1. Alexis

    The Nike Pegasus is more for neutral runners. I used to wear Asics Gel-2010, 2120, 2130, etc. But when I tried the 2150, the toe box felt so wide, almost like Brooks Adrenaline shoes. So Brooks were out too. I tried the Mizuno Wave Inspire 6 (I think 7 is out now), and those were perfect. Right now, trisports.com is offering them for $70. The problem is, those shoes have only lasted me like 6 months; usually, the asics lasted me a year and a half or two years! Try the wave inspire! They are more cushy and tight like the kayano, but aren’t so expensive.:) Just a suggestion πŸ™‚

    • Erin D.

      I feel the same way about my Asics! They last forever. I recently switched to Brooks but they do wear out a lot more quickly. I just went to buy a new pair of Asics, but they felt so clunky and heavy that I ended up with another pair of Brooks. Sigh. πŸ™‚

  2. Did you try the Brooks Adrenalines? They are comparable in support to the 2160s, but much lighter and more flexible. I work at a running store (in WI) and many of the customers have liked the Adrenalines better than the 2160s. Some others comparable in support to try would be:

    -Saucony Progrid Guide
    -Nike Structure Triax+
    -Adidas Supernova Sequence or Response
    -Mizuno Inspire (though these run on the narrow side)

    When you are looking for shoes, make sure that they have some support (b/c the 21 series is a support/guidance shoe) – most companies use some sort of denser foam that you can see under the arch area of your shoe if you look at the side of it – there is usually a darker grey section, or a section that looks like it is made from a different material. I am not sure where you usually go to get your shoes, but I have had good luck at Marathon Sports in the past – they have a few locations along the Boston Marathon route (including one in Brookline). Best of luck!!

    • Hi!

      Thanks so much for all the ideas. I’m planning to go back on Sunday and I’ll def. try on some of the others you suggested. I really like the look of the mizuno’s and I’ll def. try the Brooks!


  3. Erin D.

    Hi Laura! I think this is the first time I’ve commented. πŸ™‚ I just wanted to mention that I wear the Ravenna series because it’s a neutral shoe for fore-foot strikers (I love it but I wear the treads out SOOOO quick). Maybe it isn’t the best stability shoe, though? A second opinion might not be a bad idea!

    • Hi, thanks for the comment! Maybe I’m mixing up the Ravenna and the Adrenaline? Good to know the treads wear out quickly…

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