These shoes are perfect, they are made of a light foam material on the inside and leather on the tongue. The laces are also leather which is fantastic. They also fit really well and the grip is amazing. For me I do not think I'm going to skate them but they would be awesome to skate in. The only problem i first had was the laces being so long because I'm not going to strap them all the way up to the top but I stuck them in the stash pocket (which is alot bigger than other stash pockets) just like my other Supras. So if you are going to buy them but think they are overpriced, there is a reason, they are totally worth it.