I bought a pair of the Lawngrips with laces (I think they call them the pro model) about 2 weeks ago and after many long days they still look brand new. Thats mowing in wet grass, stepping in mud, and spreading granular. Last year I used to wear a pedometer just for curiositys sake and on average I would walk 6 miles a day. This year many of my jobs are much larger so I beleive that im doing alot more walking. I have seen many mixed reviews about this shoe so that that is why I wanted to post this up for others. I would also like to add that I normally wear a size 10 and the 9s fit me the best. I have a narrow foot and they are still very nice and snug. In fact there have been many times where it hurts to walk once I get home and take them off (Lawngrips) than to just keep them on. My feet stay dry ans so far nice and cool. the shoe has no stains on it from the wet grass and the sole has great traction on the turf. When then clog up with mud, it is VERY easy to remove it.Typically a thumb and 5 secs on each one and they are nice and clean. Mud seems to fall off nicely. At this rate, even if I had to buy a new set every year which I dont see as having to be the case; I would. I can see getting maybe 2-3 seasons out of them. Thats it!