The adiStar Cushion was a good cushioning shoe. Effectively this is the Mark VII of that shoe launched in September 2008. The differences are what we would have wanted them to be. The shoe still has a good fit to it, as well as a relatively stable ride for a neutral shoe. But the cushioning has been turned up half a notch. A bit more softness and bounce to a shoe are never going to go amiss. As with the last adiStar Ride/Cushion this is not hugely responsive but the ride is smooth enough and this is a nice protective shoe which, as prices of other shoes rise, is looking better and better value.