'A cheap yet effective off road shoe that won't disapoint'
Strengths: Price - when other shoes in my cupboard are the wrong side of £110, these shoes make a refreshing change. The grip is surprisingly good from the understated tread
Weaknesses: These shoes won't last you for years - in fact for the last three years I bought a pair a year. Did about 350 to 400 miles a pair, and abused them terribly. Only moved to the Saucony grid trail because of over pronation problems
'High mileage shoe that looks after your (over pronating) feet very well ... at a price'
Strengths: After 6 years of Asics Nimbus, a year of Plantar Faciitis and a trip to the foot specialist saw me move to the Kayano. This shoe (coupled with a little more off-road running) successfully saw me though my 13 month afliction, with a couple of PBs in there to boot. Very happy
Weaknesses: The uppers on this model don't seem to have lasted that well. Not a huge issue, as the shoe still operates as expected, but just looks a bit tatty
Strengths: A good version of the Kayano - after 300 miles still feels like new (unlike Kayano 15 that went a bit mushy on top after 2-300 miles). Very good fit. Quite heavy, but then that's not a problem for the high mileage (I have other shoes to race in)
Weaknesses: Expensive, but then I find you get what you pay for!
Overall: Worth the money as these shoes will last well over the recomended 500 miles if you treat them well (wear only whilst running, no mooching about etc..)