I bought the grey and green coloured version of these Air Zoom Starts a few weeks ago and when I first went for a run the cushioning was such a surprise I literally exclaimed out loud. People on the sidewalk must have thought I was a nutter or something. The shoes are very soft with decent support but are also pretty light. I tried on a bunch of Nikes and these seem the best balance of structure/comfort with light weight. I'm not normally one to gush over trainers but these puppies have helped me build up a regular habit - was up at 6.30 again this morning running my heart out. I like them so much I suggested my wife look for the women's version (haven't yet found them) and I'm thinking of stocking up on a spare pair in case they stop making them.