'SQUISHY LONG DISTANCE SUPER-SPRINGS FOR BROAD PADDLE-FEET'
Strengths: 1- wide & extra wide fittings are unique in the world of decent running shoes. 2 - the cushioning is amazingly comfy for high mileage runners 3 - airflow through the toe box keeps tootsies cool 4 - knobbly laces are a great invention to prevent slippage in the lacing holes, & no more stopping to do up undone shoes! 5 - good looking shoes, especially the funky white & orange ones. 6 - comparatively lightweight considering the build
Weaknesses: 1 - ankle depth seems shallower than previous models 2 - why oh why are broad fittings only available for men, when many many women have paddle-feet too?? 3 - sizing seems a little more ample than previous models (not a problem so long as you know before you order..) 4 - money money money (though compared to many other brands they are excellent value for money)
Overall: An excellent performance super-cushioned shoe which incorporates many of the brilliant features I would expect from New Balance. Durable & built for long distance comfort, & most importantly available in the 2E & 4E wide & extra wide fittings. Apparently the uppers are 'quickdry' too, which will no doubt be tested to the fullest extent during the summer months....