If I had to sum this shoe up in one word, it would be..."daaaammnnn"... super comfortable and stylish, very durable, and affordable. It's almost paying homage to skate shoes of yesteryear with a departure from the current trend of slimmed down designs, with a sporty kind of look, but also remaining functional. I was really surprised at how tough these shoes are. Usually I begin to wear down the side of a skate shoe within a couple times of skating them but these have lasted much longer than I anticipated. I did have to Shoe Goo it after about a month of skating, but the sole still shows only very little sign of wear and tear. They show up on the Emerica website for $89, but you might be able to get them for cheaper. Either way, check them out. You'll definitely get your money's worth.