Shoes again...

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Shoes again...

Post by TexNav » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:14 pm

... I had to buy a new pair of shoes and was pretty limited by my location, they were a pair of ASICS 2140s. Is it just me or do these feel rather inflexible and even though not terribly heavy they are "brickish".

Anyone compared them to the 1100 series? I wanted a bit more cushioning but these 2140s are nothing like when I bouth the 2040s??? years back.

Just curious. Can't wait to check out the new DS Trainers 15. I loved the 13s, the 14s not as much.

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Shoes again...

Post by ATimmins » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:04 pm

ds trainers would make the asics feel like bricks. I use to run in 2130s and now i couldnt even imagine wearing them around the house.
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Shoes again...

Post by retread » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:28 pm

If you like Asics you might want to try on a pair of Banditos. They are classified as a racing flat but have surprisingly good cushioning. I've tried on the DS Trainer a few times too and also found them to have more of a hard feel. Although the Banditos are a couple ounces lighter they feel more substantial than the DS. Definitely suitable for everyday training, imo.

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Shoes again...

Post by road dog » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:22 am

Guys,
Years ago, I bought a pair of Asics Ohana racers, similiar to the Bandito (which I believe is also discontinued). That was in '06, and I still run all my track workouts, and road races in them (though I think they are due shortly for retirement). The nice aspect about both shoes is that the heel is not elevated, and the rubber is rather straight cross, w/out the shoe making the runner landing on the heel first.

-road dog

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Post by retread » Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:58 pm

I went through 2 pair of Ohana's before they phased them out. One of my all-time favorite shoes. The Bandito is supposedly the replacement. Both make good everyday trainers and are also good for long races such as the marathon.

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Shoes again...

Post by road dog » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:28 pm

[QUOTE=retread;8742]I went through 2 pair of Ohana's before they phased them out. One of my all-time favorite shoes. The Bandito is supposedly the replacement. Both make good everyday trainers and are also good for long races such as the marathon.[/QUOTE]


Retread,
I am actually using my old pair of Ohana racers as an indoor/outdoor shoe to wear around the condo.

-road dog

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