If we're going chronologically, this post should go before the last one, but whatever. I officially retired my Adrenaline 9's today-- actually I returned them. I bit the bullet and paid the $20 restocking fee, then used the money I got back to buy a new pair of Adrenalime 8's. I loved my old 8's, and they lasted me well over 400 miles-- a factor my doctor said lead to Tendinosis. They're yellow and grey with bright yellow laces (I love annoying colored laces,) and no complaints from me so far.