best shoes out there
these look, feel, smell better than vans. i go through a pair of vans era, authentics, etc. in a month (i don't even skate). but these shoes lasted me all summer, and i wore no socks for the most part. the only time they really started to stink was after i drunkenly decided to swim in a pool. the two pairs of laces are a nice add on. if you're debating these or another pair of shoes, GET THESE!