I have a very difficult time finding a shoe that doesn't put pressure on the top of my foot where the toe bends. The first pair of Dexter shoes I ordered unfortunately did just that. No defect in the shoe, just a problem with my foot. Shoeline took them back and gladly exchanged them for this shoe. Because of the mesh weave this shoe fits very comfortably and I didn't have any foot problems. Don't know what Jared did to his shoes, but I've had mine for over a year and haven't had any problems with the reflective coating. Good company to deal with, good products, and good prices!