Before buying these shoes I couldn't walk a mile without pain, let alone run a mile.
See, at the beginning of sophomore year of college, I started getting a pain in the arch of my left foot. I thought it was my new shoes, so I ignored it. A few months later I was training to do Bataan, which is a memorial marathon that our ROTC would do. While running down a hill (in uniform, in my boots, after running/walking for like 10 miles) I felt a shooting pain in my left foot. That weekend, after trying to deal with the immense pain, I went to the doctor's - it was a stress fracture. That was the end.
I returned to running a few weeks later but my arches were never the same. It was like that event threw them off. My left foot burned, my right foot ached, I had shooting pains up my legs when I ran more than half a mile: I had plantar fasciitis. I spent two years fighting this thing with physical therapy, a cast on one foot (to see if stabilizing it would help), and eventually, surgery on both feet. It was looking up during recovery and I started getting back into running... but then the pain started. After 4 years of ROTC, I couldn't be commissioned.
Anyway, sad story over!
I stopped running, but I never forgot about it. I don't love running, but I liked it, and I missed it. These shoes have changed that! I went on a run today. Instead of doing intervals, I decided to just run. So I ran for 8 minutes before stopping, walked for a couple minutes, then ran for another 5, and then walked a bit, then sprinted home. It felt amazing. My muscles kind of hurt now though! Haha.
I had a good day, for what it's worth. :)