I had big problems with the durability of the Inspire 10's, with holes appearing in the uppers at the back of the toe box of every pair I had. Managed to get through almost a year with warranty exchanges with no shoe getting to any sort of mileage.
The Inspire 11's are much better though. Best bits of the 9's and 10's and have changed the design where there was the weakness. I love them.
I have a Fenix 2 which I love but the inverse screen colours and red back-light make it difficult for me to read at night. I never had any issue with the GPS on mine, always seemed fine. Once I get the F3 I'll ebay the F2.
It will be interesting to see how the Connect IQ platform develops for the 920xt, Fenix & Epix.
Ok, I have had a few runs in the Inspire 11's now and I'm glad to report that everything is positive.
The main differences seem to be that while the toe box feels more fitted than the 10's there is less pinching at the bottom of the laces. They seem to flex more naturally across the toe box too. I've compare the uppers with some old Inspire 9's I still have (resigned to kick-about use) and the front's are very similar, while the heels are more like the 10's.
Another positive for me is that the tongue is a bit longer, this has led me to conclude that part of the issue the flex point of the 10's could have been from trying to pull the tongue up.
Initial impressions are that they are very comfortable, of similar weight and big improvement over the 10's (for me at least).
Well the last pair of Inspire 10's suffered the same fate as the previous ones after just over 100 miles. A tiny hole appeared in the same spot, another two runs and I could easily get my fat finger through it.
I've bought and pair of Inspire 11's via Millet Sports on Amazon and had them delivered NYE. Looking forward to a run in them tomorrow (too tired today). I've been wearing them round the house to get the feel for them and I'm happy to report that the uppers are very much like the Inspire 9's, which is no bad thing IMO. They are much lighter than the Paradox's too (still can't get away with these). I'll report back after I get a few miles on them.