I love these shoes! I was looking for a gym shoe that was a little narrower than my Brooks G7s for some of the machines (e.g., spin bike) but with similar support and cushion. In addition, I wanted the sides to sit lower on the ankle bone that was stylish. Although the shoes met those requirements, I was concerned initially when I put them on that the ample cushioning was going to be too soft and less supportive. However, after several separate wearings, I think they're perfect! They're comfortable, supportive, and cool! Yay!