*will post pics soon* I had a pair of Machomais for awhile that were given to me by a friend, they were 1/2 size too small and they really got abused, the soles were glued back on and the things were repaired wherre they had been torn, but I used them for about a year before they just became to damaged to be usable. Since all my standup work is strict boxing these days, I needed new shoes and since Im living in China I was a bit limited but Luckily I had several different pairs to try on before buying. My choices were: -adidas: very nice but about 2x retail (because china) -li ning: very common here, think chinese nike....but I wanted something better -wesing: lots of guys use them here, too cheap for my taste though -do-wins: another common shoe here, I like their oly lifting shoes but dont like their boxing boots. -nike Machomai and machomai mid: I like these and have experience with them. -cleto reyes: horrible, huge and heavy, too hot for training in the hmidity and heat here -Mizuno: just didnt like the fit -winning: cool shoes, very light but dont fit me well Anyways, I got the machomai mid again because I feel very mobile in them, they are light, breathable, they dry quickly and I really like the lace system, its easy to get them tight and easy to get them off your feet, you can sort of spread them with hands then just pull your foot out. These shoes have great grip on all surfaces, even when the mats are soaked with sweat. I feel like I can pivot and move quickly with them. In my opinion, Nike has upped the quality of these, the first pair I had were origional ones, maybe 5-6 years old. These are brand new and they just seem to be better constructed. I had to pair more for these since things like this are generally more expensive in china but I felt the 110usd was fair, I see title has them for 80 bucks. I lik these ebcause they are simple, not flashy and functionally they are excellent. I got black on black murdered out ones this time (last ones were white). For the record, I ordered a pair of neop yellow hyperKOs but had them sent to my dads house, I'll pick them up over Christmas. THe only thing I dont like about these shoes is they feel really stiff to run in during warm ups. Anyways, theres my short review. -pros: +feel good +light +dry fast +look cool +good lace system -Cons: -110 is overpriced, they are a steal for 80 though -hard to run in +/- Quality, we will see how these hold up, some of the older ones were said to wear out quickly, my last pair made it 5-6 years of 4-5 two hour a week training sessions. If you have any questions just ask. Ill get pics up in a day or so. Peace out.