This is my 2nd pair of A-star riding shoes (not sure if these are the exact same model or not). Overall, I'm a fan. They are comfortable, they can pass as regular footwear for walking around, and they provide a bit more protection than sneakers or the like. I would say that these run just a little bit small (length) compared to most footwear, but once broken in, that isn't an issue. This particular model has noticeably less air flow than my previous pair and I'm sure less than the rideknit version (not a problem, just note this in your decision). They are comfortable for walking around and pretty easy to put on and take off. My last pair lasted 3-5 years, so I consider these a reasonable spend in terms of longevity and durability as well. Thankfully I never crashed in them, so I don't know how they hold up for that, but as an A-star product, I use them because I have confidence that they will hold up if needed.