I bought these boots in the summer. So it's been about 6 months and I ride in them about 4-5 days per week, 2 horses a day. I am an active, athletic rider and I do a lot of jumping and also trail work/XC. I am very pleased about how these fit, and I haven't had any problems with them holding up (fingers crossed). They do run a full size small compared to other brands. I don't have a lot of experience with high end boots so I can't compare, but I am a serious rider, and these are very attractive, comfortable, broke in easily and I am buying a second pair.