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Great All-Purpose Sneakers
on January 18, 2011
Pros: The shoes are very comfortable, have excellent grip on the tread, and make a very good looking, if bold, statement. They are very breathable to keep your feet from getting too hot, sweaty, and smelly.
Con: The shoes are so breathable, they can actually be a little cold in the winter months. They also are not very adept at keeping out rain or snow, but in all fairness they are running shoes, not hiking boots.
I'm no shoe connoisseur, but I realized I needed to buy a new pair of sneakers when my old ones began to fall apart. I looked in a number of physical stores for something I liked (I like to be able to touch or try on shoes and clothes before buying them, as a picture only tells you so much) and had very little luck. At an Academy I happened to see the profile of these running shoes on the shelf, and I was immediately in love. I normally like very simple, understated styles, but the bright green tubes on the black sole, and the grey-to-white fade on the cloth/mesh parts of the shoe really caught my eye. Green and black are, after all, my favorite colors.
I tried the shoes on, and they fit very well. There's more arch support than there appears to be from just looking at the shoe, and the mesh uppers make them *very* breathable. I decided not to get them that day, as I was still a little unsure about buying such a brightly colored pair of shoes, but trips to other shoe stores only further convinced me that these were the shoes I would be happiest with. I was unable to return to the Academy I tried them out at, so I purchased them through Amazon. They arrived quickly, and are as great as I remember.
I've had the shoes for a few weeks now, and have found very little fault with them. The mesh makes them very breathable, and thus a little cold for winter, as well as not very good for keeping out water or snow. Since they are running shoes, however, this is hardly a fault. I'm frequently surprised at how "grippy" the soles feel compared to other sneakers I've had, which is great when running or walking on uneven terrain.