My 5 or 6 year old Aerostar touring boots with Goretex! I'm pretty sure the excess wear is due to the metal shifter on the Ural. The rest of the boot is fine. I really like these boots so I'm thinking I'll try repairing it with Aquaseal or Shoe Goo and see if I can get another year or two out of them. We do have a shoe repair place in town, but I doubt very much they could re-sole them with anything similar to the original. Darn it!