I love this shoe for kickboxing and cross-training. It took a few weeks to get used to it, but now, i don't use my regular running shoes for anything but the occassional spin class. I love the light weight (for traveling!) and snug fit. Truly feels like a glove. Eager to try a run in them to see if my joints feel OK with the new impact areas. But so far, the short jogs to the gym feel great, even on my bum hip!