking in' routine, before the upper fabric was splitting away from the suede lower portion of the boot. Yes, after only five hours of very light wear. Returned to Amazon who rapidly dispatched a replacement pair. These lasted a less than impressive ten days of similarly light wear before failing in the same manner as the first pair. For me Karrimor used to be the best, now I just would not go near them. Shame.