Rated 5 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by gunny69 Best Athletic SneakerI Have Ever Worn
I like everything about this shoe.
SIZE: A true fit. I'm 10.5, and this shoe fits quite snugly. it is as if it's another layer of skin on my feet.
WEIGHT: This shoe looks as if it would be so very heavy. Well, surprise, it's not! I am amazed how lightweight they are. I know it's a cliche, but it's like walking on air with air.
SUPPORT: This is why I bought them. For the 4th of July I was in DC for the fireworks and concert on the National Mall. I walked/stood for nearly 8 hours, and the sneakers that I was wearing did not do the trick. God! How my feet ached for a week after that experience. I believe I could have stood 16 hours non-stop in these shoes and never have had one ache.
APPEARANCE: Well, the reason I had always by-passed ASICS is because of the design (the wavy lines) and the gel (for support). I thought it looked like a shoe that a teenager should wear, not a 50ish adult. Was I wrong! I have gotten so many compliments on these shoes! Granted, it took me a little while to get used to wearing them as they do increase my height a bit and I did feel self-conscious in them. I have gotten over that. I love the wavy lines, the gel, the fabric, the color, everything! They are distinctive but not garish and are appropriate for an adult.
NAME: I did not know that ASICS is an acronym for the Latin phrase that means "a sound mind in a sound body." What a fabulous name! And, I think, appropriate. My feet feel so much better. My legs do not hurt. I am mentally more alert as I am not experiencing pain.
USE: It says it's a running shoe. I am using it for everyday purposes. I walk so many miles a day (I teach). These shoes are going to take a load off my feet and mind!
DO NOT HESITATE TO BUY THIS SHOE.