These shoes are great, fit snug, are comfy and skate really good. Reminds me of the old Jerry Hsu emericas. Been skating em for a few months no blow outs. Overall solid shoe as expected from anything emerica puts out.
Wrong size and I wanted the red/maroon
I was using the mid-top wino g6s for a long time but only because they were my best choice at that time. These Pillars blow the wino's out of the water. The fit is much better, with a slightly wider toe box. They feel flatter, so you feel more connected to the board. I HATE skate shoes that have a slight heal or overly large amount of heal padding because I wear zero drop shoes when I don't have skate shoes on. There is virtually no break in period. The soles are nice and flexible and you feel like you been wearing them a week already as soon as you put them on. Feels great around the ankles for support and no hot spots.
I'm a cruiser, so I can't give feedback on wear and tear from ollies, flip tricks or any tricks for that matter. But they feel good when foot braking.
I've always bought Emerica shoes and they've always been great, these are no exception. These unfortunately were a different color than what's on the site but I'm still very happy with them.
These shoes were on sale and we're a great buy! Highly recommend!