I've typically preferred running on trails and beaches but, after a recent move to the suburbs, I decided that it'd be convenient to mix in some road runs as well. Asics have proven to be solid shoes for me for over a decade now so I decided to start there. After doing quite a bit of research, I decided on this shoe and am so glad I did! They are very breathable, and offer a good amount of cushioning and support. But, hands down, my favorite thing about them is how super lightweight they are. They don't slow me down at all, even when I take on hills that would normally have me huffing and puffing. Very happy I picked these up.