The skates came in great condition, the color is nice, and they have great ankle support. I've only had a problem with the stitching of the boot itself(strings sticking out) but nothing bad. The blades came unsharpened, and tend to loosen up, but they are great for figure skating, I've been doing intermediate tricks and jumps and they're holding together nicely. The blades did seem a little dirty when they came but we assume it's not factory issues. They look beautiful, and size wise they should probably be sized down but they are great. I do reccommend these for any beginners or even intermediate skaters, I was really worried they would break, I heard some stories from friends about the lake placid skates they ordered and how the heels detatched early on but it seems great!