These shoes are the biggest disappointment to come out of Asics. I don't mind spending a bit more on a shoe, after all the difference between the cheapest and most expensive is about one visit to the Physio!
I've had nothing but problems with these since I got them, and I've had 5-6 pairs of Kayanos before, that were simply flawless - I could put them on and go running, without breaking them in or worrying about blisters and whatnot.
The Kayano 16 has a new offset lacing, which is different than the offset lacing in the 15's. The Kayano 15 were actually quite comfortable and this lacing scheme seemed to work quite well, I can't figure out why did Asics have to go and ruin it. The 16's have an awkward lacing scheme that puts pressure on the tendon running on the top of the foot, from your toe towards your ankle. After a single 4 mile run my foot was sore, and I've seen reports from others who went for longer runs and ended up with bad bruising and blue/purple feet!
Since the shop I bought them from is playing deaf I tried to fix this and found a lacing technique that goes straight across (straight bar lacing, or military lacing) which works quite well, the laces don't cross in the middle thus not producing pressure points along the top.
Then we get to another problem, the removable insole is a surprisingly bad fit, it runs too high up the heel causing blistering. I've replaced it with a third party sorbothane insole which seems to work much better.
It's early days yet, but you shouldn't have to spend this much effort in trying to fix so many issues with a "top of the range" shoe from a reputable manufacturer. Did they even bother testing these?!
runboy wrote (see)
Put it in perspective red, £120 is a nice meal out for 2 or a weeks shopping. These shoes will last months, protect your joints, let you enjoy ur running and don't forget, they are pretty much the most expensive trainers on the market! 2140/50's are at least £30 cheaper and should still suit most runners of this type.
The last meal out for two cost myself and partner £35 and that was pushing the boat out a bit! The previous trip out was just under £20. Where are you buying a meal for two that costs over £100!!!?
Granted Wej, it was an expensive one and we normally spend the same as you, just trying to make a point!
Brooksy1882 wrote (see)
Amen to that. My foot got so sore i cringed at the thought of putting on my trainer again ;-(
Try the straight bar lacing, it worked for me:http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/straightbarlacing.htm
Then I discovered that the insoles were rubbish and had to replace them. After years of sticking with Asics I have to say this will be my last pair.
Just sold my Ascis Gel Keyano 16s which I bought from Sport Direct and did 20 painful blister ridden miles in, agree with all the above negative comments especially about the insole. Never had blisters before.......terrible ........ Only cost £80!!! Managed to get £65 on ebay fortunately for them. Went back to Saucony Guide 3s, which suit my feet far more. Wonder if Sports Direct had some dodgey stock to shift hence they were cheaper or seconds??? Just a thought, hope it wont get me sued!!
Too expensive but comfy for the guy who bought them off me, he is doing up to 70 miles a week and he loves em. Depends on your feet.
had 15 now problem
got 16s first run blisters on both feet were my big toe joins my foot
Just got a pair of 16's
Done 6, 5k Runs and 1 half marathon and they are the comfiest trainers I have ever bought. I had my gait checked before buying them (why wouldnt you when your paying £100?) and then got them online for £100.
Best trainers ive owned, no blisters, no sore feet, I can honestly say I can forget about my feet and concentrate on my breathing/Heartrate.
Sorry to be the party pooper but im just not experiancing the same problems as everybody else.
I did find such a shop,..sportsshoes.com have a shop in Bradford,not too long a journey away from me.They have the most extensive range of running shoes I`ve seen,with gait check available and really knowledgable staff.Some good sale prices available too.
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