I got the previous generation of this shoe just a couple of months ago. The design looks to be very similar to these shoes. I really liked the fit. It's very comfortable but tight enough to prevent sliding. The laces and rubber are high quality, and stand up to a little bit of abuse while skateboarding. If you are getting these for skateboarding, consider getting a more expensive Etnies shoes if you can afford it, as the cloth will wear through before too long, especially if your ollies consistently rub above the rubber guard. Overall a very nice shoe, just not ideal for use as a skating shoe.