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Not a good successor to 1170.
on August 8, 2013
Alright, I have been buying the asics 1100 line since the 1150's (great shoe, ran a half marathon in them). I have also been watching the line go down in quality with each new shoe. The 1170's were still a great shoe despite inferior mesh which was prone to holes in the sides. Then comes the GT 1000. I very much wanted to love this shoe. But, alas, it wasn't meant to be. Gone is the cover / reinforcement over the big toe the 1170's had. So guess where the first hole opened up shortly after purchase? Above the big toe. I also found that the mesh on the outsides of the foot was inferior, and holes opened up there as well. Further, they hurt the arches in my feet when worn for very long, something the 1170s never did. The shoes only lasted a few short months before being relegated to work shoes not fit for running duty. I have now been running in the Kayanos - much better shoe. Asics, I loved the 1100 series - fix the 1000s! Until then, I will stay with paying a little more for Kayano quality.
*** I did buy the black 11 1/2 version of these from Amazon, not sure why its not verifying the purchase!