Men's Gusto Runner

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Men's Gusto Runner, Black/White, hi-res

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The lightweight Gusto from Champion offers a mesh upper with sporty accents, laces for good fit, padded collar, soft lining, memory foam insole, and a non-marking, lightweight, flexible outsole. Manmade materials.
The lightweight Gusto from Champion offers a mesh upper with sporty accents, laces for good fit, padded collar, soft lining, memory foam insole, and a non-marking, lightweight, flexible outsole. Manmade materials. Print

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Clean upper with a damp sponge. We also recommend: Rain and Stain Guard to protect the canvas from water, stains and dirt; Athletic Shoe Cleaner to clean canvas and mesh; and Shoe Shampoo to remove soil from leather, canvas, nylon and fabric. Print

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ChampionMen's Gusto Runner
 
4.0

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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No Pros

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No Best Uses
    • Comfort:
    • Uncomfortable

       

      Comfortable

       

      Very Comfortable

       

      82% 

      (18 reviews)

    • Sizing:
    • Feels Too Small

       

      Feels True to Size

       

      100% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels Too Large

       

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My son needed running shoes for track. It's middle school so

My son needed running shoes for track. It's middle school so they just wear regular sneakers and not cleat-style. Nowadays they need sneakers for school P.E., sneakers for indoor soccer, sneakers for...Read complete review

My son needed running shoes for track. It's middle school so they just wear regular sneakers and not cleat-style. Nowadays they need sneakers for school P.E., sneakers for indoor soccer, sneakers for outside school, cleats for other sports. It's never ending. I decided on these because of the price and my son loved the bright color of the orange. It's more of a neon which he loves. He normally wears a size 10 men's but we went up a half size to 10.5 as one should for running shoes. My son has been wearing them for running a few miles a week for practice plus track meets on weekends for the past 3 weeks and says they are amazingly comfortable which I was worried about given the low price. If payless continues with this I may never pay $140 for the name brand running sneakers for my kid whose feet are growing so fast. It has only been 3 weeks but the shoes still look brand new.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a good running shoe

I'm a middle aged man that runs 2 miles every day religiously. I bought my first pair of Champion running shoes in 2010 after reading a Consumer Reports article that rated them highly...Read complete review

I'm a middle aged man that runs 2 miles every day religiously. I bought my first pair of Champion running shoes in 2010 after reading a Consumer Reports article that rated them highly & a good value. I replace them every year, I switched styles several times because they stopped making the kind I'd bought the year before, but was always happy with what I got. Not so this time, the padding is no where near good enough for a running shoe, as someone else wrote they feel like slippers. Maybe good enough for walking or wearing around the house, totally no good for running. I'm very disappointed.

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(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

ugly, and cheap

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Champion Men's Gusto Runner:

At first these shoes were ok, sure they were very ugly, and desperately trying to be good, but they were comfortable and did their purpose(running and athletics) up until the 4th month. The 4th month i realized that the shoes literally had a green tint on the bottom from grass, this also coupled with the small cavities in the sole that are supposed to allow it to flex being eroded away because of the material, definitely NOT rubber, being cheap and to soft to withstand friction with the ground. also, just to add, after i realized this i decided they were used enough to just ruin the rest of the way on my skate board, i know they aren't skateboarding shoes but still, because the material on the bottom was way to soft, every single fall was like hitting the ground directly. to add more, in the rain, these were finally completely ruined after the sole fell off(after only 5 months).

  • Comfort:
  • Very Comfortable

(16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Like wearing slippers

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Champion Men's Gusto Runner:

I can't attest to the value of these as a running shoe. I bought them to have something light and comfortable for working on my feet all day. These are perfect for that. They are the lightest and most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever owned. It feels like wearing a comfy pair of bedroom slippers. I will definitely be buying them again. I have had them for about a year now, and I just replaced the laces but they are otherwise in great condition. The outer edge of the heel is starting to wear out, but still very usable. As light as they were, I didn't even expect them to last six months, so it has been a pleasant surprise that I can still use them. If I had to think of any con for these shoes, it might be that there is absolutely no toe protection. Really, the toe protection is about the equivalent of a pair of socks. So if you kick something or drop something on your toe, you will really feel it in these.

  • Comfort:
  • Very Comfortable

(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a low price shoe with a top notch quality

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from westminster, CA

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Comments about Champion Men's Gusto Runner:

The lightest shoe I've ever bought!!! It is totally comfortable, light, and breathable as well! In addition, the price makes u want to buy another pair as a back-up if you can not use your current champion gusto runner anymore. I totally recommend this product and I bet you won't regret it purchasing this product!

  • Comfort:
  • Very Comfortable

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Still great after a year of use!

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Champion Men's Gusto Runner:

I've owned these shoes for almost a year now. I bought the grey/black pair which may no longer be available online – too bad because they look great. Lightest shoe I've ever owned which I really like.
Some of the reviews have stated that they fall apart quickly when using for running or working out which I could see happening. However, I've used mine for mostly walking and they're holding up great! This includes vacations to Vegas and New Orleans where I walked a ton. Very comfortable. They've also survived a lot of casual wear, a few trips to the gym, and a few (gentle) washes. A little color has scratched off the front but after a year of use, that's expected. Really impressed overall, plan to buy they navy/grey pair soon.

  • Comfort:
  • Very Comfortable

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best pair of shoes I have ever worn.

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from Honolulu

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Comments about Champion Men's Gusto Runner:

Its about time someone made shoes right. The shoes are light, cool, and comfortable. I always had problems finding shoes that fit right but these athletic shoes are the best fitting shoes I have ever bought. The mesh design really molds perfectly to your feet, is light and cool, and the price is very affordable. I use them at any occasion.

  • Comfort:
  • Very Comfortable

(24 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Extremely comfortable

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from Buffalo

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Comments about Champion Men's Gusto Runner:

I now have 3 pairs of these shoes as they are the most comfortable shoe I have ever worm. Color combo's are good and the price is great with the discounts Payless always offers. So far they have stood the test of time. Great shoe for the price!!

  • Comfort:
  • Very Comfortable

(12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super Light Weight

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from Minnesota

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Comments about Champion Men's Gusto Runner:

Wow! These shoes are probably the lightest weight shoes I have ever purchased. Unfortunately, the Men's Gusto Runner is NOT offered in a size 10 wide (for my big old feet). I ordered size 10 1/2 (10.5) to compensate, and the shoes fit well enough. Hopefully the shoes will hold up and not tear out on the sides. Time will tell...

  • Comfort:
  • Very Comfortable

(9 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Smells like bandaids

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from Florida

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Comments about Champion Men's Gusto Runner:

The shoes fit great and are very comfortable and light weight, they feel like your wearing just socks , and I purchased the black with "grey" reflective design which is very reflective . The only problem though is they have a strong smell that smells like bandaids, hopefully it wears off pretty quickly, it's not a good smell.

  • Comfort:
  • Very Comfortable

(31 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME

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from Massachusetts

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Comments about Champion Men's Gusto Runner:

I saw these sneakers on the website. I LOVE colored sneakers. I usually buy either New Balance or Sketchers, so I was hesitant to buy these. They came in the mail yesterday, I put them on today, and they are FANTASTIC. Like you are walking on air. I am even going to purchase other colors for the summer. You WILL NOT ber disappointed in them...

  • Comfort:
  • Very Comfortable

(12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love the Champion Gusto runners

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from Albany Ny

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Comments about Champion Men's Gusto Runner:

The champion Gusto runners sneakers are wonderful. They are extremely stylish and beautiful. They are also very comfortable and beautifully airy. I would recommend any one who wants a great and stylish, comfortable sneaker I would recommend these. I myself am hoping to get another pair soon. Plus I would say to get them at Payless because if you're like me Payless is one of your last stops to be able to find a fifteen wide.

  • Comfort:
  • Very Comfortable

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