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on September 14, 2014
After switching to minimalist shoes 3'ish years ago, I've had two stress fractures. How many stress fractures did I have in the 15 years of running prior to minimalist shoes? ZERO. So, have been looking for zero drop shoes with cushion.
FIT: These run terribly short in the toe box. Ran 8 miles of hill repeats and, literally, had to talk myself into not quitting because of the pain in my toes from butting up against the end of the shoe. Had tender toe nails for days. There is A LOTTA cushion in these shoes. How you feel about that will depend on your point of reference, I imagine. Of course, there is the loss of speed that results from cushion. But I could deal with that for training runs if it prevented me from getting stress fractures.
LOOKS: If actual clown shoes met my needs, I would run in them, so aesthetics aren't really my concern. But, if aesthetics matter to you, these do look like clown shoes. The real deal breaker for me what the toe box.
VALUE: Had they worked out, the hefty price tag might not have been an issue. Since the toe box issue was a deal-breaker for me, they were a total waste of money. Literally, ended up in the donation bag after only a few wears.