I recently found this page. I always bought in the store. When I was in Italy, I was looking for comfortable shoes that I could use while traveling.When I saw it, I really liked its fashionable design. When I put it on, I realized that it was very comfortable. When I returned home, I realized that I did not feel comfortable in my old shoes. I started using these shoes daily in rain snow even sunny weather. I threw away all my old shoes and bought another color. I wash very dirty new balance in the washing machine at 60°(but you don't try it officially not recommended). I don't know what to do for this model to be damaged in general. I have had it for 6 years. I only buy new ones to adjust the style. To be honest, I use it everywhere, every day, regardless of the weather.