"Let me start off by saying that I do quite a bit of walking in a given day (0.75 to 1 mile). I work in a hospital environment so that's the nature of the beast.
I bought these shoes new in May of 2009 and they are starting to look a bit tattered. I've maintained them as best I could, cleaning at least once a month; but they are much too fragile for the abuse I've put them through.
I have two major complaints about these shoes:
1) They are a bit too narrow and actually caused a neuroma in my right foot. It's just the design of the shoe (narrow) and the shape of my foot (normal/wide). Should have considered this before purchasing. Again I do a lot of walking and clearly these shoes were not designed for that. YMMV.
2) The sole at the front of the gore doesn't hold up very well. Mine is already coming apart and I'm planning on gluing it back on and retiring the shoes to only occasional/night out wear.
Other than that, these shoes do look great and if you aren't planning on doing a whole lot of walking then they are stylish and very affordable. The size was true to my shoe size (12.0) Like other posters have said they look great with pretty much anything.
So in summary: Only buy these shoes if you only plan on wearing occasionally and/or don't do a whole lot of walking."