My Do-Wins (blue suede) are at least 3 years old. I had to have a cobbler fix the left shoe in December and the right one blew out on me a month ago. They are sitting right where I took them off in the garage still. The cobbler was able to glue and nail them back together and the left one seems to be better feeling now then before it blew out.
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin