I do not yet have a pair of Meermin's. But in answering your question, there are three variables; the shoe, how it's worn and how it's cared for which will determine the answer. As was stated, despite some cranks insistence to the contrary, quality Goodyear welted shoes tend to be quite durable. As you likely know, Meermin shoes are made in China and finished in Mallorca. Despite quality issues with many products made in China, enough knowledgeable individuals have commended the average quality of Meermins for me to expect they will be very good quality for the price. Of course, this doesn't mean an individual pair can't have issues, but that's even true of much more costly makes, and should that occur, they should be exchanged.I mean durable, resistant to less-than-ideal weather, long journeys, etc.