Of course, before buying, I had read everything I wanted to read in the reviews: like how they were super-comfy, that they cured people's pain. That people walked away from their Asic's and never went back. I conveniently ignored most every review that said they had a tight toe-box, that they were too narrow, that they were snug across the top. Reading the reviews for their other road models, that seems to be the going theme. Too narrow.
So bummed. These were almost the shoes I was looking for.
UPDATE 4/19/17: Walked out of REI with the Bondi 5. Much wider toe box, much roomier, mucho more expensive. Since I'm a bit injured, I dropped my daughter at Girl Scouts and hit the treadmill at the gym next door for a three-mile walk. Not too shabby! Roomy, SUPER cushy.. A little of the new-shoe-on-the-bottom of the feet "hotness", but that will fade. So far, so good! Can't wait to run in them. A guy on Facebook says he gets 5-600 miles out of his Bondi's, so they actually will be cheaper than my Asic's in the long run.
These might just be the shoes I am looking for.
David Roche agrees! 😃