I swear my son is the toughest on footwear- I have bought him clarks, start-rite, Timberland and many other 'reliable' brands in the past. Trainers don't usually last a minute with my son, but last year 'S-lights', by sketchers were on offer with Amazon and they lasted all year (I only had to throw them away because he grew out of them and because they were too worn to pass down). I immediately bought these as a replacement for his old sketchers and I am confident at the quality that they will last.
Sketchers are my son's favorite brand and although he is only 5 he has his requirements which are completely satisfied every time when he gets sketchers shoes. They are comfortable and easy to put on. So far no problems but he had them for a few weeks only and didn't have much chances to wear them.