Top positive review
Exactly what I hoped for
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 May 2021
Update: I’ve just ordered a second pair of these shoes, as I love them so much and am afraid they’ll stop making them. So far, I’ve run about 20 miles in them, gone on a few seven to ten mile hikes on pavement and trail, and I bicycle in them, too. I also wear them to the shops and at work. There is no wear at all (one wouldn’t expect any, of course), and they are so friggin’ comfortable. I am overjoyed that they cause me absolutely no pain and that they have indeed helped me improve my gait. The shoes I originally bought for getting back into running, Merrell Andora 2s, caused pain in my knee. They were “high stack” with a toe-heel drop and as I’ve learned, such deceptively comfortable shoes lead to injury as they encourage bad form (that is, if you’re like me and don’t really know how to run).
So relieved that the size is perfect! I usually wear a U.K. size 4, but ordered a 3.5 based on my feet being 22.25 cm and the Merrell size chart. I’ve gone for a couple short runs already (just over a mile each) on a nature trail, and they were comfortable and light. I also found myself not heel-striking, as I did when I wore over-engineered trainers, and so I think my gait will improve wearing these. I’m going to gradually increase my distance, so my muscles can get used to them, but I felt great wearing them. Very pleased. Of course, if they fall apart in a week, I shall amend this review.