Went out in my new Asics this morning (they felt amazing by the way) and I was planning on doing just over 7k. Unfortunately I couldn't find the path I needed at one point so I ended up staying on the roads which took me further from home. So instead of walking further I just ran instead. Did 8.01k in 49:08 so my pace was even better than the two 7k runs that I did recently. Didn't feel like I was pushing myself at all.
Definitely noticed the benefit of proper shoes - far less discomfort from my calves and shins - and they felt soooo bouncy!