I purchased these shoes for my granddaughter. She just turned 13 and they were on her wish list. She has worn these sneakers probably 5 times. She was very careful with them as they were her "back to school " shoes. Since she doesn't go outside a whole lot, there was never any action on her part that would have made these sneakers come apart. I am very angry with the quality of this product. I absolutely will never purchase another Adidas product again.