done my first 20 miler now in them - no blisters, no rubbing, no pains, even my toenails are happier - weight was ok after a 2 hour+ run - hope you enjoy your pair Saintbarca - i am going to order another pair as a backup
first run last night - before going out i noticed a small lump inside the shoe where the 'stripes' are stiched to the upper on one of the shoes. Thought it was just some unfinished plastic from the mid foot cage but it then appears it may be some stitching. Was only there on the left shoe but decided to go anyway and see if it really would dig into my foot which luckily it didn't.
First impression was the shock of the cold air rushing onto my foot through the knitted upper - boy it was cold. You could definitely tell there was more boost material though - both in bounce and weight, i think these are about 30g heavier than the old ones which i could really feel later into the 7 mile run.
Best bit - the heel section with the 'cutout' for the achilles - so much room at the back for the foot to move it was really noticeable how comfortable it was at the back.
First verdict - easily the best shoe they have done so far - just worried about the weight. I was an Energy Boost regular but the addition of the knitted upper and the heel section has made a really good shoe even better.
Mine have just arrived - its like Christmas all over again - did anyone else get any? First run in them tonight, First impressions, really like the look and feel of the upper - the knitted section really stretches around your foot like a sock and the way there is no tongue really sits nice on the foot. Certainly does feel a little heavier than the old Energy Boost but that i assume is down to more Boost foam. Just hope the 'cage' around the foot where the three stripes are do not dig into my foot like the EB 2's did.
Ballot open in March as is guaranteed entry method - i am planning this one as my 4th major - done Berlin, London and Boston so far - anyone done the guaranteed entry route before - do they have a limit for the number of qualifiers they will allow in?