I've been a fan of the Saucony Jazz for years -- the price, cushioning, and overall stability were significant factors in making this the running shoe of choice. I was disappointed when, in the late 1990s they discontinued the shoe in favor of the inferior Shadow. In those desperate times, I found myself haunting pre-race events, scarfing up cast-off boxes of the elusive Jazz from the various vendors in an effort to stockpile (harkening back to the dark times of New Coke).Thankfully, that is ancient history and the Jazz has been available now for years and continues to shine. I find it perfect for a moderate runner such as myself, as I tend to run two to three times a week, between two and four miles, as part of the overall Army physical training (PT) program running regimen. In fact, before the twice-a-year PT test, I purchase a new pair for the event and am always satisfied with the results. (In addition to the comfort, the shoes have a visual "old-school" appeal that never fails to interest and amuse the younger crowd.) I've run the PT test 2-mile courses, 5 and 10Ks, and even the Ragnar Relay in the Saucony Jazz. Simply put, this product has stood the test of time and, from my humble perspective, has yet to disappoint.