I thought the pattern and colors of the shoe were very cool when I found them online. The price is great and they look just as good as higher end kicks. I also think the pattern is unique, but won't look outdated anytime soon. I would mention that they are extremely stiff at first, which makes them a little more like putting on a boot. This also makes it a bit difficult to tighten the laces. Not a deal-breaker, but coming from other DC shoes that I love, I was surprised that they weren't just a little more comfortable out of the box. This is the only thing stopping me from giving it 5 stars.