Decided to try the New Balance WT00s and see if the fabric holds up better. They are comfy and a great color. I tried on their road shoe also (this is the trail shoe) but the store guy said the road shoe sole gets torn up easily and he wouldn't recommend it for running on dirt, which I do.
First run will probably be tomorrow morning. I'll post again if I have any issues. As you can see, Rem seems to approve.