My son breaks all of his shoes. I bought him 80 dollar Nike pegasus, and he wore them out in a matter of weeks. I got him Asics and he broke them and made them all gnarly in a month, so I finally decided to draw the line, went to the shoe store in Academy, and got the most durable shoe I could find.
Unfortunately for him, that means I had to find the uglies shoes too.
It was a New balance shoe, the ugliest huge brand out there. The only color it has on it are black and white, the only option available as well. They are SO HEAVY( because of their thickness) and are SO UGLY( there is nothing special about it except that it is expectionally ugly).
However, a month passed, and I was so suprised that thy DIDN'T BREAK!!!!
Two months passed and they were still INTACT!!!!!
Overall, if your son/daughter loves to show off the beauty of their shoes, this a poor shoe to get, but it will last forever, I guarantee you. And you will save yoru bucks.