If you like the éS Accel Slims, then you'll love these. I skate MOB griptape and so far the only wear is on some of the stitching but nothing significant besides ripped laces. I dig the colorway, too. It may be a bit preppy for some, but it looks cool for the summer. The flick is great, the toe isn't too pointy, but it's not too round. Only issue which seems to be recurring with any STI shoe is that the outsole doesn't last as long as the shoe's upper itself. However, so far it's lasting long enough. Bravo, éS, I love these.