Some OTB hi-tops are in my future for sure, other options are the (imported and likely lower quality) Palladium (pampa TX maybe?) boots that use a ballistic nylon shell. Only thing I've heard about the OTB is that it runs narrow, a wide version is supposed to be on the way that I may wait for. I always get a bit nervous about "grippy rubber" soles as they tend to wear faster, but hard to say until people have more time in these.
There are quite a few boots that use cordura in strategic places (think issue desert boots) but many boots with nylon panels have them laminated to so many layers of foam and waterproof fabrics it is hard to isolate the performance of the cordura by itself. I have made some uncoated cordura moccasins and the one pitfall is how little seam strength there is with an uncoated fabric, you can't be stingy with your seam allowances and you have to finish seams carefully.
I figure there are gobs of cotton canvas shoes out there (vans and converse in particular) that last far longer then they have any right to, in a typical street shoe I would expect a cordura upper to outlast the sole, especially with a rubber toe cap.
I don't have the OTB mids, but the lows.
Honestly, it's a terrible shoe. Uncomfortable and produces blisters on the heel just from walking around. The sole, for some reason, is very hard and solid and makes an extremely loud click-clack sound as you walk on hard surfaces. It sounds like you're wearing heels.
At least it looks cool. I really wanted to like these, but alas.