Average rating: 4.88 stars Jarod 5/15/17 Oklahoma Great cupsole model from the Boss. This shoe fits really comfortable out of the box but does require about two days of skating to reach its full potential (like most cups). The toe box is rather round compared to most shoes but boasts three solid layers to tear through. The cupsole and suede meshes together very well as they wear down like all Emerica's. I only skate this brand and have never once had a sole separate from the rest of the shoe. The bottom is usually the first to wear out which is expected. They can only make a sole so durable before it becomes too slick and loses grip. The "lightly padded" tongue is probably the most padded one in their current lineup second only to the Herman cupsole model. The laces are fair but will require replacement (which do not come with the shoe). These shoes are unique in the aspect that they have quite a bit of Achilles' tendon protection which you can see from shoes side profile.