I was really hoping that they would last longer than three months, though. Yes, they were cheap -- just $10/pair. But If I have to buy four pair a year, that's $40. And that's getting close to what you could pay for traditional sneakers, which would probably last for longer than a year. So the final verdict is that the shoes are OK, but don't seem to last long enough to be cost-effective in the long run. I've got a second pair of Cyclones that I started wearing today -- we'll see if they last longer than three months. When they wear out, I'll buy myself a pair of real shoes that will last longer.
In addition to the pair of Cyclones I still have, I've got a couple of pair of work boots and a pair of crossovers. I think I'll start wearing the crossovers more often and see how they fare. I'm still liking the boots -- I expect that I'll really give them their real test once it's time to start mowing the yard again. All in all, I think I'm happy with the Starburys I've got, but I don't plan on buying any more Cyclones. I may pick up another pair of the crossovers if I ever find them in tan. I'll probably be in good shape with the boots for a while. If they hold up well during the mowing season next spring, I may pick up another pair when the ones I have wear out.
In better news about shoes, I bought a pair of real running shoes after work today. I'm really excited about trying them out on tomorrow's walk. I'll write about them after I wear them a few times.