I wore these everyday for close to 8 months. They were in no way treated right. I abused the hell out of them and did no upkeep on them whatsoever. They stayed perfectly functional the entire time. I've since switched to using OTB's Desert Lites mainly because I moved to a more palm grovey rural type setting, which isn't what the Bushmasters were designed for, however they can still do the job, just expect a couple of hitchhikers from time to time due to the 6 inch height. I have no complaints, being fully aware that these are urban boots. These boots do not resist water at all, but dry fairly quickly, water wasn't a problem.
Note: I've worn Garmont T-6's and T-8's, as well as Oakley assault boots on a previous deployment. These OTB's were far more comfortable and durable, however the T-8's outperform them in a rural setting.
The sides of the boots held up perfectly well despite being constantly scraped from climbing walls and scaling buildings daily. These suckers were beat to hell and the sides do not show it.
The stitching blew around the heel cap on both boots around month 7. This did not effect the performance of the boot other than letting dirt in when I tried wearing them in a more rural palm grove type setting. Could've easily been fixed by a needle and thread.
The stitching around the edges of the toe caps blew on both boots. This had absolutely no effect on the performance of the boot and could've been fixed with a needle and thread. The hole looks worse in one picture because I cut away the toe cap to prevent it from fraying more. This happened around month 7.
Heel cap stitching blew, this only happened on one boot and didn't do anything to effect their performance. Happened around month 6.
Conclusion: I would recommend these boots to anyone who will be conducting mainly urban operations. They are quiet, VERY comfortable, and durable. OTB seems to have found the perfect balance of making this boot not too hot during the summer while at the same time not sucking total ass during the winter. Also you wont draw any second looks from boot nazi's aside from the most anal uniform checker. I like these boots enough to keep them to repair upon redeployment rather then just tossing them.
BONUS: When I posted some of this in the clothing and footwear forum, I was contacted by an OTB representative who sent me a brand new pair of Bushmasters, as well as another pair of boots free of charge. He also requested the pictures which indicated to me a desire to improve his product. All I can say is double up the stitching in the mentioned areas. All in all fucking awesome, thanks OTB!