These are some wicked shoes. They look phat as hell, and as with all DC shoes, they're made out of top quality materials, so even with a bit of kicking around they don't wear out too quickly. The soles are pretty damn impressive. They're by far the most grippy shoes I've ever had, not giving an inch on even the toughest surfaces like wet lino and such. My only beef with these shoes (hence the '4') is that they're not the most comfortable DCs I've worn. Otherwise excellent.