These shoes were purchased for my son who is an avid runner and very athletic. It is imperative he has good shoes due to his flat feet. When these shoes came in the mail and he tried them on...he was enthused about the great comfort. He took his first run and is now hooked on these shoes. He said it's "like running on air". These are the best shoes he has ever had and as a mother I'm hooked as well for his comfort and the value paid...can't beat it anywhere.