I had thought about buying them, but decided on a regular racing style boot instead for the better protection. They look like a good shoe if you don't want to wear a boot and need something you can walk around in. Better protection than a regular tennis shoe, but still short of a boot. A decent compromise. In the same category check out the Oxtar Jupiter, it's the same style and looks like it's really comfy also. It looks a little more like a regular show than the Sidi does.