I have tried every kind of running shoe. I found that I needed something that offered more support on my heel without feeling bulky or heavy, and I wanted something that wouldn't be too wide or long. I have small feet so that's not easy. I was browsing this site and was intrigued by this shoe. I felt a difference in my running immediately. My hip flexor always gives me problems so this shoe offered my knees the support they need. I didn't feel as sore after the run as I did with other shoes and they're durable. I know you have to get new shoes on a regular basis depending on your run, but these are more than 6 months old, have seen me through a lot of races and too many miles to count. This is my shoe and I'm so sad it's been decommissioned. Try this shoe!