Really great shoe. Very comfortable. Breaks in easily, even for a vulk sole. High quality leather, great look and feel. I bought them as a casual shoe as I think their a bit too heavy to skate in. For me the work boot styling mixed with a classic skate shoe feel is a formula for an awesome every day shoe. The only thing I wish they did different would be to throw Cardiels name on it somewhere. Real small on the tounge or even on the insoles wouldve been cool, but the only place it says Cardiel is on the box.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend