I ordered these to replace my black & red Vans that were wearing out.(Vans discontinued them or I would have bought another pair...) I was surprised to find that they had a gusset tongue. Also, the two inside vent holes are gone. This makes the shoe more waterproof. As soon as my knee gets better I will test them MTB. The sole is a bit stiff (not overly)which would offer some support on the pedal; but it might be too slippery on the pedal. I expect it to handle riding through streams without any problems. It's rather sharp looking with the red accents. Will be nice wearing on the street. Good in the rain and snow-slush. But...they don't have a lot of ventilation, so they might be hot in the Summer as street shoes. The sole is slightly stiff, so it might be better as a trail shoe than my skateboard friendly Vans. This is my first impression. Looks good, but not tested yet.