These now officially smell like road kill. I can say, unequivocally, my secondary (and often times primary) brake is shot. I can feel the heat on my foot, (perhaps I should learn to use my left foot) but I STILL can’t bring myself to toss them out. These are the best sneakers I’ve owned. Forget the aforementioned hellish odor. They feel and walk like slippers. With the added benefit of serving as sneakers when I ride my city-steamroller beater. Vans, NO. Soles like marshmallows. Nike? Meh. Adidas. I have a collection that stretches to the ceiling. Nope. Here’s what works. CADENCE!