I wrote sometime in February 2012:
So far, after a few runs with the new shoe:
- very nice cushioning. you can actually feel the soft cushioning while walking or running.
- for a neutral pronator, like me, this shoe works just fine.
- aside from it’s nice look, i like the wide toe box.
We’d find out more when or where or what hotspots will (if ever) develop, and some more. Soon, we will find out. After a few more runs, at different distances.
- Enough firm cushioning to protect your body from impact forces?
- A supportive shoe that bends at the forefoot, not at the arch?
- A comfortable shoe with a superb balance of cushioning and support?
- A well-cushioned lightweight shoe with a touch of stability?
- A light, well-cushioned platform and an upper that’s snugly holds the instep?
- A light and comfortable trainer with moderate cushioning and support?
- A stable ride that isn’t too soft or too heavy?
- A shoe that feels barely there yet provides balanced cushioning?
Now, with 310 kms of mileage, I can easily answer my own questions. 🙂
- There’s not much cushioning in it. After a few kilometers past 3-kms, the pain would start to surface.
- Yes, it bends on the forefoot – which is nice.
- There’s really not much cushioning and support. The heel counter is a bit tough though.
- It’s not lightweight at all. I don’t find any stability – but it’s a tough shoe.
- I use it as a trainer. I don’t think it’s even close to being moderate.
- It’s a heavy shoe – in the long run. 🙂
- Again, not much cushioning.
If it’s good at anything – it’s good for a short speed run. 3K at least. Go at your max effort and it will take you. Going beyond – makes me feel foot pain.
It looks good too. I like the color combination, and the lacing.
I like to walk with it too.