To be honest this shoe felt as if it was better quality for multiple reasons.
Fit was snug regardless of the shoe being slimed up.
Round laces are a plus for durability. Not to also mention the suede holds together well.
Quality of rubber has increased based off of grip -tape abrasion.
I’ve never been a high top person, but these mids feel really nice on the ankles while skating. They do need some breaking in to get the suede and sole a little more flexible, but that’s normal. It only took a few days as with most shoes. I will say my only complaints with the shoe are 1) the laces don’t stay tied for long, and 2) the insoles are a no go, they are thin, not supportive at all, and also a pain to rip out of the shoe. Grab some fp insoles or some other ones you like, and stick em in the shoe. I had some old vans pop cush insoles so I used those and felt much better wearing the shoes around and cruising on my board.
So sick, stylish, quality
Fits like a glove and the compression really helps during long skating sessions
Very good shoe, saved my ankles from getting hurt as well as being comfy and stylish. I do wish that they would make an all black version of this shoe though.