Comfortable, good construction, but vulnerable stitching below lacing. Slightly pointy toe box. Only had them 7 days, and as they are a close fit, I am still bedding down with short distances. Laces far to short if you use the top two lace holes both sides, as I do, to maintain good heel contact with counter. If I find a double knot essential I will be up the creek. Low drop, good. Black/red exterior gives relatively low profile, unlike the alternative! In 6 months time we can judge whether the high reputation this shoe has gained up to no 9 is justified. I am looking forward to the testing time ahead with these shoes, by then no 10 may be around.
To Brooks, what about my laces? Or are the last lace holes purely decorative?