The Velcro fastener started wearing out within the first week. There is a metal ring the connects it to the lace part which twisted around making it hard to get the fastener tight. Then one morning, while trying to get out the door to school, that attachment area broke. In the trash they went. I have seen that happen to other shoes that use that oval metal ring to attach parts, but not with so little wear. My son did love his 'running fast shoes' and I will likely purchase NB again, but not this style or one with that type of lacing system.
They are bright orange for sure, but my kid loves that. They seem to be well made (unlike some other NB shoes) with decent materials and construction.
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