This sneaker is labeled as a running sneaker. I am not sure about running, but as an every day shoe, it's great! This is the lightest shoe (athletic or not) that I have ever worn.
Its almost like being barefoot-THERE IS NO SUPPORT. If anyone is looking for a shoe for walking (lets say, around WDW???) this is not the shoe. However, its a great all around shoe. When I wear them I really feel like I am barefoot, you can feel the bumps on the ground (which is why I wonder how a runner can wear these.)
I love to just slip these on and go. They have nylon around the strings, and the back, so you can just slip them on and off.
BUT because of this nylon, the back tends to wear out after a while, and the nylon comes apart from the rubber on the sole. Since I bought these, they have come out with newer versions. These newer versions are a bit beefier, and hold up better.
I got these at FootLocker, but my latest pair, I got at NikeID.com. You can actually create your own shoe there. Pick out all the colors, design what you want, you can even put your name where it would say NIKE. Very cool. I was able to pick the colors I wanted. What a great idea.
So, if you are looking for a shoe to just bum around in, this is great. If you are looking for a walker, don't expect to get any support from this one!!