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Can't believe I'm writing this review.
on September 27, 2011
I love Asics running shoes. I was wearing the Asic gel Foundation (all my life) and
didn't like the "pink" of the gel foundatin 9 color. So I tried these.
Ugh. Can't run in them. Can't even WALK in them.
Ordered my usual 8.5 medium.... they looked okay...ugly gray was expected.
First thing I noticed was how much more supportive they were/walking around.
Soon after running I realized this was because they have very little cushioning / running
on bricks (others have described...in reviews on other websites)... well it wasn't
THAT bad, but they certainly did not have the cushion of the gel foundation.
Second thing I noticed almost immediately when running was the feeling of a "bar"
beneath the middle of both of my feet (horizontal) during running in both shoes.
What is this? It really HURT my feet?!
Then major heel slippage.... which continued. I stopped, I laced and relaced...
surely these shoes can't be this off the mark.... but the problems continued.
Really felt like these were men's shoes - made smaller for women's feet. And what's
the hard horizontal bar thing under my foot (inside the shoe?). So disappointed.
I quickly got home and re-ordered another LIGHTER and more cushiony pair of
Gel Foundation 9 (ugly pink and all...) oh well. At least I know those will not be
on my mind during a run. (Who thinks about color when they run?
Okay, so I'll use these for walking - uh, no deal. Too much heel slippage.
I checked. Were these "wides" or something? Did I mis-order? Nope. Not wides.
I knew if I kept walking in them I'd soon have red spots and then sore spots
on my heals and outer part of my heals. Sigh.
They look like such super terrific shoes. And you won't give my terrible a moment's
notice because it's the only bad review here. Sigh. Well, then, go your own way and
please, if you notice the weird bar thing under the arches of your feet, heel slippage and
very little cushioning, please post a review so I don't LOOK crazy.
Nothing wrong with my feet. I just told it like it is... Thanks for reading this.