Well they aren't the fabulous pair of Brooks Glycerin 9s that are on my wishlist.... BUT I'd rather not rob a bank for new running shoes that don't bruise my poor little piggies. So I scored these at JC Penney's for an awesome price. I admit, I kinda got suckered in by the pink, lol, but they are comfy and size 7.5 so hopefully my toenail issues will be fixed. You can see the now retired 6.5's in the back, the evil ones that gave me the bruises. Maybe I will keep them for just church volleyball league? Or save them for the Warrior Dash 2012 which I WILL DO, warrior buddy found or not!