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Talk about width
on November 18, 2010
I had researched a shoe for a heavy men runner (250 lbs) and decided upon Asics Gel-MC Plus Classic and the NB M580. I use the the Asics for my running and the NB for my long swift walk in my neighborhood with constantly changing elevations. Several reviewers had mentioned the NB was very wide, which was why I liked NB shoes. I sometimes need a 12e or 12eee, depending upon shoe style and maker. But this was ridiculous. The NB M580 normal width shoe was the largest shoe I had ever worn. Not only did I have to use two pair of socks, I had to lace the shoe up as far as it would go and I still did not have a firm fit. On the positive side, my knees felt better, but on the negative side I developed shin splints, which was something I have not had since high school. Once I quit using the NB my shin splints went away. What a shame.