8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
If you pronate while running you have to wear this shoe,
This review is from: ASICS Men's GT-2170 Running Shoe (Apparel)
I have tried scores of shoes and inserts of all types to help my plantar fasciitis and pronation problems. I have been wearing the Asics 2160 for the last 6 months which helped. I run about 10 miles a week. However, I put the 2170's on for the first time it was so comfortable I immediately went out and ran a 5K. No breakin for this shoe. It stabilizes your foot so well inside the shoe that you will run better and not suffer the aches and pains in the calves and arches afterwards from pronating. I am 66 so it doesn't take much to mess my feet up. My 26 year old daughter, however, is a mid-plant neutral runner with very smooth form. She bought a pair of 2170's after I did and she also says it is the most comfortable running shoe she has ever worn. She ran a 5k in them a day or two later and absolutely loves them.
Look at the insert liner inside the bottom of the shoe. The rear portion of the liner curves up the side walls of the shoe so that it cups the heel of your foot. The liner also curves farther up the side wall under your arch which give your arch a soft-cushioned support. The end result is that you foot doesn't flop around inside the shoe and your heel and arch are comfortably supported. First time I have run without discomfort or pain in 5 years. Thanks Asics!