Summer 03 Shoe Guide

This summer's 13 best new shoes

Posted: 28 April 2003

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presently using asics nimbus iv. am due a new pair. what do people suggest?
Posted: 28/04/2003 at 20:35

I've run with the asics nimbus for a long time and really enjoyed the ride, although a bit heavy. I changed to wave rider, which was much better, but when I replaced them at the end of 2002 with an updated wave rider, I have had nothing but problems. I am now thinking about the Nike air skylon (ladies). I want a light, but cushioned shoe - any thoughts out there? I would also be interested on feedback re: asics.

Posted: 02/05/2003 at 19:29

Miranda-I've just bought a pair of ladies Nike Skylon after trying them out at a race recently, curtesy of the Bowerman van that turns up at races. They really are a shoe that you want to run in as soon as you put them on. So cushioned, light and responsive. I can't wait to race in mine!
Posted: 02/05/2003 at 21:23

I'm using Reebok Allegro shoes at the moment but I think I need something in the motion control/stability line. Has anyone any suggestions as to a good ladies' shoe/
Posted: 02/05/2003 at 21:52

I'm using the Asics GT2080 ladies - I'm a mild overpronator - and I'm finding them great.
Posted: 03/05/2003 at 10:03

I'm using Addidas Response but need more stability for knee. Any suggestions?
Posted: 14/05/2003 at 02:20

I'm using an old pair of my Dad's working boots, very stable but a touch lacking in cushioning. Not great for racing or fast training runs either, but hopefully next years model will be a bit more user friendly.
Posted: 22/06/2003 at 18:48

carpet slippers
Posted: 22/06/2003 at 18:49

I don't believe you BB!
Posted: 22/06/2003 at 21:40

i think you should go to a specialist running shop and get your gait analysed... getting the wrong shoes is too risky to leave to chance
Posted: 22/06/2003 at 23:11

Hi every one ,respect to the runners !
Posted: 29/06/2003 at 14:34

Take your old shoes to a good running store and get them to check what type of shoe will suit you for the sort of running you want to do. You must get it right or injuries will surely follow.

If you want to stay with Asics then check out the new 2080. It's an excellent shoe, at least for me, and even better now that there are two width fittings.
Posted: 29/06/2003 at 14:48

take the advice and go to a running shop, asking for recommendations on here is a bit dangerous.

Nimbus IV's seem to work for you so why change them? Johnny J - 2080's are they cushioning shoes like the Nimbus? Thought not.

See what I mean?
Posted: 29/06/2003 at 21:36

I've bought Brooks GTS for my last two pairs of shoes. I've experienced shin splints prior to getting into these, so that's my recommendation. I should add that I got advice from a specialist running store which lead me to get Brooks, so give that a go too.
Posted: 08/07/2003 at 11:29

Currently using a Saucony Grid Shadow which is fine for me however I would prefer a similar shoe with both Onroad and Offroad grip any suggestions Thank you
Posted: 10/07/2003 at 10:24


Anyone interested in buying Nike Air Triax Structure? Sweatshop have them discounted to £50 (from £70). Don't buy on their website as they cost £58. You need to visit a shop.

PS You would have thought it to be cheaper to buy on the Web????
Posted: 10/07/2003 at 10:36

RRR- different versions of the Structure Triax are different prices, depending on how old they are.

Ive got the main Structure Triax, the ones we have the most of and that is the most recent, on the Sweatshop website at the same price as the shops, though of course you pay postage for the internet and mail order service.

However, if you want an older structure at the £50.00 price, they are available to view on the website, in the clearance shoe sale at the bottom of the web page (these shoes are listed by sizes available).

I haven't put these colourways on the main part of the site, firstly because there are about 4 or 5 different colourways, and secondly because we haven't got enough stock of the older versions to justify advertising them as available on the main site. (If I do put a shoe with low stock levels on the main site, then it invariably sells out quicker than I can remove the unavailable sizes, and then unfortunately people may order something that isn't available.)

Hope that helps explain the different prices you have found, run rabbit run. Whatever price we sell items at in the shops, is the price that is on the website, but different colourways of the same shoe will occasionally be at different prices due to how old the shoe is.

Posted: 10/07/2003 at 14:32

(but cheers for the plug as well!!)
Posted: 10/07/2003 at 14:32

I have used Saucony Jazz 5000 for the last 4 years and think they are super. (new equivalent is the Jazz 6000) I've just bought a pair of Asics Cummulus- for a bit of variety- v.good but a little too cushioned and floaty- any suggestions? thought about Asics GT2080 which are supposed to be more responsive- I like a soft ride but not so as I feel I'm wearing pillows on my feet !
Posted: 06/08/2003 at 15:55

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