I have enjoyed training and now racing in the Pierce T1. I recently wore them during the run leg of an International triathlon race and had my fastest run split breaking 40 minutes in the 10k. The shoes have a neat clip strap that allow for a quick transition and the shoes overall felt comfortable and light during the run. My brother and father now have a pair as well. My brother is just getting into running and this is his first pair of running shoes that he has owned. The elite shoes have provided him with a little extra nudge to get out and run. Although my father doesn’t run, the strapping system has provided an ease of life benefit for him as he has Parkinson’s and has been losing motor function in his fingers.