i was unsure which asics to get and at first wasnt to sure on these and tried the 2130's. when i had one on each foot these were very light and i realised that the forefoot area felt quite wide due to the very soft and expansive material used on the toe area.
A review by lintufty January 16, 2008
Did a club training session in these shoes last night of 4 miles on a hilly route.Shoes straight out of the box.
The shoes feel much bigger than a normal size 7 and are very wide in the forefoot. I had to pull the laces very tight to get a close fit and felt my arches constricted in them so on loosening them off felt like I was wearing a pair of boats!!!!
The half size below was too small!!!!
I ran in asics kayano before and hated them when they brought in solyte and these shoes have that same spongey bounce to them.
I was advised to try these as an alternative to my Mizuno nirvana 3's which when you get tited feel like you are running in bricks but i'm not overly impressed with these shoes although the broad sole certainly seemed to stop my late stage pronation. But that may be more due to the fact I was aware of these monsters on my feet.
They are not cheap so I will wear them on short sessions and will wait on the nirvana 4 with hope. Perhaps the shoe will grow on me but first running impressions are unless you have REALLY wide feet and want to feel as if you are running in a pair of bubble wrap soled shoes these are not the ones! Sorry Asics!