Almost Perfect

Reviewed by Keanna from St. Petersburg, FL on Saturday, July 4, 2015
Fits true to size
- I normally wear size 7 for running shoes, and these fit perfectly.

Lots of toe room
- The toe area is as wide as the photo shows.

These shoes were so comfortable the moment I put them on. I was so excited to find out how they felt on the road, it inspired me to finally start my couch-to-5k training the next morning. I walked and jogged on paved and compact sand surfaces without any discomfort. The "roughest" spots on my route were broken shells, so I can't comment on how these shoes perform on rugged and raw trails.

I'm a midfoot striker, so the wide front half of the shoes allows my toes to splay naturally. I was also pleasantly surprised to feel a little bounce from the soles. It was especially helpful when my legs were feeling too heavy to lift!

As much as I love these shoes, I'm taking one star off the rating, because my pinky toes rub against the side of the shoes bad enough to make the skin feel tender. (I hope STP will approve the image I submitted to show the spot where the friction occurred.) Fortunately, I don't think blisters will develop due to the friction. I plan to wrap my pinky toes in band-aid on my next training day.
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