Bought some new wheels last night and gave 'em an 8-mile test spin this morning. I had a bad experience with New Balance about 3 years ago and have steered clear ever since. However, the 825 model appears to have been made just for me. As weird as it sounds, I can usually look at a shoe and, without even trying it on, know whether or not it'll work for me. Like my Saucony's, these have a synthetic/mesh upper making them very light. Plus, their accented in red and who doesn't like red shoes?
Also bought a pair of Brooks ST Racers for my tempo runs and local 5K's. I'll be under a lot of pressure when wearing these because they're yellow. Yellow shoes = fast runner.