These are the first transitional shoes that I've purchased for running ampnd exercisisng purposes. I walked into the store expecting to try on dozens of shoes but as soon as I put on the Mixmasters, I knew that these would be my new running shoes of choice. The toe box is wide and very accomodating and it works well with my midfoot strike while running. The first time I took these shoes out for a run, I was amazed at how light yet stable they felt. I usually suffer from plantar fasciitis but have had no issues with these shoes. I think I have a new favorite shoe and I will be buying a second and possibly a third pair in other colors.