These are a perfect mix between the Torey's and the Rico's; flexibility and that 'slipper-like' feel of the Rico, but the comfort and more thicker padding of the Toreys's. They are super comfortable for skating and perfect (and good looking) for just a walk-around shoe too. Unlike the Rico's, I would actually feel comfortable taking these down bigger things like stairs and gaps. These worn in really quickly for me, and with the more padding I feel like they'll last longer than the Rico's. Although for DVS shoes I find that when doing anything with a heelflip, they'll wear out twice as fast, but I guess any shoe is like that. So, if you like the Rico's or Torey's, or you're looking for a slimmer Torey or a thicker Rico, this is a perfect shoe, I recommend these and I'll probably be getting anther pair when these wear out.