Rated5out of5by2Cool4RanchfromComfortable durable shoe.I'm training for a marathon and have put a lot of miles on these shoes. Then eventually, as with all running shoes, the arches started to give out. But, the rest of the shoe was in such great condition that I bought a pair of super feet arch supports and now they're still going strong. Some running shoes the soles fall apart, the toe rubber peels off or the mesh starts to tear, but besides the loss of some tread and needing to add some arch supports, I've put a couple hundred miles on these shoes, gym time, and day-to-day wear and they are still looking great.
I bought a second pair when they went on sale just because they are such a good value, but I haven't had to break out the new pair yet.
Date published: 2014-02-06
Rated5out of5byDannielfromGreat Shoes!Great shoes! I love REI and their awesome staff.
Date published: 2013-09-12
Rated5out of5byreiesrfromSuperb showBest part about this shoe is the width options. I am a 10 wide, but the 2E was still too narrow so I went with the widest at 4E and it felt like my feet were finally free. So comfortable I want to wear them all the time, and I would, except I love my hiking boots even more for that. I will never go back to a shoe that does not offer a wide enough option. Very stable.
Date published: 2013-08-02
Rated5out of5bymosquitoartfromgreat shoesI was looking for a shoe for summer walking on the paved bike paths along the river. I wanted something with a lot of cushion so my feet don't hurt on the pavement. Theys are great, light weight and cool.
Date published: 2013-06-19
Rated5out of5bytcjesterfromGreat Next GenerationI have been running in the 2100 series for 4 years and have worn out 7 pairs. The new generation of the 2100 series are great and I have noticed little difference aside from better breathability and a little better heal support. The cushion is good but not overwhelming. I primarily use these for marathon training and they are just as comfortable after mile 16 as they were on the first ones. For solid, steady running, these shoes are a great choice.
Date published: 2013-03-22
Rated3out of5bypugmanfromMaybe their name will prove otherwiseI run competitive obstacles courses like the Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, Warrior Dash, etc. At 5'7, I hardly describe myself as a "runner" more like someone who "covers a distance."
I've had these now going on a month and only have used them in the gym since Wisconsin still has snow on the ground and the roads are pretty slick.
I put them through a break in period and have been using them while I go through my lift routine and on the treadmill.
The traction seems good and they provide good stability while I do my gym's "sweat fest" aerobic classes.
However, where these fail me is on the treadmill. Tightening or loosening laces, inserts, different thickness of socks nothing I do seems to make these comfortable for a run of even a few miles.
The shoes are light compared to the Brooks they replaced and they definitely seem to wrap my feet more like a minimalist shoe; but the balls of my feet can't take them long distance.
Maybe they would perform better on the road but for the treadmill look elsewhere.
Date published: 2013-03-14
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