I am an overpronator and have been wearing the asics gt 2160 but they seem slightly narrow. Before I new I overpronated I used to wear nike air pegasus and they seemed like a wider fit. I am thinking of trying the nike structure triax, does anyone rate nike as a good running brand in camprison to asics or saucony etc?
Nike running shoes are excellent and as good as all the other top names like Saucony, Asics etc. That they do loads of fashion crap doesn't detract from the fact that their running shoes are proper serious running shoes. I've been running in Equalons for a while and they're superb. For me, at least.
But shoes are a personal thing and what seems a wide fit to us might not to you. The only way is to try them on at a local running shop.
You can't generalise across a whole range w.r.t. how the shoes feel for you. I've no doubt that Nike generally make very good quality shoes, but I've had good and bad experiences. My all-time favourite training shoes are Nike Zoom Elite 4. When they were discontinued I tried LunarGlide and managed to convince myself in the shop that they were a comfortable fit. On the road however they felt clumpy and awkward and horrible. Thankfully I'd managed to find a shop that still had a couple of NZE's in stock so I snapped them up. Since I don't subscribe to all the 500 miles per shoe crap, they should keep me happy for a while.
I did try Equalon for a while as well but I think they were just far too stabilising for my running style. They felt sort of comfy and plush, but a bit like running with a sofa on each foot.
i have found Nike a good brand for me. the clothes come in very small size and after having knee problems on long distance due to over pronating i tried nike kids lunars for the first time. these have been great and felt fine fromt he first run..not clumpy at all and very flexible .my ITBS disappeared within a month of wearing them and all my 18+mile runs ive not had any pain.
i think lunars are quite narrow fit though and zoom which i tried are a wider shape all round...but as said above its all a personal thing requiring many tryings on of lovely trainers
Funny how impressions of shoes vary. To me the Equalons are like lightweight race shoes, probably because my main shoe is the now long-defunct Puma Peerless which is a bit of a brick but does okay for me. I bought about 6 pairs at once cheapo on eBay and still have three left. They've been out of production for about a decade.
The Equalons are also no more but I don't know what replaced them because again, I've got a stock off eBay to get through.
+ 1 for Equalons - they're the only shoes that I could wear that accommodate my orthotics and provide the appropriate support for my gait. I've also stockpiled, so hopefully enough to get me through the next 6 - 12 months.
I've never had any problem with them, but don't really take any notice of what other people think or say - it's all very personal. What suits someone else won't necessarily suit me, so I just sort out what I need.
It's a bit like cars - I had a friend who swore by Vauxhall - would only ever buy their cars yet I had another friend who must have had the Vauxhall car from hell - it spent more time in the garage being repaired than on the road.
It really pisses me off when a company comes up with a good shoe - and then goes and either "upgrades" it or just stops making it and replaces it with something else.
Listen up Nike, the Equalon ver 3 was just the ticket. Couldn't you just leave it be? Like, as in not fix it if it ain't broke?
If the width is the only issue, I'm fairly certain the 21xx series are available in a wide fit though you may need to get a specialist running store to order them in for you. Alternatively, depending on your shoe size, try the men's version of the 21xx.
Equalons discontinued sadly, seem to think the Nike rep told me that something might be coming out to 'replace' it Spring 2013.
Nike zoom elites are coming back from 1st February but don't have the medial post of the old version, will wait and see how they work but when I tried a sample pair on they felt great.
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