I've only had the oxfords for approximately 6 months. I don't wear them very often. In terms of quality, MOTOs are a handmade artisan product that are of incredibly high quality and are in a league of their own. The can't be compared to Alden or White's as both of these brands have experienced poor quality control in light of their surge in popularity. It should be mentioned that MOTOs are hand dyed and that adds a unique characteristic to the shoes as they age.