He looks like he'd be a fast runner this way, maybe it's the narrow torso and the feet (I'm with you on the shock absorbers thing, that metal suit would have ripped up his heels and calves without something to carry the load). Well done.
I'd prefer this design over what they are actually using in a comic. If Cyborg is supposed to be so technologically advanced, why does he look so bulky in the new design? This I can believe he can still be athletic and still sci-fi. Though, frankly so much of his human body is gone, he's more of a robot with a human head than an actual cyborg.
I really like this. The colored on on the far right looks a bit TOO thin in the torso, but I love the sketches and the ideas. Sleek makes more sense to me than bulky considering he was supposed to have been a high school sports star before he got his cybernetics. I never did like his comicbook design (though the version in the Teen Titans cartoon was cool).
I love the way you think, instead of a clumsy, bulky suit it makes perfect fanboy-logic that his body should be more compacted and streamlined. Especially with so much of today's technology being similar. DC please take note.
Shock absorbers? Why not blades like that runner in the Olympics this year, Oscar Pistorius? Though those feet look pretty cool as is I love it. SO GREEN! Where you going for for the I.Robot look with his body? Mostly in the torso area it just kinda reminds me of the robots from that movie. And his metal ear has always reminded me of cybermen XD