I bought a pair of b.u.m runners in 2005, maybe 2004, in black with a little letter b embroidered onto the outside side of the shoe. I am sad because they finally fell apart on me and i can no longer wear them. I've worn these shoes everyday to work because they cushion my feet, and my heels and knees dont ache at the end of a full days work running around like a mad woman. These shoes have been through EVERYTHING! Snow, slush, puddles, rain, mud, cement floors and dust, everything from being on my feet 10 hours a day strait to walking trails and i've even worn them while jogging both outside and on the treadmill.
They are lace up in style, and i have never had to replace the laces because of fraying or any other shoe lace problem. The shoes are also made of synthetic leather, great stitching, awsome quality work, like i said these shoes have been through some pretty wet conditions. I just can't get over the great workmanship on these shoes, the glue and stitching are fantastic, about six years of daily wear and tear and these old guys have held up pretty darn good!
Off to WalMart to buy another pair!