His first impression in one word was "cushioned". In that he says he likes the Fresh Foam. The Fresh Foam is New Balance's proprietary foam in the shoe. The next thing right off the bat was that he liked the toe box. It is a little wider than some other shoes he has used in the past and he liked the width a lot.
In the store this shoe sells well. Having tried this shoe on in the store, I felt the construction of the inside of the shoe pushing me more "out" much like a stability posting. It is interesting and different from other shoes in the category, because it gives a decent amount of support while still being very light.