Is this a decent brand, or is it something of a sheep in wolf's clothing, so to speak? I bought a pair of leather H by Hudson ankle/derby boots @1 1/2-2 years ago on closeout sale, but I just started wearing them about 4 months back. In these 4 months, I have been wearing them exclusively at the office, and on average 3 times a week. Sadly, the leather is ripping where the vamp meets the sole at the instep of the right boot, and it looks like the leather is starting to pull away from the sole at the same spot on the left boot. The styling of their boots and shoes appeals to me. In looking to replace these I'm wondering if I should write off H by Hudson on the basis of this experience, or if I should give them another shot. Please feel free to share your experiences/opinions.