Asics Gel-1100

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Asics Gel-1100
A great shoe for mid- to high-mileage runners who want cushioning and a little stability.

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If Asics’s GT-2000 series is the best on the market, then its 1000 range is definitely in the top five. First introduced in 1987, this series has always produced high-value shoes with excellent fit and cushioning. Built on the same last as the Kayano, the Gel 1100 continues this fine ...  Continue reading

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I am thinking of trying the 1090's in place of cumulus as I feel I need a bit more stability being a bigger runner. I have had a run of niggly injuries not bad , since started using cumulus.

Posted: 14/04/2004 at 07:48

I bought a pair of 1090s 2 weeks ago. so far very impressed, quite cushioned, pretty stable, good fit. however I had NB 854s before and actually preferred them, a bit more stable I think and seemed to be much grippier when off road. I ran them into the ground unfortunately and started to get loads of niggly injuries hence the 1090s. I'd recommend either pair and they are both about the same price £65-70

Posted: 14/04/2004 at 11:25

thanks neilly, what kind of mileage do you do I am running a marathon in June.

Posted: 14/04/2004 at 12:38

30-40 miles per week, training for edinburgh marathon in june. I think the 1090s feel a bit more cushioned when on roads than the NB's but still kind of preferred the NBs in general. Which marathon are you doing/

Posted: 14/04/2004 at 13:24

edinburgh also. I have always used asics but found the nimbus not as hard wearing as the earlier versions ie 1,2 or 3. changed to cumulus which I found ok and provided faster times but as i am 6'4 and jsut over 13 st. think i could do with more stabilty. guess we become creatures of habit as I have alweays used asics probably just as you have been with NB.

I live in Fife so will travel on the day even although it will be early rise but I have been getting up before 6 am to do long runs so getting in the groove.

Posted: 14/04/2004 at 13:37

when I say not as good wearing I was going through a pair about 6 weeks due to heels being worn down too quickly

Posted: 14/04/2004 at 13:38

These shoes have given me much misery. In fact any pair of asics that I have tried have. For some reason they give me a niggling pain in the achilles which completely disappears when I run in another brand.

Posted: 25/05/2005 at 13:04

I used to have same wear problems with Nimbus - the heels wear down very quickly. Went out and bought a tube of shoo goo - so far have used it six times on these high wear areas and shoes have lasted for over 600 miles.

Posted: 29/05/2005 at 08:42

Does any one know the UK distributor of Asics?? My limited use 1090s have just had the forefoot Gel balloon into the shoe - I now have a Gel lump inside the shoe. Has this happened to anyone else? I've had Asics Gels for years and this is the first time I've had this happen.

Posted: 27/06/2005 at 08:29

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