Originally Posted by MiddleClassDude
Bottom line if you wear them every day they will only last as long as your shoe-wearing style takes them. Some people say shoes start to break apart on them after 1-2 months (not these but ANY shoe) of daily wear. Some people never wear out their shoes because if you own a few pairs of shoes and wear all of them somewhat regularly, shoes can last years and years. The only times I've worn out Converse were when I had them as a kid and they would be my only pair and had to wear every day, and/or when I wore all-black Chucks as work shoes and would wear them every day (5 days a week, always 8 hour shifts). Even still the shoes held up fairly good, I'd generally wear sections of the sole clean down, while holes would open up at the high-crease points. But I'd still wear those shoes for a good year and a half.
I should note I've heard some people say of these Varvatos that the clear sole will pull apart from the shoe, but have said it's fixable. My one pair of Varvatos are holding up fine after 6 months of intermittent wear.
I'll have to check out this Nordrstrom's thing.
I have a pair of Converse lows that I've had since around 98. I've worn them regularly throughout the years, especially during warm months. The heel area is worn down, and I had to glue together part of the sole near the heel. But other than that, they're holding up amazingly well. I think they just get better looking the more they wear out.
I used to wear mine in college until they were practically falling off my feet.