I don't think they were defective at all. Just not durable enough. I'm pretty hard on boots from riding, constant strapping in, and plenty of hiking and hanging out mixed in.
18 Snoplanks Asym Fish . 18 Arbor Terrapin . 17 NS Maverix . 17 NS Twenty Five . 16 NS Swift - 14 TJ Brand Retro Fish
18 Rome Katana . 17 Burton Malavita Wing . 16 Burton Genesis X
16 Flow Talon