To be honest, I wear out shoes fast. I ruined my Madden Girl Gladiators VERY fast. The top started to break, the seams came out, the color faded, and the rubber on the bottom disappeared. (all of this after only two months.) I'm the kind of girl who likes to have her shoes around for a while, especially if I paid almost 45 dollars for them! So I wouldn't reccommend these shoes to anyone. No matter how cute the shoes are, don't settle for faux leather.