Jake needed new shoes! So we went and got some. He is very happy with them because they are comfortable and "very fast" (very important). I'm happy with them because they have really good traction on the bottom for when he runs very fast. They are, in fact, running shoes, made by Saucony! He was happy to go to school this morning to show his friends his new shoes, and when he got home he said that his new shoes were "very fast."