Strengths: utterly reliable great forefoot cushioning Lighter than the 7s
Weaknesses: slightly tighter toebox-we will have to see how the toenails stand up
Overall: I really would trust a new pair of these to run a marathon in I have worn hurricanes ever since i started running four years ago-and they have ssemn me through 36 marathons virtually without injury
[Update 19/10/06] Oh dear I wouldnt now wear these for a marathon Toebox tigtness translates in to black toenails.Luckily i have found some more 7s to do my marathons in. I am told the change in shoe design is to compete with ASICS-saucony-please go back to your original shoe last
UPDATE---just had an E mail from saucony-nice to know they read these reviews!.Apparently this thing i have been told about the last is not correct, and it looks as though i shopuld be up another half size in the future.will try that as soon as my lovely 7s are worn out.