The shoes look great when you pull them out of the box. The laces have a nice sheen and the details look great. They also feel sturdy and bulletproof (for a canvas
shoe). I was really on the fence about returning these though after trying them on. They are an extremely stiff shoe and felt like my feet were tired after being in them for 10 minutes. Since I like the style though, I rode my bike over to get some new insoles
and also noticed that the rubber sole was very hard and slippery (compared to vans
, etc) and slipped on the pedals quite a bit. After picking up some fancy new insoles
for these, I doubled them up with the supplied insoles
and was determined to break these in asap. 2 days later they are much more comfortable although the sole still feels slippery, but perhaps this will break in after some time as well. Overall they are sturdy, look great dressed up or down but are just an ok value for the money.