I wanted to like these shoes and to give an enthusiastic and funny review such as "They go from your skateboard to your yacht without missing a beat." But, even though they look great, they were unsuitable. The soles were described as being rubber, but in fact the only rubber was a very narrow band at the ball of the foot, a very narrow band at the instep, and the heel. The rest was a slick, non-grippy synthetic. How safe would that be for athletic pursuits? Also, they weren't zero drop. They are elevated less at the toe and more at the heel. Again, not desirable for athletics, and not like traditional sneakers. I sent them back, feeling like I'd been misled by the description.