ASICS Women's GEL-1160 Running Shoe,White/Grape/Lime,11.5 M US
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- Synthetic and mesh
- Rubber sole
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In 1949, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka began his athletic footwear company (Onitsuka Co., Ltd.) by manufacturing basketball shoes out of his living room in Kobe, Japan. He chose the name ASICS for his company in 1977, based on a famous Latin phrase "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano," which, when translated, expresses the ancient ideal of "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body." Taking the acronym of this phrase, ASICS was founded on the belief that the best way to create a healthy and happy lifestyle is to promote total health and fitness. Today, ASICS offers a full line of performance-driven athletic shoes and technical active sports apparel and accessories dedicated to bringing harmony to the body and soul.
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 7.5 x 4.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- ASIN: B0045YO4V8
- Item model number: T0J8N.0138-White/Grape/Lime-11.5 M US
- Date first available at Amazon.com: April 28, 2011
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Top Customer Reviews
First, and most important to me, is this shoe is incredibly lightweight and flexible, while still having adequate support for short and medium length runs (I don't generally run more than 6 miles). I never feel as if my shoe is weighing me down. It is primarily covered with mesh, which is nice if your feet sweat a lot or you happen to run through puddles.
It also has great traction for paved surfaces, and holds up surprisingly well in rougher terrain too. I've actually chosen this shoe over my hiking boots for a few backpacking trips that involved extended walking through streams and rivers or day hikes up peaks that increase altitude quickly such as Mount Shasta, CA and Harney Peak in the Black Hills. The mesh allows the shoe to drain water quickly, and the lightness of the materials are nice when every step of a hike is uphill.
While this shoe isn't great for people that demand lots of gel support or correction from severe pronation, it's a great choice for runners like me that have average arches and neutral to slight pronation. I find the shoe comfortable and a great price for a well-designed running shoe.
You will notice a painful difference in your hips, feet, and knees if you buy cheap running shoes so it is worth it to pay the extra to save your joints. And these shoes are a great price for how perfect they are. I recommend them to everyone, even those who just do casual work-outs or walks.
The things I don't like - I do think the forefoot might have too much of a "rockered" bottom, which can change your running stride a bit. I also don't like that they haven't reinforced the mesh on the arch side of your foot. They offer nice increased density foam, but your foot can always "balloon" out the side of the shoe if you are a heavy overpronator.
Overall, for the price and the fact that I knew they would be a good fit, I'm very happy with these shoes. I'm 5'10" about 150lbs, and run less than 30 miles a week on a mix of pavement and trails.
My only complaint for this shoe would be the price. I typically spend $30-$50 on a tennis shoe and these were $85 at my local retailer. I was able to get them slightly cheaper here on Amazon, which was some relief. I am told this is a pretty decent price for a tennis shoe, but as a non-avid tennis shoe wearer, I just felt it was a little steep. I am sure I will get a lot of use out of them due to their comfort, and maybe the price will be an incentive to use them more. :)
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