My brother owned a pair of Faders way back in high school and college. As a kid I always liked them mainly because the big tongue was so unique. After he stopped wearing them I started to use them. Yeah they weren’t brand new quality but surprisingly they still held together super well. Jump forward about 5 years and I still was wearing the Faders mainly for yard work and a quick shoe for small errands. They’re a little busted and rough around the edges but I still wear them. I was so impressed with how well they’ve stayed together over the past 5-7+ years and with how comfortable and grippy the soles were that I wanted a pair of my own. I was seriously not disappointed! They’re so comfortable and give me the nostalgia feel of my old pair, easily becoming my new favorite shoe to wear. VERY good quality shoe. I understand the big tongue isn’t for everyone but for me, the quality of this pair is making me a dedicated customer.