nice flick and durability
As soon as I slipped these on to lace them up I knew they were something special. Perfect shape [for my feet], incredibly soft but secure fit, and I don't even need to drop extra $$ for a good insole because these have excellent insoles already. Suede feels great. The hidden toe caps are a nice touch, too.
Then there's the grip. Ohhhh man, the grip is good. I figured carrying the Michelin crossover was just a marketing gimmick. I thought they'd be good enough, but not much of a difference. I WAS WRONG. The grip is so good, I'm afraid the government will ban them.
5/5 Stars; 9/10 Rating.
The ONLY changes I would make would be minor and aren't essential. Lace protection would be sick but laces are cheap, so replacing them really only costs time and the effort to re-lace. A lace sleeve attached to the tongue bungees/straps inside the shoe would be 11/10. For those of us that don't like the loops and knot to be flopping around outside the shoe, a lace sleeve inside the shoe to slip that excess into would make these the most complete cupsole skate shoe ever made.
But you got me, Etnies. You got me, Chris. I'm a Joslin lifer now.