At first I wasn't sure. This is a very sturdy shoe with a lot of foot, ankle, and structural support. Not used to it but needed it. At first they felt stiff as opposed to my Nike
Well, these have broken in so well I am amazed. Still has all the support as it originally did but support remains. It is almost
like they were engineered much differently than other shoes
After 6 months, I have concluded that these are better on track, trail, soft paths. I run road, beach, trail, everything. They seem to do better on looser surfaces because the cushioning while generous is stiff. My Nike
Airmax are best on pavement but suck on beach or trail. So I use them both for different terrain.
However, I have come to really like how these feel for everyday use I am now wearing them during the day, even over my Airmax. Going to have to get another pair...