Strengths: Fantastic cushioning for a shoe that offers so much support! It seems to me that you usually get one or the other, but in this case New Balance have got it spot on! As a flat-footed overpronator, getting shoes that offer enough support has been a real challenge. The M767s offer great support but have a rather uncomfortable ride; giving them impression of running in sturdy walking boots! The 1222s are by far the most comfortable shoe that I have ever worn! As usual, NB have made this shoe in 2 different widths. Something that a lot of manufacturers do not do!
Weaknesses: The cost has to be the big setback although there are a few outlets that are selling them cheap at the moment, presumably to make way for a new line.
Overall: Excellent shoe. Soft as a pillow to run on, without compromising on the stability features.
Strengths: I tried just about every shoe in the shop and no other came close to the perseus 2 for comfort and stability. They look fantastic (if that finish line photo is important to you). The design seems to have been as concerned with providing a feeling of comfort and fit as well as creating a feeling of stability. I am a flat-footed overpronator and my first try of thes e shoes provided some reassurance that my floppy ankles were in safe hands!
Weaknesses: I think that the extra luxury of comfort has been offset by the tendency to overheat the feet a little on longer runs. I have subsequently changed the socks that i wear to reduce this but maybe this is an issue that could be adressed in future incarnations of this shoe.
Overall: Well you cant knock the price (£60 RRP)for a shoe of this quality. The temptation maybe to go for a more expensive shoe thinking that you will get better quality, but that hasn't been my experience. The style is contemporary and the high density medial support is more adequate for even heavy overpronators like me. I took them out for a long run the day I bought them and I think that the two of us will get along just fine!