Average rating: 4 stars Euan 6/13/17 London I've been skating these shoes for just under a month now and they're a solid. The toe cap is still its original shape although I don't do too many kickflips. Its very durable, I'm starting to get a small hole in the ollie area but it hasn't even gone all the way through the material which suprises me after a month. The downsides to the shoe The laces Ripped within 3 sessions but like most skate shoes I don't expect much from the laces anymore. I am currently skating the original lace as 4 separate laces going all the way up the shoe so I guess there's always a solution. The toe cap is solid as mentioned but it takes some time to break in. after four or 5 long sessions I was still getting blisters on my pinky toe and the toe next to that from both shoes. But since it softened up its been no problem. The board feel is perfect but not good for impact. You shouldn't let that put you off buying them tho because I've never been a fan of the impact protection in any shoe of any brand. I ripped out the original insole and put in the G6 insole from the reynolds reserve aswell as a dr.scholls insole (not because the G6 insole is bad but i always double up because my feet hurt with just one insole) Over all I would recommend this shoe to any skater, more specifically low impact tech skaters, but you can definitely turn it into a high impact shoe with the right tools. Great shoe, Emerica all the way.