damn are they really that bad??
I've worn my white/royal about 4 times and they're not getting any more broken in, it seems. The leather is like that vinyl/leather hybrid they used to use on Pro Wings. I think that's my biggest issue. I don't mind creases, but it's as if this leather has minimal give.
If it weren't for the nostalgic factor, I'd probably get rid of my white/royals and roll the dice on my two pairs of 2000 retros not crumbling into dust.