Top positive review
on November 1, 2013
This is my 1st pair of ASICS after wearing dozens of New Balance for years.
New Balance quality has declined in the shoes I have worn in the last three years.
This ASICS model is a solid shoe with good construction. The shoe says it was made in Vietnam.
I walk on concrete and asphalt anywhere from 2-5 miles every day of the week plus additional wear indoors.
After 45 days, they are noticeably worn, but that is to be expected.
No material is worn through, no seams have split, and the outer sole has not separated at all.
The insole is still attached, has not frayed or worn through, and still maintains a bit of cushion.
I keep the shoes clean and have applied leather protectant once when new and two other times after thorough cleaning. None of the leather has split, though there are stress cracks (to be expected) where the shoe flexes.
I also like the look: they have some style, but are conservative enough that I can wear them to work on the right day.
This shoe has reasonable support, but I am not sure if it would be ideal for anyone who needs a lot of arch support. I am not sore or in pain after walking on these. I will reorder these or similar ASICS for my next pair.