I've always been active but had to take a break due to pregnancy and a surgery I required soon after. As I looked to get back into my fitness routine, I found that normal sneakers hurt my feet. I think I had gone so long without wearing sneakers that I realized how unpleasant they were. So I went shoe shopping to find something better. I slipped on a pair of these and immediately knew they were it. I have never had shoes that felt this good. They're great for cardio, weight training, and just day to day wear. I told my husband that I'll never buy a different brand of sneakers again and have encouraged him to also look into them, too.