I went to a runners store to buy shoes because I was experiencing pain with a bunion while trying to exercise. I do not run. I first tried a New Balance shoe that I returned because my foot just moved around in it too much (I tried several inserts and a variety of lacing techniques.) I gave up and tried the Brooks Addiction 8 Running Shoe after reading reviews of Addition 7. Well…Problem solved…what a comfortable shoe.
They have even washed very nicely. The mesh keeps my feet cool and I am able to tie the shoe to hold my heels and arches in place while leaving my toes and the balls of my feet free in the shoe.