Rats. Rats. I JUST bought a pair of Asics today, and they actually fit. It's the first new pair of shoes I've bought in almost 5 years. I have an incredibly hard time finding shoes that fit. I knew I had to avoid Nike and Adidas, so I was really happy when I found these...I looked at a few pairs of New Balance, but none of them said what they were made of, other than "imported materials" (like that helps!). A lot of them looked like they were leather though.