I bought these for my son and this is what he says:"Needs more feel and grip. A little bulky and the insoles need more cush." He is a scooter rider and is just as hard on his feet as a skater. He also owns his own company and was looking at bringing these in.
These shoes are killer right out of the box. The upper shoe gives a breathable and flexible feel. The sole grips plenty for me.
I'm hyped that Ryan got another shoe! I feel like it was about time and I'm glad that he was at least willing to have them display his initials. I also like that these shoes have that modern and still bulky skate shoe look like most eS shoes have. The sizing was like that of a marana for me. My normal shoe size is 12 so have to wear 13s for a comfortable fit (and they do fit. Its like Etnies' sizing is of another country or something idk). These are a lot more spacious inside than the marana though, which is also good for me since my feet are wider. So far the durability seems promising but I haven't put much skating into them yet. Overall, I think they are amazing!
Amazing board feel out of a slightly bulky shoe. Very comfy and easy enough to break in.