I'm not a runner per se (10 -15 miles a week) but have started back trail running recently and bought these on a recommendation from a friend that does run quite a bit. Bottom line for me is I love these shoes. Very comfortable right out of the box (no hot spots, chaffing, etc.). Minimal drop makes them great for my flat stride. The lacing system is perfect (easily adjustable), cushioning in all the right spots, sole is sturdy. I sized up and the fit is perfect. I'm hoping these shoes will last me a season at least.