Just bought this pair of shoes a month ago and they are awesome! They’re comfortable and they provide an amazing amount of ankle support for skating. I couldn’t of asked for anything better.
The laces are attached to the eye stay which is only held onto the shoe by a row of thread and the fabric liner. I felt the ball of the left shoe get loose like I blew out a shoelace. Laces were fine but the stitching blew out and the eye-stay pulled away from the side of the shoe separating the laces from the shoe. I bought heavy duty nylon thread and sewed it back together. Hopefully it holds because it’s otherwise a really good shoe. Roomy, good board feel, good cushion, and well ventilated. I have two other pairs. Hopefully they hold up better than the first pair.
This is my 2nd pair of Pillars and I gotta say they're excellent, super comfortable, great support and a pretty decent durability. I'm still skating my first pair but bought these already because for me the only thing I didn't like was the hardness of the sole, they were already starting to have a hole on the side before I'd gotten the sole worn in, so I'm wearing this pair now for walking around in so that when it's time to retire my other pair, these will be all set and ready to go! As always Emerica smash it!
Great skate shoe
Look great, feel great, but they started falling apart after about 3 months of casual wear as I don't skate anymore. Construction could be better, otherwise a nice shoe🤙