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Needs better innersoles/orthotics
on August 11, 2015
I have been wearing Brooks Beast Shoes for several years when refereeing soccer games on artificial turf during the high school season (the winter, here in California) and I loved the stability, support and cushioning, but wasn't so fond of the price. I thought I'd give the Saucony Stabil a try -- seeing that they were also available in a wide width and promised much of the same type of support and stability for my flat, over-pronating feet. I just wore them last weekend for working a boys showcase tournament -- two U15 games and the U16 and U19 finals and I found my feet were rather sore just behind the toes. I removed the innersoles and discovered that they are incredibly cheap and flimsy compared to those that come with the Brooks Beast (which have innersoles providing gel comfort from toe to heel). I have replaced the Saucony innersoles with some from an old pair of Brooks, I can already tell that they are much more comfortable. So, basically if you buy these, you may want to factor in the cost of a decent pair of orthotics in with the cost!