My 2 boys love these shoes. They don't want to wear anything else since I bought them for them. My 6 year old put them on and started hopping and jumping around with a big smile! My 8 year old loves them too. Only issue is that the toe guard is already peeling away from the shoe- it hasn't been but a couple of months. This a huge disappointment considering the price and their fondness of the shoe. I don't know how I will get them to buy anything else when it comes time to size up. I'd give it 5 stars if it weren't for the shoes coming apart. Other reviews I've read say they last and last for their kids. My kids aren't even rough and tumble- they are pretty laid back and tame- so I'm not sure why our shoes are failing. I'd buy them for my twins too if I knew they would last.