I took the new shoes out for two runs. After the first run, I was disheartened and wanted to relegate them as treadmill shoes. They seemed flimsy on the first run, and I desperately wished that I had purchased a pair of Kayanos instead.
I took them out one more time yesterday, thinking that I would stop by Jack Rabbit after work during the week if my first assessment held true.
The second run was a bit surprising. I didn't notice the road as much as my first run, and my arches weren't as fatigued. I did wear a different pair of socks (a pair made by Under Armour), which probably changed the feel entirely.
So, I am happy to report that these shoes, with the right pair of socks, do pass go. I just hope they last.
In any event, I think I'll have to pick up a pair of Kayanos anyway. I'll use them as an alternate since I've been wearing my Asics Gel GT-2120 Trail as my default walking shoes around NYC.
Now ... I just need to commit to my next race.