Nothing screams it's a new year than 1,000's of new people at the gym (I myself am one of them) I was pretty good about my health in 2013 but found myself very lazy at times... so to help keep me interested and motivated to work out I purchased these shoes. So far it's working and I find myself actually feeling good after a long workout. But as always we will see how long this resolution lasts... I also have been loving the European trend of wearing shoes like this with boyfriend jeans and a sweater cute? or is that just me?