I was looking around on Endless.com the other day and clicked on the trail leading to "Mens->Running Shoes" and was surprised at the number of presumed running shoes that were shown. I mean presumed as in "they might be intended by the manufacturer or purchaser as running shoes, but as someone who does run, I don't really feel like they are in fact running shoes".
This might be a false assumption on my part, and other runners might disagree, but in any case, this could be a tough uphill battle for these manufacturers if they want to be taken seriously.
Puma: don't they mostly make like really cute slippers that look something like track shoes?
Keen: those are the shoes that go well with your yoga/casual slacks.
Ahnu: see Keen above.
Etonic: seriously, I thought they were out of business.
Fila: soccer shoes?
Garmont: ski boots?
Oboz: see Keen above.
Skechers: they're for kids and they twinkle.
K-Swiss: tennis shoes?
Harley Davidson: really? it's a Malaysian knock-off Columbia, right?
Anyway, just a few random thoughts about running or running-styled shoes. Anyone have any opinions to add or need to set me straight?