Aside from the fact that I think I ordered these a little too small, I took these babies outside for their first run, and Wow... I felt like I had to be cheating or something. I knew my old shoes were in really bad shape, but I guess I had just gotten used to it and forgot what it was like to wear a decent pair. My review of these shoes may be a little over the top (like I should disclaim, "Results not typical", except that I've never owned any LaSportivas before, so how would I know?), but whatever. You can take into account what you want.This shoe is SUPER sticky. It just made things way too easy. We'll see how they continue to hold up as I wear them in!