The tumbled leather feels great but the leather definitely isn't as soft and malleable as 2016 1s. I haven't had the chance to try em on yet. I work an office job so my sneaker wearing is limited, especially in the winter time now. But my friend picked up a DS pair of the purple metallics last week and said they felt a lot tighter than his 2016 1s, narrow. The toebox seems more narrow/shorter in height compared to other 1s I've had (2013 chicagos, shattered backboard away, tan pinnacle). I think the fact that they're factory laced so tightly also keeps em that way. Still, I'm pretty excited. Purple metallics are my favorite of the metallic colorways.