Pros: They look good.
Cons: People may like them enough to take from you.
Recently I joined the track team and discovered that bad shoes cause bad foot and leg problems. After several visits to every local shoe store, my sister and I decided that shoes under $30 weren't going to work for me.
Acting mostly on impulse and reputation, we selected the Adidas Poseidon which retails for $70. My sister the ex-shoe-sales-person got us a good deal at about $40, and I went home and ran for a while. I believe this is a high quality shoe.
Sure the sprinters can't use them for very much, but all sprinters do is run a few yards. Us street runners and distance runners have to have comfort and quality to keep the lower half working good. This shoe provides both of these things, and more.
They breathe easier than anything I've ever worn, and the traction is better than my latest pair of boots. They grip my feet just tight enough that they can't fall off, but this shoe seems always so light, so loose. I've already put mine through several miles of running, and never have they failed me.
I read somewhere this shoe was suitable for entry level runners, and that is very true, but also I may continue running with this shoe for years to come. I recommend it for all ages and all activity levels. Once again, a great piece of work, even though over half the price is just buying the name.