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Great looking shoe, Very comfortable too. Use caution on high impact, see review.
on August 23, 2014
These shoes are excellent looking and fit like a glove. I wear a 7.5 street shoe but usually buy an 8.5 workout shoe. I ordered the size 8 based on the reviews and they fit very well. I will confess that I went from a cross training shoe, which I have been very happy with, and switched to these without giving time to get used to the minimal support. I am a group exercise instructor and a personal trainer and definitely would not do something this foolish again. A minimal shoe takes time to get the feet accustomed to the lack of support. This mistake has created pain in my heels, one in particular, since I began wearing them. Don't get me wrong, I really love this shoe, so here is what I did. I inserted gel heel pads under the sole insert. I bought the gel heels inexpensively from a drug store. I now wear these shoes alternately with my cross trainers. My heel still hurts but I did the damage initially. The gel pad has helped to NOT injure it further but I blame myself, more than the shoe. Please don't just put on a minimal shoe and hit the ground running as I did. My classes are fairly high impact and as I said, it was a foolish mistake. I get lots of compliments on these. I wear them for personal training all the time and as long as I alternate these with my more supportive shoes for my high impact classes I have been fine.