These shoes are just amazing! The break in period is a bit painful and I often seem to crack my nails in them(maybe I should go half size up) but they perform extremely well. I was worried that they wouldn't smear very well because of the downturn in the toe but I believe they still smear quite well. My only gripe with them is that I had an air bubble or something in the rubber seam and already have a hole in the toe(I do not drag my toes up the wall.) Will be getting the same pair though!