There is a great balance between the heel and the toe with the shoes. They have a distinctly natural feel which makes them comfortable for most runs. I also like the dual pods in the forefoot which do a great job at offering support in this crucial area. They also feel supportive, even with the pods outsole. The comfort and padding are at the same level as some of the leading shoes I own as well. While they are not as high in cushioning as the other shoes, they offer a springier feel and they work great mostly for running and less as a casual shoe.