The Smoothflex Ride 3.0 shoes are attractive and appear to be durable; they were purchased for my 14 year old daughter, and she loves them. She has worn them for Marching Band practice, and they fit her perfectly. She has a somewhat wide instep, and it is difficult to find shoes that fit her properly. Reebok is a brand that fits her well. She also wears Reebok ice skates.