I saw these shoes a while back and passed them up. I was thinking "really cool gimmick."
Time passed and I travelled to Washington DC with my family. I had been nursing an achilles injury for a while but was on the mend so I did not pack my running shoes. The itch to run in perfect weather in a perfect place was too much so I ventured into a running store. There they were again. The salesperson talked to me about them as a "lifechanger." I was weary but jumped in with both feet.
I ran past the monuments, the cherry blossoms and all the sites and was instantly in love. They want to go fast. They want to protect you. To me, they are the perfect shoe.