I bought the shoes in the photo last August, for general purpose outdoorsy type things like gardening, and walking and such. Recently the left shoe has started squeaking with every step : makes it practically impossible to sneak up on anyone (did I mention he duct tape and the van?), and it generally irritates the bejeezus out of me I think it is friction between the outsole and the midsole as the shoe reaches the point of maximum flex, and I haven't a scooby how to stop it. Bloke at my local Timpsons can't help. Over to the collective consciousness that is ArRSe.