I have had these boots for about a year now and I use them daily. They look like they are brand new even after 1 year of use! They do not fade or tear. I use them for flat work, cross country schooling, jumping, and dressage. The only problem was the fact that the Velcro straps were a little long and came a couple off inches off my horses legs, but I cut the extra Velcro off with scissors and they work perfectly. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND these boots.