Strengths: Comfortable and lightweight Well cushioned Available in different width fittings
Weaknesses: A bit pricey
Overall: My first pair of New Balance shoes and I am suitably impressed. I bought the red ones as they were the only colour in stock at the time and was a bit unsure about the colour, but have learned to love them and they don't show the dirt as much as white would.
Reviewers have mentioned the 'narrow' toe box as a problem but they are available in 3 width fittings, D, 2E and 4E. I have the 2E fitting, they have been fine and I have fairly wide feet.
I have done about 150 miles in them so far, including one marathon which I completed pain free with no blisters and no black toenails - amazing.
I do think they are a bit on the pricey side at £95 RRP, but if you can get them for about £75 to £80 (as I did) they are good value.
And I love the fact that they are manufactured in the UK.