They're durable and the high top and thicker material make them a little more hardy for a 3rd grader who's rough on shoes.
I've read reviews about how comfortable the shoe is. I still wear socks with it though but that's just me. My feet are naturally sweaty on their own but the material isn't that thick (nor is it too thin) so I don't worry over that. Honestly the shoes are really stylish, it's easy to pair with shorts, skirts, jeans, dresses - I could go on.