Bought Asics at the recommendation of a couple of friends who are serious runners. They were on sale (bonus) and since I live close to the Seattle Online Shoes retail store I knew I could return them if I didn't like them.
Just took them out of the box for a 90 minute walk, mostly city streets but a portion on a dirt, rock trail.
Very comfortable, great traction, lightweight. I was concerned that the soles seemed a bit stiff but once I had them on I realized just how great the Gel cushioning is.
They feel completely broken in already and I just walked in the door to write this review and order the Asics basketball shoes.
I have the black/lime green and they will be great for a casual shoe as well as a summer golf shoe for me. They would be appropriate for any type of walking and not just a trail shoe. They would be great at the gym too.
Great value, great product, great website and retail store!