I'm pretty sure that Altra should pay me for pitching their product. I'm an absolute believer of this shoe for every single person. I started using these shoes last year, mid summer, and immediately felt better and got faster. I have no more shin splints, knee pain, hip pain or even get cramps in my side. I have a pretty skinny foot and the large footbox is not a problem at all for me. I never feel like it's sloshing around in there. I love the laces, they are short so that the ends don't flop around. They are also the perfect material for no slipping. I ran a half mile today with them untied and it never got loose. I will never run in another shoe but Altra's!