Top positive review
A really great shoe at a reasonable price
on August 21, 2013
First, let me off this disclaimer. I do not run long distances. I workout 6 days per week doing cross fit style workouts. The running I do is typically shorter distances (think 1/4 mile sprints or 100 yards sprints) and about once per week I'll throw in a 2 mile run. So, if you are looking for a review of this shoe for distance running you can probably stop reading now.
As for my use of the shoe, I have been extremely happy so far. I'll try to outline some of the reasons below:
These shoes fit true to size. I ordered them in exactly the size I normally wear and they fit as I would expect.
One of the most comfortable work out shoes I've ever owned. They feel great on my feet and have plenty of support. Additionally, they are a nice light shoe and have ample cushion, which is nice when you are doing box jumps, tuck jumps, etc.
I don't know if this matters to most people or not, but for what it's worth, I think these are really nice looking shoes. The green isn't over the top and is a nice accent. They have a little style without being completely over the top like so many shoes are these days.
When I wore the shoes the first couple of times, it seemed like my feet were getting numb, especially during runs. I figured out, however, that the problem was me lacing them too tight. I was really pulling on the laces to tie them, and it just isn't necessary. I loosened up on the laces and the numbness stopped immediately. Also, the shoes are still plenty snug on my feet and I never feel like they aren't going to stay on.
On the whole, I think these are great shoes for the price. If you are doing circuit training, cross fit, or any type of HIIT work outs, they would be a great choice. If you are a distance runner, I have to believe these would be a nice shoe for you, but as I said I can't speak directly to that point.