This shoe definitely exceeded my expectations. I usually skate in toniks and bristols but the council is choice. They are easily more comfortable and posses a simple and straightforward appearance while simultaneously maintaining focus on the technicality and delivery of the shoe. I intended to wear these shoes casually but was so stoked on the quality of the show that I had no choice but to skate in them. The black and gum colors work well with this low cut shoe. Amazing boardfeel and perfect sized pointed toe shape. The 4 lace holes sit on the upper and inner area of shoe preventing rapid corrosion of the laces from rubbing against griptape. The baker logo on the tongue is durable and the in sole pic of Cyril keeps skateboarding fun. All this shoe really needs is new colors and free baker stickers in every box.