'A good solid shoe which is ideal for training purposes and longer races. '
Strengths: I would suggest this shoe is for training purposes on road and limited longer races where more cushioning is required than an ‘out and out’ racing shoe. The ride is generally quite firm which is ideal on soft surfaces however there is also some flexibility allowing some cushioning on road.
Weaknesses: I would suggest this shoe is for training purposes on road and limited longer races where more cushioning is required than an out and out racing shoe. Overall it is heavier than other shoes on the market in this sector so would consider it for races over and above half marathons. This shoe appeared to be best suited for road surfaces. On dusty tracks I found the shoe slipping slightly up steep hilly sections.
Overall: A good allround shoe. There were no signs of wear and tear after testing. The area where my shoes tend to wear is on the big toe area and note that this shoe has additional protection in this area which will hopefully prolong the life of the shoe.9 out of 10!