This is a problem with most manufacturers - more than most years, they are messing with their designs this year. New Balance, Asics and Mizuno are just three who are lowering all of their shoes, including the Support/Motion Control shoes. If you like 'normal' shoes with lots of cushioning/support, it might be worth stocking-up.
Hi thanks for the advice, I bit the bullet a couple weeks ago and bought the 2000's. So far Ive covered about 50k in them and im pretty impressed. The fit doesnt feel as tight as the 2170's but miles better than my other ones. You can feel the drop diffference as well, it stops me heel striking too much and gives better push off. But its early days so fingers crossed these ones will last.
The Asics store at Cheshire Oaks has 2160's for £49 that may be worth grabbing if people like these. I asked and they are expecting the 2170's next month and I guess they'll be around the same price.
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"Stops me heel striking too much". Man the psychobabble is working.
I dont understand what you mean. I find when I run with other trainers such as the ones I mentioned in my first post, that i tend to come down on my heel first which hs caused me problems. Especially lower back and knee. Converesly, I do not tend to do this in the 2000's hence my statement.
No psychobabble, just the facts.
After wearing Asics 21 series for years ending with the 2170s I have bought a pair of the new 2000s & they are the most uncomfortable shoes ever. My feet & ankles were very sore after a few runs & I have abandoned them and reverted to my old 2170s.
Anyone know an alternative?
the pair of 2170s I bought when I last posted on this thread are now giving up as well, so in January I'll be back at Sweatshop being fitted for new shoes. I can let you know then what I end up with!
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