I've been riding the Pensford for a couple of weeks now, and I can honestly say they're worth every penny! I recently sprained my ankle and wanted a hi-top shoe I can skate in that will support me. I tried on a pair of Nike Hi-top Dunks, which started my search for a hi top. These are better, perfect ankle support, still have boardfeel, true to size. Can't say much more, great shoe for skateboarding!!