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I've been eyeing up a pair of these for a while now, I just couldn't find anywhere which sold black or blue colourways but in Lady's sizes. I've seen them in Office priced at around £80/£90 and this is the same on the official Nike website. As I'm a size 4, I find it ridiculous to pay so much for a pair of shoes when I'm not really paying for a huge amount of shoe to begin with! I ended up buying a pair from the Junior section of the Nike.com store for £50 (plus delivery).
The colour I bought was black with pink laces and pink accents on the side. The pink on the side of the shoe, and on the 'Swoosh' logo was true to the photograph on the website. However, the pair of laces which came with the shoes were horrendously bright pink. I would liken them to the colour of a pink highlighter. Since then, I've changed them for a pair of white laces and they're much more to my liking! On the Nike.com store you can also have your shoes 'NikeIDd' where you can completely customise your shoe. For £90, you can choose the colour of every component and even choose whether you want the 'cage' section on the shoe to be matte or reflective. The option to customise these shoes is excellent as there's a nice variety of colours to choose from and you can create something completely unique to you.
The fit of the shoes is very good. Whilst I was shopping around for these shoes, some websites advised to order a size larger than your normal as these run slightly smaller. I would definitely recommend this. I ordered the size 5's, and I probably could have squeezed into the 4's or 4.5's, but for comfort I'd definitely say to move up a size. Once the shoes are on the fit is incredible. The mesh on the sides and tongue supports the foot excellently, without being too firm. These shoes are designed as barefoot style shoes, so they are extremely flexible whilst your walking/running. The middle of the sole inside the shoe is raised, which naturally encourages you to land on the ball of your foot whilst running, rather than the heel. Inside the box, Nike advise you to gradually get used to using these shoes for running, as barefoot style shoes may be different to what some people are used to. These are extremely comfortable for running, but some people may prefer to have a little extra support in their shoes, so it's definitely best to just try them on as everybody is different!
The quality of the product is what you'd expect from Nike. The shoes are well made, the stitching is perfect from what I can make out. I've worn them a few times now, and there's no evidence of the sole coming away from the side of the shoe (only a little mud!). The shoes are also incredibly light - possibly the lightest pair of shoes I've ever worn before, not including flip-flops!
Although these shoes are primarily for running, I've also worn them a couple of times with a pair of black skinny jeans and they work quite well! Sometimes wearing running shoes with jeans doesn't always look right, but I am happy to confirm these would look good with either jeans or perhaps leggings!
All in all these are a wonderful pair of shoes and I'd recommend them to anyone who's looking for a new pair of running/gym shoes, or just a pair of new trainers which are a little bit eye-catching.
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