I got these shoes for free skating and they have helped immensely. I was coming from walking shoes and the rigidity these shoes provide have me feeling in control of the skates. They are my go to shoes now even when not skating. They seem quite durable which I'm always looking for in a shoe. I would recommend them.
I really liked them, they are very comfortable and durable
Zero complaints about the "skatability" of the shoes, outside of - from my experience - a higher likelihood of getting sweaty feet faster than most other shoes I've tried. Love that it's a vegan option (in the black/black colorway at least), and would perhaps try them again some day but I prefer more breathability. Also love Chris Joslin so had to support the dude. Personally I'd prefer more vegan colorways of the cupsole Joslins. Thanks, Etnies!
Now i crease up my kakis.