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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Feel different from the previous model
on January 5, 2014
I'm a regular runner. I usually run 4-5 times per week, 3-5 miles each time. When I started running, an associate at a local shoe store turned me onto the Asics GT-2150 because of my WIDE feet and neutral pronation. I have pretty serious heel spurs and a history of plantar fasciitis, so I need a fair amount of cushion in my running shoes. The 2150s were great. When they were discontinued, I found a good deal on the Equation 6 and tried them out. Loved them, they were a very suitable replacement. So, now the Equation 6 is discontinued and I was ready to try the 7. I read a pretty bad review about them changing dramatically, no longer as cushioned, different fit, etc. I decided to go with the Nike Air Pegasus 30 instead, which is also available for my Buick sized feet. It's a great shoe, but it's too cushioned. My feet felt tired from trying to keep stable. Back to the Equation 7. Amazon spied on me enough to know that I had looked at them, and sent me an email one morning with a great price on the 7s. I bought them, and as I had read they really felt different from the 6s. They are definitely not as cushioned, but provided the stability that the Nikes did not. The fit was pretty comparable to the 6s. My first time on the road with them I ran 15k, my longest run ever. I thought if there was going to be a problem with them, I might as well force it out on day one. My feet felt great throughout the run, my old knees and hips were the limiting factor. In the end, it's true. They are not as cushioned as previous models, but I'm a fan. Asics always comes through for me and my wide feet.