Average rating: 4.75 stars Jarod 5/15/17 Oklahoma This is one of Emerica's best shoes ever. It's a cupsole that feels almost like a vulc when broken in. The toe cap lasts almost as long as the grip on the bottom. About three weeks of skating four times a week. The was laces have never torn on me, only frayed a little from griptape. They are also higher up and closer together than most shoes lace holes. They sit slightly lower on your ankles than most shoes so your flick and movement isn't limited, however you lose some protection. I usually go up half a size in the cupsole model. If not they might be a little too tight until you break them in. Too bad they only make it in one color now.