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5.0 out of 5 stars BEST SHOES EVER!!!!!, February 14, 2012
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This review is from: ASICS Women's GEL-Kinsei 4 Running Shoe (Apparel)
The BEST athletic shoes EVER!!!!!!!!! I have a fused ankle, and wear custom orthotics...two things that make any pair of shoes uncomfortable....until I finally decided to give in and spend a fortune on my Asics Gel Kinsei shoes. Arch support = AWESOME; Comfort = AWESOME; Nice looking athletic shoe = AWESOME. To be honest, this is the best quality athletic shoe I have ever purchased! Yes, these shoes are VERY expensive. However, following 5 surgeries on my ankle - if this is the price I have to pay for quality made/built shoes that will support every inch of my foot/ankle properly and help prevent further injury or trauma...well then the cost of this shoe is a small price to pay. And, for all of you out there who also have "problem feet" - these shoes are endorsed by the American Podiatric Association, which means they have the seal of approval from foot and ankle specialists. If that's not enough, I went from having incredibly intense foot pain after beginning to walk following my ankle fusion, to having NO foot pain once I started wearing my Asics Gel Kinsei shoes.
You cannot go wrong with these shoes...I don't understand how anyone could have a negative opinion of them! If you're unsure - go to your local specialty shoe store and try a pair on...but please make sure your feet are properly measured! Believe it or not - many of us have been wearing the wrong size of athletic shoes for years!!! (even if they're our typical size). While you may wear one size to get a comfortable or "snug" fit in dressy shoes, when purchasing athletic shoes you should actually go up at least a half, to preferably a full size! Your feet need that extra room to allow for full biomechanical range of motion when walking or running. I didn't believe it either...but now that I've gone up a size, these are (even more so) the most comfortable shoes I have EVER put on my feet! I for one will be purchasing a new pair of Asics Gel Kinsei shoes at least once a year. Believe me - I know they're expensive, but once you try them, you'll understand exactly what I mean! You'll never have to search the internet (or every shoe store in your state) again for the perfect athletic shoe! Your feet will definitely thank you! ....mine have! :-)
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Initial post: Mar 19, 2012 3:10:34 AM PDT
Rivadiva says:
I love them too! i am not a runner but I wear them for walking around everyday with an orthotic.
Love them Rivadiva

Posted on Mar 30, 2012 10:29:38 AM PDT
gixxgirl says:
Do you wear your orthotics in them or go without? I have custom orthotics too but I'd love to find a pair of shoes so comfortable that I don't need to wear them.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2013 3:59:38 PM PST
Cindy says:
That is what I do that is why I buy a least a half size larger....

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2013 8:40:35 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 5, 2013 8:42:52 AM PDT
May I ask you where can I get custom orthotics made? I have had heel pain for years and need relief. I also plan on checking these shoes out today. Sure hope to love them as most shoes hurt my feet.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2013 12:00:22 AM PDT
baltomd says:
Road Runner Sports does a very thorough assessment. My daughter used hers in her runners and trainers for a year and a half: until her gym bag was stolen! They're not excessively expensive.
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