Okay, so basically I am very disappointed in this purchase. They feel cheap, and they are NOT comfortable. However, if you do feel the need to buy them anyway, let me warn you of a few things.
The heel will gouge the back of your foot to oblivion, and the laces are about twice as long as they need to be. So for people who actually tie their shoes, like me, this is a nightmare. Plus, the laces are so shoddy anyway that in the second week of wear they start fraying and become increasingly difficult to work with.
I don't know how this happened. The last pair of Vans I owned were remarkable and I was so excited to be getting another pair. I am deeply frustrated with these shoes.
They look awesome
I don't feel bad about getting them dirty
They break in eventually...
Cheap materials and even worse laces
Probably not worth $50