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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Not for distance running....
on June 18, 2014
brief initial appearance of comfort
poor support for the long-haul
poor quality of material
I've been a wearer or Brooks running shoes for a number of years and recently retired a pair. I was willing to try a new brand and came across this one, which had stellar reviews. I was initially quite pleased, but after a few months of usage, you'd think they were two years old.
Use: I am a long-distance runner who trains for half and full marathons year around, so I put a number of miles on my shoes (minimum 25 miles a week) I run on pavement and dirt paths, never concrete and I don't use my running shoes for hiking or regular outings like running errands. My running shoes are for running only.
I had to purchase a different insole because initially it didn't feel that it had enough support. I had the worst chin-splints of my life and chucked it up to having to break a new shoe in. It's been over 100 miles on those shoes and I still have chin splints. In addition to my chin splints I have blisteres between my toes, on the backs of my heels, on the tops and sides of my feet. I've tried vaseline, using various types of socks, etc. I've tried everything under the sun but once I started experiencing knee and hip pain...I knew this shoe had to go.
Also, these shoes doesn't wear very well. The mesh is torn in various placed and has fluffy stuffing coming out every-which way.
If you are seeking this shoe out for heavy duty runs...look elsewhere. It probably works well for lighter use.