That's exactly what has happened with Skechers I've bought in the past to be honest. Very comfortable but are knackered within a few months.The chaps who I play with who had Sketchers have all got rid of them. None of them lasted, either splitting, the uppers and sole seperating or leaking badly.
Whilst the were comfy out of the box, they just weren't good enough.
I'm curious, is it likely this opportunity was presented in the magazine as well? Hence the other two attendees may not be forum members at all?
Both my spikeless and spiked ones lasting well but I do rotate them with the ecco spikeless in the summer so on average they are out 2 a month each pair
I used one pair literally all winter after my old FJ’s fell apart - the other are lighter and perfect for summer!
Kinda forgot until right now though that I also have a pair of RSG’s which I may dig out for some rotation