The best do-everything shoe on the planet
First the not-so-good: Cloud version 1 picks up rocks in the tread sometimes. End of that list.
Now the good. Light, responsive, excellent cushioning, long-lasting, great road feel, yet after my first marathon, my feet felt no different than had I run an easy recovery run.
The feel is like the shoes aren't there or they are part of you. They reward effort - the harder you run, the more responsive they become. Snappy quick. Despite the light weight and quick feel, they're the perfect half marathon and marathon shoe. On my first speed workout, I shed an aggregate 26s from a 4 x 1k effort. Fastest 1k, 1 mi, 5k, 10k, 8 mi, half and full (BQ) have come wearing these shoes. Usually I expect 250k from a pair of shoes that provides this performance. At 500+k, I finally decided to retire them... and pulled my next pair of Clouds from the box.