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snagele975186 wrote a review of on July 19, 2012

4 5

I’m 51-YO, 250 lbs. I used to put in consistent +20 mile weeks running but have slowed because of knee and foot pain (among other things). However, based on my initial limited test runs, I'd recommend these shoes for road and trail runners who are looking for something more forgiving and easier on the joints. Though lightweight racers they’re not, the Bondi.B are incredibly comfortable and far more forgiving on my aging knees that I would have ever imagined, particularly on the downhill grades. My feet and knees feel good during the runs and there is little post run pain.

Pluses:
+ stable and comfortable on various surfaces and in difficult trail conditions, even with a back-pak
+ lighter weight than many other trail running shoes
+ 4 mm heel drop seems to be close to ideal for midfoot-style of running (Chi-running etc. that my wife is into)
+ bold design differentiates them from all other running shoes effectively
Minuses:
- Not inexpensive - $169-$220
- they run a bit too small for their size compared to most other shoes (so most runners should get one size larger than normally)
- won’t look/feel “normal” to you if you’re used to more minimalist shoes
- takes some time to get used to (but the comfort is there immediately)

To sum up, I like them better and better with every wear. I’m happy with my purchase and though it's too early to estimate how durable Bondi.B's are, I think the quality of the materials seems to be pretty good and believe they will wear as well as any shoe out there. I can see buying another pair in the future for the comfort and care they give my feet/knees alone .

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