The past two pairs of shoes that I had were white NIke's. The first pair was the white BFII's and the last pair were the white cages. For the past few weeks I have been wearing the grey/yellow cages and so far they show very little wear considering that I normally completely wear out shoes in less than two months. My current pair are actually a replacement for a pair that I wore out in a little over a month and I have another fresh pair still in the box for a pair that I wore out in a little over a month. So I am trying to figure out why these pair are holding up better than my previous pairs and here are all of the possible reasons that I have come up with: -The dye in the plastic adds to the durability. -I am dragging my toe less than I did before. -Shorter days mean that I am playing a little less than before. -Nike replaces shoes that wore out within 6 months with a more durable pair. -Nike makes slight durability adjustments when they release new colors. Anyway, I'm not sure why my shoes are lasting longer, but I was just curious if anyone else has found that Nike's colored shoes (or any brands colored shoes) hold up better than all white shoes.