My 10 year old "just had to have" a pair of these skate/shoes. Guess they are quite the thing nowadays. I agreed to pay 1/2 if he paid the other 1/2 out of his allowance since they can also be used as regular shoes. Truth be told...they are actually pretty cool. You just kind of glide around on your heels with these. They come with a disclaimer on the bottom saying that by removing this sticker you forfeit your rights to sue the manufacturer if your kid gets hurt using them!