BOTTOMLINE, these aren't a shoe that you're gonna get A1 fitment or feel in just one night on the town. I JUST broke the blackouts in a week ago and I've been wearing them since they released. CNY took less time with about 1 1/2 break-in time...FOF took about 2 weeks so if you can get passed the numbness which i went through and the stiffness too, when the shoe does soften its really a well assembled shoe thats great for hooping and looks decent to just rock casually. These are actually my favorite J's to hoop in after the 28's you jus gotta give em time really. I'm gonna cop the All-Star colorway when the price drops then wait on the 34's to release. i know they're being made by some asian lady overseas as I'm writing this. Cant wait to see how JB updates the 4...!!!!!!!