The shoes look awesome - both the style and the colors. The style reminds me of the hushpuppies shoes I loved as a kid in the 70s while the colors were just perfect - I love the mix of black, brown, bit of red and yellow embroidered "N". The thin gum-sole is one of the best in the business (and you should trust me because even though I'm a stranger and you don't know me, I've skated for 35+ years and tried a lot of different shoes).
The shoes grip really well and don't show much wear when ollieing. I even finally (almost) learned kick flips after 30 years... The flick (is what the kids are calling it these days, right?) was great, and the shoe doesn't leave any residue on the grip tape - you know how some shoes will leave a white trail of rubber when you ollie? Not these. I could wear these out with my wife and she had NO IDEA these were skated-in shoes because they still looked so good after riding (and I gave them a solid 2 weeks before I donated them).
Five stars for the design, color scheme and quality. I can't take away anything because I bought the wrong size... and they weren't the wrong size necessarily - they were just slim and I have a high instep and it is what it is.