ASICS Women's GEL-Strike 2 Running Shoe
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13 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Good for the money Sep 17, 2009
I bought these after trying to run in new balance and nikes. I didn't want to spend a lot and these shoes are worth the money. I've ran in them a lot and have been great, my knee stopped hurting like it did when I ran in other shoes. They have way more cushioning and these are a base model asics! However they are not as refined and stylish as the upper models they are heavier and seem a little chunky ( I wear a 9.5!!) But i think i'll be running in asics from here on out and now i'm looking into cumulus and nimbus!!
10 of 11 found the following review helpful:
38 yr-old Mom. 165 lbs. Runs about 50 miles a month Oct 08, 2010
I would be considered a recreational runner. I run several 5 or 10ks a year and no more than 2 half marathons a year (so far). I wear a size 9.5.
I have been running in Asic Gel Strike 2s since May and I have put alittle over 260 miles on these shoes. I am primarily a street runner and I only use my current running shoes for running. No walking. No Shopping. Just running.
I did have to insert a gel heel cushion because I have EXTREMLY flat feet, but I gotta say, I really like these shoes. They were loads better than the Adidas running shoes I was wearing before. I have far fewing lower back issues with these shoes, although I do still struggle with AT issues. For the money, these shoes are great. I do believe though, that 300 miles is about all you're gonna get out of these shoes and you really should be able to get 300-500 miles out of your shoes. I think it's time for me to start phasing in a new pair. But for the $$$, these shoes are great. No complaints. Love 'em.
9 of 10 found the following review helpful:
New to Fitness: A Very Happy Customer Nov 30, 2009
By H. Thompson
I have put off exercising for years for two reasons: my schedule (mom of two and at-home worker) and my feet size. Now, it might seem like a lazy excuse but to any woman who wears a size 12 shoe, it's incredibly difficult to find a pair of running shoes that don't make your feet look like giant skis. The last time I bought running shoes was at least 7 years ago and that might have been the last year I wore them.
I first found these shoes at Kohls, where they were much cheaper ($34.99) but only went up to size 11. Being able to try them on made all the difference but I knew I needed a larger size. I have been so pleased with the shoe: perfect for the gym, with just the right amount of cushioning. There is also more breathing room in the toe space without looking bulky. The colors and design are simple but feminine, assuring me that I don't look man-ish, ha! I have only New Balance to compare and these earn several better reviews, from my experience. Much more comfort, better appearance, and lighter weight.
I am NOT a runner - I walk on the treadmill, and mostly bike so I cannot review these from a runner's perspective. But, I can tell you that I wear these all the time now, not just while working out. In fact, I've been wearing them all day running errands. I am one very happy customer.
5 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Fit great and are very comfertable Aug 24, 2009
I have wider then normal feet so was a little worried about the fit, but they fit great. I also run on the treadmill a lot (3+ miles a couple times a week) and they haven't loss their comfort yet.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
too small Sep 01, 2011
I wasn't sure what size to go with, so I bought 1/2 size bigger and the toe area is still too tight. Even unlacing the first level of lace holes and leaving the laces untied, the shoes make my toes numb in just over a few minutes.
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