These shoes were a great deal. They look really cool and skate pretty well. My only criticism is that the tread of the shoes goes away in about 3 weeks if you skate 5 days a week. They also took a really long time to wear in and I don't think that in the long run they are worth it. If you have disposable income than you would probably be fine with purchasing 2 or 3 pairs of these, but if money is tight I would definitely stick to a shoe that you know will stick up. Overall, the shoes feel pretty good and they are worth a try, but just know that you'll probably have to purchase another pair shortly after these ones.