I have a pair of pre-Nike Cole Haan chestnut brogues, and over the years the colour has gone very uneven, and they flex rather unattractively when I'm walking (maybe they always did that, but I really notice it now). I would not buy another pair even at a super-bargain auction price. I have a couple pairs of the Nike hybrids, and I consider them pretty reasonable for going on holiday with only a single pair of shoes where unknown amounts of walking, rough terrain and rain may be involved. Which is to say, I think they have uses if I look at them as something that may get used up quickly and made disposable by necessity. I wouldn't consider them an investment shoe.