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on October 1, 2013
These shoes are the Lightest shoes I have ever owned. If you are a runner, if you are a runner that participates in races, then this shoe is for you. The tread, and the sole all stay on, which sounds funny, but after purchasing Nike's in the past, and having the glue come apart on me, and the tread dragging behind me as I walked,this shoe is an improvement. The material that covers the feet is a light weight cloth, tough enough for running, and exercising but not really good for walking through thorn bushes, tough trail type areas. I think these folks at Mizuno are really onto something with this light weight material, they just need to find a way to make them tougher. I am already getting a hole in the material from having them snag on thorn bushes, the hole is getting bigger. They do not take water at all, your socks will become soaked if you get a little water on these shoes.
Overall these shoes are perfect for race day, but not really a strong shoe that can stand up to everyday outdoor wear. Like I said the sole and all of the bottom portions of the shoe stays together. It is the weak material that begins to tear in these shoes, you can also feel the wind on your feet when wearing these, a really neat idea as far as a light space age material they just need to make the material a little more durable.