This shoe was lightweight and comfortable but I will say I am very picky with the material. I thought the material would fair well when it came to skating but once I put my foot inside of the shoe I found it odd that it gripped my sock. The feeling was weird as my sock was more attached to the shoe then the sock was attached to my foot so I have yet to skate this shoe. It is comfortable and I believe with the right sock or no socks it could fair well. I will likely just wear this (blue) pair of shoes with specific outfits and leave the skating to another pair of DC's I own. The shoe is lightweight and comfortable to walk around in but just feels weird compared to the interiors of other shoes. It reminds me of a loafer.