I'm really tyinrg to like them, I really am! I love my Laser III's, they suit my wide feet, but the stud pressure sucked a little, so I like that they've addressed that. I preferred the Laser III colourways and I think these are just a little too flashy for me. If the instep only had the fins and stuff, I'd like them much more. The horizontal lines and such are not too nice, IMO.