Asics Shoes!

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  1. JacksonsMom

    JacksonsMom Active Member

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    I'm pretty positive I'm getting these:

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    I'm SOOO excited. I need good work-out shoes. These will mainly be used for walking and working out. I also like the color - it's cool enough but not TOO crazy for me haha.

    Think these are a good choice? Or is there something better? I've never had Asics before, so pretty excited. I went and tried them on the store today but they cost $160 so I'm getting them online for $85.
     
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    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    I have Asics shoes. I bought them about 3 months ago... they are already way worn down. Like, to the point of there being holes in the heels. I don't even do that much walking (and 2 weeks I was in Florida I didn't have them with me)
     
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    I run in ASICS, have since I started running. My first pair took me through a year of agility in the mud and nasty then through my first 5K, up to when I started doing about 15 miles a week and it was too much for my old shoes who had already been destroyed doing all kinds of nasty agility. I got a new pair and they lasted me through my first half marathon, though with shin splints. When I started running again and got shin splints again, I went and got a different kind. No shin splints and a half marathon later. They still probably have a few hundred miles left on them, they're in really good shape still even though I started wearing them to the gym and abusing them there too.
    Oh, and the pair that gave me shin splints, I still wear them for agility because they work fine for that purpose. They are starting to get worn out though so I'll have to replace them soon.

    I just got a pair of Brooks shoes for my birthday that are more minimal. ASICS has a minimal-ish shoe and I really wanted to love them, but the Brooks just felt more comfortable. I haven't started running in them yet, just abused them in the gym, so I dunno how that will work out. If I can't run in them without having pain, it's back to ASICS for me. I'll get a new pair of what I have now and retire out my current pair to my new agility shoes. ;P

    I did have a pair of ASICS that tore my foot to shreds and I returned them. Later on when I was getting another pair the guy at the store told me that particular pair I had that went horribly wrong has a very rough edge on the insole and he always recommends people have them grind their insole down and it won't rub the foot and rip blisters and worse apart. BUT I can't recall what model that was. It was a running shoe though, not a cross trainer, so it's probably not those.

    FYI my first ASICS were Nimbus 10, then I went to Nimbus 12, now I'm in a Kayano 17. It MIGHT have been the Cumulus that ripped up my foot but I really can't remember.
     
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    nikkiluvsu15 Wild At Heart

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    Those are cute!! :D Did they feel good on your feet? If so, then I'd definitely go for them.

    I have two pair of Asics! I have the Gel Trail Attack 6 and the Gel Noosa Tri 7 - I love both of them so much. My faves are definitely the Noosa Tri 7 though <3 I've been running in them since I got them and they are SO awesome, especially since I live in such a humid climate.
     
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    My favorite shoes are needing to be replaced sometime in the near future! If you get these you'll need to report back I really like how they look!
     
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    I recently switched from Asics to Brooks and I will say that I have noticed way fewer injuries (I run between 30 and 50 miles per week) longterm. But as far as general workout shoes, I definitely had a soft spot for my Asics. And I love the colors of yours!!!
     
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    Thanks guys!

    I ordered them last night. :)

    I liked the way they fit and felt in the store, so hopefully they work out!
     
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    I don't do a lot of running... so hopefully these work out for what I need (walks with the dog and working out - aka elliptical, treadmills, etc).
     
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    Great review, thanks! :)

    I did look into the Brooks but hopefully the ASICS will fit what I need. It sounds like they will... like I said I don't really do any running (at least not outdoors, lol). Only on work out machines ;)

    These were listed under running shoes: http://www.asicsamerica.com/footwear/running-shoes/gel-phoenix-4-t273n-womens/ so hopefully they will be okay.
     
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    Do you know which specific shoe this was?
     
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    Umm, Ella kinda stole them and put them somewhere XD I could check if I find them LOL
     
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    I've been playing volleyball in mine for like 9 months straight. I also use mine for mowing, going to the dog park, going around town, walks... etc..

    They've held up great, no holes. They're dirty, but that's cause I don't keep 'em clean.
     
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    Different shoes fit different feet and wear completely differently :)

    Every pair of Reeboks I've ever had has fallen apart way too soon, but other people can wear them forever. Filas (go figure, lol) and some Avias and Merrells fit my feet perfectly -- I've never been able to wear Nike's without feeling like I'm going to be crippled for life; the arch is just all wrong for me, but look at all the zillions of people who swear by them.

    Pick the ones that fit your feet best, and chances are, if they're a reputable brand, they're going to hold up well because you'll be walking/running in them with the right foot position.
     

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