ASICS KAYANO

The right shoe

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Guy
17/09/2002 at 22:59
Oldbones,

I'm interested in what you say about the new Kayano's. I have been through about 8 pairs of the various models over the past couple of years, and been completely injury free. However, a few weeks ago I bought the latest version. They didn't feel any different, and like you I thought the only change was the colour. But over the past couple of weeks I have started to get slight pains in the arch of both feet (but particularly the right one) after running.

I was thinking that it couldn't be the new Kayano's, because they are exactly the same as the old. But since they are the only thing I have changed about my running, maybe they are the cause. Like you, perhaps I need (reluctantly) to think about changing to a different shoe.
17/09/2002 at 23:45
oh...

and I hoped I'd got myself the ideal trainer!!

Needless to say I'll carry on with them and report back in a few months with my experiences.

Steveo,

I'm not taking part in the 10K or any races for the foreseeable future. I'm a new kid on the block and have decided to set down some foundations before considering races.

H
18/09/2002 at 09:00
As I say, we have different needs/feet so you could actually end up loving them in the same way I do! I have never had a problem with fit. I used the 2060's last year, but found that the 2070 was nowhere near as good so tried the Kayano. They work for me anyway!
OB
18/09/2002 at 09:08
Keith - ordered a pair of V11 online with ontherun last night. Will find out today if they have my size in stock - cheers.

Guy - I've not picked up any injuries with the V111's its just that they don't feel right for me. I remember on the old forum when the V111's first came out someone else felt they weren't the same as well.
18/09/2002 at 09:27
My Kayano VIII's arrived this morning. I was horrified to see that they were not the purist white (with black stripes) that I saw in the advert. They had a dark blue body with white stripes with yellow bits. Also they were like tug boats - hoooge! There was far too much space in there for my size nines.

Thst'll teach me to buy mail order! What is the policy of returns with mail order stuff - are they usually pretty good?

18/09/2002 at 09:55
Steveo,

They're the latest colour scheme, although I went for the white. I was told by the lady in the shop that the Kayano's weren't previously available in the two width fittings, although this has changed for the VIII. Was there a choice when you bought, as you may have received the wide and would be okay with the standard.

H
18/09/2002 at 10:06
Mornin' HFTB

I wasn't offered a choice on the phone of colour or width. Do you mean your whites are also Kayano VIII's but in white?

Stevo
18/09/2002 at 10:06
Did you get them from ontherun.co.uk? If they are selling the old colour on sale and don't have your size they seem to send you the lastest (Which is why I have tiger stripes on my DS Trainers!)
18/09/2002 at 10:11
I did order them from On the run but ordered what the RW ad said was the new style in white??!
18/09/2002 at 10:15
No... New style blue
I prefer the old colours personally!
18/09/2002 at 10:21
Steveo,

Yes my VIII'S are in white, black stripes over white background(the VII'S are inverse). I tried these in a wide fitting and the blues in a standard. I can't say there was a huge difference, both felt good although the whites had the edge, as I have a habit of lifting my big toe up on impact.
Fyi mine are made in China, model no. TN201 (2E)

Hope this helps.

H

P.S. Anyone else have the big toe habit?
Can it be overcome?


18/09/2002 at 10:53
Cheers HFTB

I have the big toe habit too so I couldn't wear the shoes they have sent to me as they are a little loose fitting for my liking!
OB
18/09/2002 at 12:21
drawn a blank on the V11's from ontherun. Do not have my size. Re: colours of V111, mine were mostly white but they've introduced a new colourway half way through the year which I gather is more like the blue/white of the V11's.

If anyone knows where I can get V11's in size 8 1/2 or 9 I would appreciate it.
18/09/2002 at 12:38
Have you tried Start Fitness? they're selling them I think
18/09/2002 at 12:39
Hi Oldbones,

October edition of RW, page 100. Start Fitness are advertising VII's at 59.99 (Mail order 0191 222 0984). They mention that they're ladies, does this mean that they're a narrower fit? If you can get them in your size and the fit is okay who's to say!!

H
18/09/2002 at 12:41
Steveo,

So you have the big toe problem too. Does it bother you and do you find that your shoes have a dent and eventually split where your big toe is?

H
18/09/2002 at 12:59
It hasn't really been a problem, its just something I have noticed. No damage to my adidas testes!
OB
18/09/2002 at 14:53
Start Fitness only have the ladies version of V11's. Now that's an interesting one - if they did my size, would it be the same shoe?

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