Reviewed by OCULUS from Rensselaer, NY on Saturday, October 05, 2013
The uppers--along the sides where they meet the soles are some sort of rubberized material; the only felt is the apron on top. This combined with the fact that there are no working laces to snug up the generous sizing, I decided not to bother trying to break them in as they'd probably fall off my feet once they stretched. They also look a lot like skate shoes in person. Returned.