We bought these for our daughter (I don't care if my little girl wears boys stuff) :) and they were so worth the price! I contemplated between these and the traditional laces shoes. I am very happy with choosing these because it makes it so much easier each time to take on and off the shoes. The soles were grippy enough to prevent slips, but not too grippy where it makes them trip every time they take a step. I really recommend these shoes!