Saves the snowy/icy run day
I spend 95 percent of my miles on bike paths and sidewalks and and love my NB Rebel for most running, but got the standard Cloudvista because I live in Minnesota in the city and needed a winter shoe. These are not so heavy and aggressively lugged like more hardcore trail shoes, so they transition from almost bare pavement to varying degrees of thick ice, snow, slush I encounter on a single run without getting in the way too much. They definitely slow me down a bit and my legs/feet feel beaten up if I go past 10k in them, but winter means slower and shorter run for me anyway. Laces are so bad - why dress shoe laces, ON?