One word for these shoes, durability. These shoes are built to last. I have been skating mine for two strong months, around 3-4 times a week at the park or street. Great board feel, awesome low-profile feel and look, great shock absorption even with the board feel (you usually find one as a trade off of another). My only complaint is that I break my laces about twice as often as I did with my Supras. Not a big deal, breaking laces happens. Fits true to size.