Nah!!! I'm not a lady who go for a pair of performance or branded running shoes. I'm that simple. Cheap and last long enough. And this pair did me that and I love it. Maybe because I seldom jog with it. But I gym with it more. My jog n gym leggy companion is this pair. I jog for leisure and slimming. Same goes to gym-ing. So there is no need for a good one. As long I see that all these effort in my exercise regime works on my body and health, is worth having a cheapo pair. How cheap is cheap? Under $50 range. Cos is my world of simplicity. Call me a cheapo. I don't care. Cos that's how I live my life.