I was in dire need of a new pair of shoes so i go out to finish line. The Nike Free's catch my eye. I try a pair on and walk around. The most comfortable thing i have ever put on my foot. It was like walking barefoot on water. I can't even describe it. They conform to your foot like a glove! Anyway... here's what they look like for those of you who don't know: some of you may think they look ugly, but i urge you to try them on... i'm sure it will change your opinion.