These shoes are super-grippy. exceptional board feel, plus many kudos on the osiris style. I'm still not used to the new fit of skate shoes. I think the puffy style shoes of the 90's, although not as sleek, are much more mellow on your dogs. I feel the extra padding keeps your feet secure and less fatigue occurs during extended sessions. This is due in-part to my narrow heels and does not affect my over-all opinion of these steezy kicks.