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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Finally, a pair of asics which don't hurt my arches and have plenty of support!
on February 20, 2013
I am a plus-size female runner (6 ft and over 300 lb), just starting out with run/walk intervals. I've tried various types of Asics (including the kayano, Nimbus, blur, GT) and Nikes (free runs). The minimalist shoes are nice for shorter walk/runs or cross-training at the gym, but they don't have enough cushioning and I tend to get very sore feet/knees/hips if I try to do more than a mile or two on the road in them.
Some other Asics have /too/ much arch support. Like, I am not flat-footed, I consider myself normal (neutral gait), but I just can't stand the arch pain that comes from shoes with tons of arch support.
I LOVE these shoes!!! These are the only ones I can run/walk in for miles without feeling pain. Just putting them on makes me feel like I'm walking on a cloud, and it actually motivates me to go longer and faster. Also love that they come in a women's 12.5 (I wear a 12 in most shoes but like to have a little extra toe room for running).
I love these so much I bought an extra pair for when they wear out :)