Posted: 04 July 2012
Overall: Plush cushioning and support, however at the expense of responsiveness and speed due to the weight of the shoe; I imagine it would be a great support choice for slightly heavier runners though for these reasons. Asymmetrical lacing very uncomfortable though - please bring back the tried and tested system Asics...this was an unnecessary and unwelcome gimmick!
Finally, with respect to value - I bought the shoes on sale, but definitely don't feel as if they were a bargain. Unless you are a severe overpronator, or perhaps a heavier runner who likes a good deal of cushioning along with your support, I would go for a lower-priced non-premium model that will likely provide all the features you need anyway and no gimmicks.