Originally Posted by MadFurai
I'm sure they are great, although I've never tried them. I love my Etnies (Wraith Skate shoe) at less than half the price, though. Different strokes for different folks...
Yeah well I had a shoe of that level, SixSixOne BMX shoes and I didn't feel like it provided near enough protection for the type of battering I was putting myself through. Still sustained a stress fracture to my heel out in Moab. When you've run nearly 50,000 miles over 20 years (a lot of which on very gnarly terrain) and been involved in impact action sports (skateboarding, snowboarding, skiing, BMX, Mountain biking and now MUni) for nearly your entire life you body gets wrecked like mine so you don't waste time on what's "cheap." Besides I got a deal on the Skarvers so didn't pay near retail, more like half. So why not?
But like you say, we all have different backgrounds and necessities. To each their own.