I went to the mall yesterday in hopes of purchasing a new pair of running shoes. I went to Foot Action and got into a conversation with the worker there and he recommended any Asics branded shoe over New Balance. I had gone in there in hopes of picking up a new pair of New Balances but I had read online that Asics is preferred over NB by most runners. I have heard nothing but negative about Nike running shoes such as their Air Max lines, including the new 360 line. I had read nothing but praise for both Asics and NB. I opted for the Asics Gel-Kayano XII @ $134.99.
I got to break them in this morning as I walked to work which is about half a mile from my home. It felt really good, I can feel the air flowing onto my toes. This is something I’ve truly never felt with a lot of other shoes including Nike Air Max shoes. I hope this will keep my feet from smelling rank when the day is done lol. So far, these shoes do not disappoint. If you’re looking for a new pair of actual running shoes and do not care what they look like but rather, care for the performance aspect of shoes, then consider any Asics running shoes. I can now recommend these shoes from first hand experience. I’ll continue to update this post after I take the shoes out for a nice run and use them while I train throughout the weekend. I’m hoping someone will come away with a new outlook towards Asics and New Balance shoes after this post. Have a great weekend and aloha!