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Great for the price!
on March 29, 2015
These shoes are great for a beginner! I've only recently started running, and I only do about 4-6 miles a week, so I didn't want to spend a ton of money on something I wasn't sure I was going to keep using. I tried on about 10 pairs in a store and these felt the best in my price range, and then saw that I could get them much cheaper from Amazon. I've done about 40 miles in these at the time of writing.
I chose "fit as expected", but I am used to wearing everyday sneakers that are probably too big for me. I had to get these in a full size smaller than I normally buy so they would provide good support and snugness for running. Keep that in mind if you normally wear your shoes loose and if you aren't trying them on in a store first.
I have worn these while running on snowy and icy roads, and the grip is pretty good. They feel amazing on flat, clean roads. The sole is pretty thick and dense, so running on gravel and trails is fine as long as you avoid larger rocks and sharp things.
The air circulation is good when it's hot, but my feet never got cold even when it was snowy, as long as I didn't get them wet.
The arch support is a little lacking, but I'm sure that can easily be fixed with an insert if you need it.
I love all the color combination options, and had a hard time deciding which color to get. The black/teal/lime are quite a bit darker in real life than the picture. What appears to be grey in the pictures is actually much closer to black. The lime is still pretty bright, but it isn't a neon, in-your-face color.
Overall: if you're looking to buy a lower-end running shoe, this is a great choice.