23 user reviews of Asics Gel 2130 See all
Posted: 12/02/2008 at 19:10
If they suit your running style then use them if price is an issue.
changing from 5k to 10k runs is not that big a step, so you should not have any issues with change of gait or anything else.
Posted: 12/02/2008 at 19:13
Why alternate with a different pair? I don't understand.........
Posted: 12/02/2008 at 19:20
I have done it before, Now gone more expensive cos my old choice are no longer around.
Posted: 12/02/2008 at 19:30
Oh ok........ I just use Gel kayanos - they're stupidly priced when you get the latest ones but..... you can always get the ones before or the ones before that at a good internet price. I've probably had 10+ pairs of them, I always rotate between 2 or 3 pairs as they last longer.
Your shoes are the most and probably only important piece of kit in running (directed generally, as I know you know that TT )
(sports bra too if you have enough to mention)
Posted: 12/02/2008 at 19:53
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Posted: 13/02/2008 at 13:31
Kayano's offer more stability for over pronation than the 2130's. They more gel in the heel and forefoot and they have put a TPU plate over the gel in the heel of the Kayano's which helps disperse the shock throughout the foot.
The Kayanos have more memory foam inside the heel of the shoe giving you a better personal heel fit and they have a slightly different Space trustic systym in the sole of the shoe.
A more cushioned shoe and the latest Kayano is well worth the extra money where the last model was not.
Hope this helps.
Posted: 13/02/2008 at 15:45
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Posted: 13/02/2008 at 16:48
14's at the moment, have to agree with Aviator about the 13's.
Posted: 13/02/2008 at 17:12
Posted: 13/02/2008 at 17:52
Posted: 13/02/2008 at 18:01
I used the kayano 13 and found them pretty good (considering i came out of the Nimbus) nicely cushioned etc,but didn't get much mileage ( around 320) out of them before they started to break down and I got injured.
I then went into Kayano 14 , again very nice cushioning, much more than in 13's in the forefoot and the heel box was very comfortable and more secure which i put down to the memory foam,but yet again they have started to break down after 350 miles and I have another injury. I have now decided to buy 2 pairs of shoes so that I can rotate.
I have always managed to get 500+ miles out of previous Asics shoes.
Has anyone else had a problem with the mileage of the shoe ?
Posted: 19/02/2008 at 12:10
Posted: 19/02/2008 at 17:47
Posted: 07/03/2008 at 15:17
I used the Kayano 13's - they were pretty much my only shoe on a 5-6 day a week schedule (silly me) okay so they only lasted 400ish miles and I got a lecture on changing shoes from a friend.
I then went to 2130's because the 14's weren't out yet and I wasn't happy enough with the 13's. I have to say that the 2130's are really lovely - nice and comfy in the front which suits me as a forefoot runner. I may try the 14's when the 2130's run out. But if both are stability (which i thought they were) I would go for the 2130's to be honest.
Just as an aside. I recently got a pair of Brooks Adrenaline to alternate with the 2130's - my first pair of brooks in a few years but they feel really fab. SO SO light I felt like my heels had wings the first time I wore them. Just a thought.
Posted: 07/03/2008 at 15:28
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Posted: 21/09/2008 at 22:41
have you had your gait checked yet. the 2 shoes you mention are for different running actions....
read whats been said above,,,,and check the shoe websites,
Posted: 22/09/2008 at 13:23
" Just a quick update, went to Pete Bland Sports in Kendal for the Asics Dartfish gait testing. The guy said I was spot on with the Kayanos, but I could get away with 2130s, but to note he felt I needed the extra support the Kayano offered."
The cynic in me says that he would say that - because he wants you to buy the much more expensive Kayanos. No offence intended to Pete Bland Sports.....but if it was an Asics promotion, perhaps?DougieB, I thought a stability shoe and a pronation shoe were the same thing? Or at least until you got to the point of severe overpronation, when it becomes a motion control shoe? What's the distinction you're making?
Heather, FWIW, I wear 2130s and find them great. I'm a moderate overpronator, but not heavy. I tend to think of myself as a fairly typical female overpronator. Prior to that I'd been wearing 1120s, which a gait analysis had shown as being slightly more controlling on me, despite being cheaper and the model down (so to speak). I've also worn Brooks Adrenaline like Gym Addict, and they were great for me too. In fact I concur with the sensation that my feet had wings...so responsive!Even though all the above shoes work for my gait and don't cause me any injury, the 2130s are the only ones that don't seem to give me blisters. Goodness knows why this should be. T
he point I'm trying to make is that several shoes might work for you. If you have a pair that seem to work better than any others and you do want to rotate them, I'd get two of the exact same model. You can always buy the second pair cheap online once you've been properly fitted for the first.
Posted: 22/09/2008 at 14:38
Posted: 24/09/2008 at 17:30
I now know this !
Have been and had a gait check at Up and Running in Birmingham and they confimed I had a neutral gait - so just need lots of cushioning.
Have now got a pair of Saucony triumph 5 - and they seem very good.
Also being more sensible about the amount of running I am doing, and building it up much more slowly.
Plan to test them out at the Birmingham half marathon at the end of October
Posted: 26/09/2008 at 22:53
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