Take care of them and they will last a lifetime. Use a good polish, use shoe trees, and let them "rest" a day after wearing them. I can wear mine all day and the comfort is far beyond most dress shoes made these days.They have a few styles of men's dress shoes for $350.00. Does anyone have any experience with these? I was wondering how they compare in quality to similarly priced shoes, i.e., Alden, Peal & Co. from Brooks Brothers, etc.