The shoe was bought for my son to wear to school for Physical Education. The shoe is nice but for some strange reason the rubber part at the front has started peeling and the material around that area is cracking up. I am a little dissapointed as he has not work the shoe fives times. For a sneakers that price for a 5 year old I do expect to get value for money expecially since the air force one he wore for the entire year last year is still in good condition except that they dont fit him anymore. My husband and I really liked that sneakers and went to almost every mall and every sports store in Ft Lauderdale and Tampa in search of the size and colour that we needed. Now to be faced with this problem after such a short time is very disheartening. I do hope that it will hold up for him to wear for a longer period.