Vazee Pace straight out the box is a pair trainers I am quite looking forward to testing out. The forefoot support seems perfect and just where my feet strike - they are claimed responsive with light foam that helps energise every stride. It certainly is a neutral cushioned shoe without a large loaded heel.
The neutral running shoe is designed for your foot to run in a more natural position. We are not going to fix the topic of correct running position, heel strikes or toe strikes right now but let’s assume for now the the better and correct and appropriate way to run is the midfoot striking the ground first.
The first run is a 10k with a few flights of stairs thrown in at the end. The shoes have enough cushioning to allow you to strike the floor taking the sting out of the impact, but they are responsive enough to get the natural feel from the tarmac. In fact after the run my legs felt very fresh.
Another very good thing about these shoes is the width of them. If you are used to something a little more roomy than the typical running shoe then these are for you. You may want to order a size up as they do come in a little small on the length, but these shoes are not restrictive at all.
Step-climbing the shoes are light enough to not get in the way of your stride. The cushioning is limited and the grip is very effective, long-term test will reveal if these are appropriate for stair climbing for continuous use, but for now I am definitely happy to take these out for more flights of stairs.
The mid-foot grip is the ideal balance of cushioning and flexibility.