Ok so they're not really skate shoes and I didn't personally break them in, but they are so frigging rad I had to have them. Zipper for easy in/out, sheepskin insides, laces that stay open and need no tying, already broken in... damn you Golden Goose, you suck me in every time. I do love the message on the tongue of the shoe though. ha ha ha. And in case you're wondering, that is one of my personal skateboards.