Sorry to hear that. I've worn mine over 20+ times, TRAVERSED through ATL airport, and mine still look like almost new (minus a minor side toe box crease). No midsole cracks whatsoever. I guess the quality on these varies drastically. But all sharpied out??? That's turrible.
Yeah, well basically on the left shoe, if you cut it in half, it started out with like a minor chip/paint separation and as I started wearing them it got bigger and bigger till it stopped about a little more than half way through. So I pulled the uneven ish off sharpied the rest. U can hardly see it now unless you look real close. I just have to remember not to wear them in the rain. I don't even want to think about that. grrr