Average rating: 4.65 stars Prodigal Jess 5/13/20 Florida One of the better-made high-top skate shoes I've used and I've tried many. Decent ankle support...would prefer a hair more height in the ankle area and a cushioned tongue. When you tighten the laces too much, it pinches around the front of the ankle and can quickly become uncomfortable. A padded tongue and a little more ankle upper to spread out the tension would help with this. Soles are solid and provide excellent grip and board feel. Overall foot support is excellent. Just getting back into skating after many years away and still getting my ollies back, so can't speak to how durable they are in the wear-resistance department. But they seem like a very well-made shoe. When I opened the box, I was greeted with a strong smell of suede and leather, rather than the chemical smell of artificial materials...a very good sign. I would shop with Emerica again. May try another high-top model next time...possibly all-leather construction. Skate safe and skate again. Thank you...and God bless.