I got my second pair of wear test shoes from New Balance a couple days ago. At first I wasn't sure about the dark gray color, but they actually don't look too bad on me.
They are very comfortable, much more comfortable than the last pair I wear tested. I think I'm going to like running in these. I took them out for a 4 miler this morning and enjoyed running in them. These shoes are apparently the big brother of the New Balance 903's, and they have great heel cushioning. The sole of the shoe is almost spongey, but it didn't take me long to get used to the bounce of the shoe when running. I also like the soft inner lining, it is almost velvet-like.
So, I get to run in these shoes for the next month and a half, including a race this next weekend, and save putting some miles on my regular shoes. Thanks New Balance!