Running has been around forever. Ever since man found out he could use two legs and muscles-running has been a part of life. The New Balance Zip 8505's are a stylish pair of running sneakers that allow for the ultimate forgiveness in any terrain. Although the ankle support is at a minimum with the heel being so high, the cushioning is phenomenal and sleek-looking which tends to make the ladies flock (at least that's the effect of my NB Zips). So go out and buy yourself a pair and stop looking like you are so out of the loop!!!