Firstly I appreciate that ES is trying to have environmentally sourced and made shoes. To do it to one of their flagship shoes is just awesome. Hope they keep doing it to just the Accel slims as well.
How do they skate? They are stiff right out of the box. Very stiff. Then they break in in no time. The strap provides the best ankle support I've ever had on a low profile shoe. The flick is amazing, and the material/tread pattern is as grippy as all get out.
Basically, these shoes don't mess around. They're as good as it gets.