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5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite running shoe!, March 16, 2011
This review is from: ASICS Women's GEL-1160 Running Shoe (Apparel)
I've owned a version of this shoe for five years. Every year, the model number increases by 10. For example, my first shoe in this series was the Asics GEL-1110. The 1160 is very similar to my original model, and all of the things that I love about the 1110, 1130, and 1140, I love in the 1160.

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.
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