I did a good amount of research before buying the alphas and I can say i am pleased with what I bought. I have the regular zigkick and they are good, but I wanted the alphas. I cannot speak to the durability of them as I have only had them for about 3 weeks. However, the comfort and fit are perfect to me. I now have 3 pairs of reeboks and love them all. I got my wife a pair of the alphas and she loves them as well, and prefers them over her nike shoes.