First off, I would like to say that I am not the kind of guy who buys shoes in bright colors. However, I decided to try something new and order these in the blue color. Color choice aside, I would like to say that these are very excellent cross-training shoes. When I was younger, I broke my right ankle and was told that I would need to wear high-top sneakers
for the rest of my life to support my weakened ankle. While I have had no problem with my ankle since that time, I have noticed that even with high-top sneakers
, my right ankle frequently "rolls" pretty easily when I am using my feet to brace myself while I am lifting heavy weights. After using these Nike Free
Havens a few times, I noticed that this did not happen. Maybe I am being favorable to this shoe for some reason, but I paid careful attention to its performance and it is the only sneaker (including other Nike
shoes I have owned) which is lightweight enough to allow for free movement during training, but it is also pliable and sturdy enough that you can be confident that you won't lose grip on a gym floor while using your feet to stabilize yourself on any type of surface (my gym has mats, carpet, and concrete). One word of caution, though...order 1/2 size up as these are a little tighter fitting than other Nike sneakers
. Other than that, I would say that Nike
hit the mark with these! Thank you so much Nike
! Thank you too, Zappos...you guys are amazing on your shipping times!