^ I still have my pair DS in 9 and wanted to skate them but havent yet. I started skating the Sk8 Lo's from the pack and they're great as far as waffle soles and uppers go, however I hate the foxing. It's too soft, and it tears/shreds off instead of wearing down smooth. But the snake material would hold up fine to skating, I think. Just as good as leather but since it's textured, the leather should open up a little more and develop some decent grip quick.
Yeah I was looking at those too. Im not sure about how leather would hold up to skating. Im new to syndicates and ive never skated anything with a leather upper. I usually just skate the regular era pros.