I never was a huge fan of the Penny 3 just because at the time it was not a comfortable shoe at all. This revised version which is said to only being released at the House of Hoops locations in April looks to be the exact opposite. Silver on this black is always an eye catcher. I still have a feeling that the elastic in the tongue area might be a problem with some people that plan on rocking them just cause and not for a hooping shoe. I knew cats back in the day that use to cut the elastic off, but that is another story. Lol. Thought?