The Atwood, a heritage low-top style, fuses canvas to Vans Original Waffle gum outsole through vulcanized construction. Metal eyelets, a padded tongue and collar, along with a double-stitched upper give this very comfortable style the utmost in durability.
I bought the charcoal color for my 5 year old. He is tough on shoes so I thought skateboarding shoes would last longer. After just 3 weeks of wearing them to school they started tearing at the top and sides.The dumb guy at shoe store tried to tell me he got some chemical on them and that is why they were tearing. i told him no way and stormed out. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY , BUY SOMETHING ELSE.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend