I bought a pair of Gladiator sandals WITH A 4" HEEL froM FOH back in Jan of 2009. It's not like I rushed to wear them so they sat in my closet for 5 months before I wore them in my home for all of 15 minutes. Three weeks later I put them on again and I noticed that one heel was wobbling and thought it was in the heel from being to skinny so I took them off looked at it and didn't see anthing. Within about 20 minutes the entire heel came apart from the rest of the shoe. I called FOH and they told me, "tough luck, you only have 3 months to do a return, period, no exceptions!!!."