Positives: sturdy shoe with good lateral support, no break-in needed, sole is pretty tough and is wearing well, traction is good, synthetic areas on uppers are easy to clean, appearance is good, red-white-blue makes it easier to coordinate shirt/shorts colors if you care about such stuff. Seem true-to-size (maybe a tad longer than size, not sure).
Negatives: kinda heavy (naturally – given a six-month-wear-guarantee sole), the tongue is too short – in tying the laces they sometimes tuck under the tongue, a tad pricey in that they are more expensive but not clearly superior performance-wise than cheaper styles of Filas I’ve bought previously, i.e. Torneos and Sentinels.
Discussion: my foot is wide and I’ve had plantar fasciitis issues before, so I just don’t buy brands that are narrow or which lack cushion. My fave brands are Diadoras, Asics and Filas. Fila gets most of my business because they have the best combination of performance and value for me. I am very hard on shoes – a lot of foot drag on groundstrokes and lots of short steps to have good footwork. Thus I’ve never had a pair of shoes last me for six months. This means when I see a six-month guarantee, I’m looking at a two-for-one deal because I know I will wear them out and I’ll be returning under the warrantee for a second pair.
As that is the case, $79 or $99 is a good buy for what ends up being two pairs of good shoes. But honestly, I wish I’d bought a pair of cheaper Filas (e.g. Sentinels or Torneos) because I think they are more comfortable and lighter than these Cage Deliriums. The cheaper styles have no guarantee and their soles aren’t as tough, but comfort and foot-recovery-time are more important than the durability and eventual (2 for 1) value. If you won't wear them out in six months, go for the cheaper Filas. (Sorry, Midwest Sports, I like your service and support but you need to add the cheaper styles to your inventory.)