Let's face it, they cost $35 (size 13 - smaller sizes might be cheaper). However, they are damn good. Very comfortable, light weight and a "true" size 13. Although for me personally they could use a slightly better bow but others might not feel the same way. If you're into strength/weight training, they're great, but you won't want to run short distances in them. The only nagging complaint is the BRONAX taped to the rear. It's BIG and ugly - the photos don't really show its size. I would say the same for any manufacturer, this is not a "brand" comment, add a logo/badge instead. I would/will, but again.