We got these for my son who is currently into star wars. So far we are very satisfied. The canvas is of good quality and the shoe is flexible. The loop in the back helps put them on and even without socks we've had no blisters. The grips and textured fabric at the bottom to help reduce slipping is the same as all the other stride rite brand canvas shoes (hoop and loop) we've bought him. This has been a favourite feature of mine because even running over smooth, wet floor he doesn't slip with them. I expect them to last just as long as the other's we've bought, making the price well worth it.