My feet are the same width all the way down - look (sorry to post another pic of my ugly foot
In good nick though after running a 20 mile race last Sunday in 2hr 17 and 10 sec's and 13 miles yesterday at 6.40's, plus heavy treadmill sessions on the Monday and Wednesday Skecher's have helped this purely because there shoes are wider (from forefoot to heel) and have a more forgiving upper. Can't explain it but it moulds around your foot!!
RUNZ, heres a shot of the Go Run's from the bottom, the toe box is wider than my foot
I make my own inserts for them, I buy dunlop inserts from Sports Direct (about £2 I think) and cut them to the shape of my foot, and as the upper matireal is so flexible, it drops in perfectly.
Jean Cristopje, I wouldn't run in the boost's, purely because of addidas sizing, and running of the balls of my feet, I can tell the shoe wouldn't work for me, it has heel striker written all over it. Thats another reason I like Skechers, they have the heel cut away so you can't heel strike (yes, impossible to walk in), but when your off the ball's of your feet, why would you want cushioning at the back of the shoe?
This is why earlier in this thread I said always take reviews of shoes with a pinch of salt, everyone has different requirements and styles. I do believe that these new boosts hold their shape longer (probably useful on long runs), are more resistant to dramatic changes in the weather, but will always maintain, more energy and boost comes from training - mwah!!
I have the widest feet in the world, they are literally rectangled shaped, and I used to have to had to hunt shoes far and wide (no pun intended, but we are talking about importing here) for shoes that just kind of fitted, and after half marathons - this was the common result
I tried adidas (god knows why, they are supremely narrow/streamlined), Asics and New Balance (all in 4e width), all the same result. Then I found skecher's running shoes, wide and designed to get runners onto their midfoot/balls of the feet (thats where I naturally run off). Black toe nails, cuts, blisters, pains and injuries (at last) have vannished and I'm running the best I've ever done. There not sold with fanfare, but their results in pro races have been fantastic, but then they do have a great runner in Meb!!! If you have wide feet and run of the balls, toes, try them!!!
Skebble - only adidas testers would have run in them so far (enough to give a review anyways). Shoes have a life span, and the real new angle here is the fact these probably hold their life and properties for longer and in more extreme conditions (hot and cold seems to be the buzz). Take running shoes reviews with a pinch of salt though, every shoe released and tested should have both good and negative reviews because everyone is different. These shoes are probably similiar to the previous adidas line, and they've been launched in marathon season, most likely being targeted at lazy runners (in the main) with a very high price point. Adidas shoes tend to be the smallest fitting size on the market, and tend to be quite stiff, not my cup of tea, but then they have runners breaking marathon world record in their adizero range (but in fairness the shoes the pro's wear are nothing like the stock version). If you are running well in a particuliar shoe, then stick with it (unless your ready to repalce a previous adidas shoe), don't buy these because they promise energy return. Theirs only one property that can deliver that - the runner. The way to get more, do the training miles, do a training program and get the best possible fitness you can push yourself to without geting injured. This is a gimmick, and in a few years adidas will need a new angle and buzz word. Remember as well, adidas have a poor share of the running shoe market in the states, these were launched in New York.
Sadly we've all been there, why did the maker of the running shoe we all like change the design, the matireal, even the way its laced? When a company has a hit, they should change the colours options and thats all. The standard of running has gone down in the UK, and its because of gimmicks like this. So many runners will show up in marathon season with a boost in the step (literally)