If you are tall, the Russell wings will present no problem. If you are short, go cautiously. It probably takes away the equivalent of 2 inches of "reach". I am 6-2" and did not miss the difference.
Some shorter people tellme they just push forward at a stop. I can see where that would be a PITA in heavy traffic.
But yes, Russells are fantastically comfortable and last forever. I have run them exclusively for decades.