Loving my B2R's more than ever.

I'll reiterate the construction of these shoes is superior.  No de-bonding.  No stitching issues.  The upper material is very resilient and comfortable on the foot.

The soles are wearing well.  The center and right images below show the wear.  A little wear on the outside of the forefoot and moderate wear in the center of the forefoot.  So, I'm thinking these soles will go maybe 800-1000 miles.  We shall see...

I also took Eric's advice and ran the last 125 miles with no socks, and I'm happy to report my normally very sensitive feet have had little issue.  Had a small blister pop up on my left heel during a 10 mile run.  This was a 90+ degree day, lots of sweat (a perfect day for blisters...heat, friction, moisture).  On subsequent runs I just tied my shoe a little tighter and no recurrence.  On the same run my right foot formed a slight linear blister on my arch at the interface between the insert and shoe upper.  I've been running without the inserts and the feel is just fine.

I believe I'll be ordering a half size smaller for my next pair.  I normally go for a half size big, but I now appreciate Eric's comments on snug fit.

Next update at around 400 miles...

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Comment by Dente Poland on October 6, 2012 at 4:54am

I've had not experienced the inserts move at all.  I assumed the discontinuity between the insert and the upper was providing a spot for friction.  Removing the insert seemed to do the trick.  As you said, the shoes feel great without...

Comment by Sanja Burns on October 6, 2012 at 4:11am

Great info... I found my inserts slipping out of the back. Did you have the same issue? I basically took them out and the shoes feel great...

Comment by brendan wild on October 1, 2012 at 5:36am

Good info Dente thanks

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