Let me start off by saying I know that this topic has been talked to death. That being said I did not see anything really recent about it when I was searching. It has been my experience over time quality changes sometimes for the good and sometimes not. I have warn sketchers for a while as regular shoes and for Christmas I got a Pair of Sketcher Works Steal toe Slip on shoes. These shoes have completely failed in less than 3 months of wear, And I have realized that the last few pairs I have purchased really have not lasted that long either. I am looking for a suggestion of a new brand of shoe to try out. I Need at minimum a safety toe, that is slip resistant, Ideal I am also looking for a Slip on shoe, Half of my day requires me to work in and around a dance studio and need to remove my footwear while working in the space.