Asics has always been my favorite sneaker brand. The shoes are comfortable and what I love about this one in particular, is that it is so lightweight. I am a runner, so I put several miles on my sneakers. These sneakers are so light, I feel they improve my performance. I've had the GT 2100 and the GT 2140 by Asics in the past. But so far, the Gel Phoenix 3 is my favorite.