I picked these shoes up maybe about six months ago or so, and though they aren't a daily wear for me-I own too many shoes-they are holding up fairly well. They have dirtied a lot, and absorbed the color from the cuffs of my jeans, but man, these shoes look amazing still, they just have SO much character now. No tears or broken seams.
They for sure fit about half a size big, I didn't size down, and when I first tried them on I thought, "man am I glad I didn't size down, these fit pretty nice," but once they started breaking in, they became much looser on my feet.
These shoes are amazingly comfortable, the footbeds are cush, and sides have a lot of free movement in them, I absolutely enjoy them, BUT these shoes are on the heavy side. Every time I switch from some of my much lighter shoes to these it takes me a moment to adjust my walking.