I started wearing this model about 18 months ago when I had sore heels (plantar fasciitis?) and I found that my ASICS shoes didn't provide enough cushioning. The Vomeros helped me get back into running with their high level of cushioning, which is what I need on tarmac these days. I have also used them off-road on trails and coast paths, and the waffle grip is pretty good for a road shoe. This purchase is of the same edition 12 as my previous ones, though a different colourway, which I prefer. I bought the size 8.5, which is a bit tight but how I like them. I could also run in size 9s, and most people who are 8.5 in ASICS would probably prefer 9 in Nike. In summary: Very well-cushioned, comfy, nice responsive feel, and good-looking.