Great shoes, poor stitches
Hardly into the first winter, the seams above and around toes started to fall apart on both shoes in different places, almost simultaneously. Leather patches come apart, wind and water enter through the widening gaps. It looked like someone severed the stitches with a scalpel or dipped the shoes into acid, so that they start dissolving. But more likely, the threads were of low quality and not strong enough, or damaged during the production. Such a waste of great design and other materials for one cheap component! I would keep wearing them with great pleasure otherwise.