Reviewed by boomslang from NY/PA on Thursday, February 14, 2013
I run for 45 minutes everyday on mixed surfaces - pavement, grooved trails, at the gym etc. These Brooks proved to be a great all purpose running shoes for me. They are very well constructed. I have a few pairs of minimalist tunning shoes, but when ever I wear these pairs, I feel like I run logner and go further. These shoes are amazingly comfortable. I never had any discomfort running in Brooks's Trance line.
They are also very durable and holds shape/form through out their entire functional life. The mid sole is very well constructure and prevents my pronation problems. Also, I like the fact that the mid sole is not overly soft anc cushy. This ensures that I keep close contact with the running surface and still have comfortable strides. I have been wearing brooks for the last few years for running and have not found any other road/mixed surface running shoes that are as durable and comfortable as Trances.
I highly recommend these shoes. The only very minor point i would like to add is that the heel cup is relatively shallow. Again not a major issue, but I have to lace up well to avoid heel movement while running.