I bought these shoes because I'm a Nyjah fan and have 2 pairs of the original Vulc and S models. Those shoes build quality are bullet proof. This model, or maybe just the pair I received, are not put together well. The heel logos were drastically crooked. The rubber web that connects to the toe cap was already split and coming unstitched right out of the box. The tongue on the left shoe was much longer than the right. About a half an inch. They also had what looked like rust stains around the vents on the toe cap. This was all right out of the box and never used. Pretty unhappy about it honestly. I was really looking forward to this shoe and it being a pro model I was sure that the build quality would be top notch. This shoe's build quality has confirmed I won't be buying DC Shoes again. This is the second pair I've purchased that have had flaws. I don't skate anymore and have since just been collecting skate shoes so when they come all jacked up it's pretty off putting. All I can say is buy DCs in store so you can confirm the build quality. My Nyjah S Vulc and TX Vulc are still flawless after a couple years and my Evan Smiths are also in great shape although the stitching on that pair was pretty inconsistent. I also have a pair of Syntax SN and Alias Travis Barker Remix. The Syntax was flawed all over the place out of the box, but the Alias from '03 are still flawless except the sole which has just gotten old and is now a little less grippy. Overall not stoked on DC anymore. Bummed in fact.