I've got Five.ten Galileo's, and fucking love them, but they're not exactly entry level. My friend has Evolv Defy's and everything he's said has been positive. From what I've heard about them and read, they seem like a perfect entry level shoe. You don't want something too tight, aggressive, and uncomfortable for your first shoe. It'll make your footwork go to shit, because it hurts. I'd definitely go with these if I were you. Evolv's a legit brand.