The Kinsei is indeed suitable for both neutral runners and those who over pronate. I am looking forward to trying this shoe and seeing just how good it is...... i will let you know
I don't know about you but when i click on the link to see the "full review" link on page
it takes me to
Full Review: Saucony ProGrid Paramount £110
Good hey ?!
Sorry about the incorrect link guys - should be fixed now!
i have just got them and had 2 long runs of about 18/20 miles i dont like them at all
i have got nimbus and are far better kinsei are too hard and the sides are too high and rub on your ankles very painfull stick with nimbus by far a better training shoe
I work in a specialised running store,and the Kinsei always comes up better for a neutral runner than a person that needs stability.
My advice is try them out on a video analysis first before paying £130.
You can heelstrike on the outside of your shoe and still pronate through the gait cycle.
I think the Kinsey only suits a minority of people, either heavier neutral runner or those with only minimal support needs. It certainly is NOT a stability shoe. I test drove the first Kinsey and found it very 'ploppy'... the sound the heel makes would drive me nuts.
Wear on the outside of the heel is fine, the vast majority of runners strike the floor there first. What I was more concerned with was the wear in the forefoot, in terms of where your foot goes after the initial contact?
Sounds like you need a trip to a specialist shop and get yourself checked out again, just to make sure?
I tried the women's Kinsei 2 at the Asics store in London and loved it, but couldn't justify spending that much money. So, after looking around online, I found a website (http://www.sbrsports.com/899-327090) that sold the shoe for GBP 97.50 + a 10% off voucher + free shipping, all of which came to about GBP 88.00. Still quite pricey, but like I said, I loved this shoe.
I'm so excited for my new shoes!
I ovepronate and run with orthotic insoles inside my trainers. I bought a pair of Kensei 2s last month after having a stress fracture while running in Brooks Adrenalines - nice shoes, but I think I wore them out and stopped stretching properly. I tried some Nike Triax 12s but wasn't getting the cushioning support I needed and could only run 1/2 times a week before some serious shin pain set in.
Early days with these, I've done 50 miles so far, but no shin problems so far and I feel much more upright when running. My only gripe is they are a bit heavy, but the cushioning's worth it.
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