I recently ordered another pair, using a grey version of the same uppers. This way I'll have a pair for training and a pair for racing, they can dry out between training sessions and I won't be without shoes! As you know if you read the previous installment on shoes, my unique foot and structural demands mean that I can't use racing flats, so after finding uppers that worked for me, Carmen Jackinsky of Re/shod shoes (http://www.reshod.com/) worked her magic on the soles.
Here are some comparison photos:
Quite a different profile, all the way through the heel to the toe! But the real difference, the clincher for me, is the heel height and width:
This eliminates the "braking" effect the flanged heel of the original shoe had.
The soles, too, aid in rolling through the stride:
So, again, many thanks to Carmen for making my fast walking possible!