The Chukka Midtop offers additional performance and support with premium suede and canvas midtop uppers with UltraCush HD for the highest level of impact cushioning, Pro Vulc construction for superior boardfeel, flex and traction, and the Vans original Waffle Outsole.
These were great for my 10 year old. He really likes them. But the one complaint that I would have is that the laces are WAY too long. Even laced all the up and double knotted. We ending up replacing them with elastic ones.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend