I am not an endurance marathon runner. I do not run 25 kilometers on arising each morning, but I do enjoy to jog and walk fairly extensively everyday. One constant issue, as anyone who enjoys bipedal locomotion knows all too well, is selecting the right kind of shoe for the job. I decided that this time before I just bought the first pair I saw I would actually do a bit of research into just what the best shoe for the job really was.
Fit To Your Foot….
As I’m sure we’ve all experienced when wearing shoes that haven’t had much time to wear in is usually an uncomfortable period. This is obviously accentuated with running shoes that take a lot more strain and impact than your average shoe. Adding this to the fact that everybody has a slightly different natural gait when walking and running it can be hard to find a suitable pair. This is where the Impact Guidance System and Walking-specific outsole path come in on the new ASICS GEL-Tech Walkers. They reinforce your natural gait from the moment of the heel touching the ground to the toe leaving it.
New Shoes Bothering You?
How often do new shoes irritate a little, sometimes it seems like ages before they feel comfortable. These shoes offer to alleviate this problem with their Asymmetrical lacing design which is slightly off center and will fit to the shape of your foot accurately thus reducing any possibility of irritation.
Taking All That Impact
A huge part of a running shoe is taking all the repetitive impact especially on hard road surfaces. With a rear and front foot cushioning system to dissipate all that shock and allow varied movement these shoes have it covered.
Made To Measure
To once again help with an overall feeling of comfort the ASICS GEL-Tech Walker Neo have a Personal Heal Fit which consists of 2 layers of foam that actually remembers the shape of your foot. This lines the collar and will mold to your foot.
What Others Are Saying About The ASICS GEL-Tech Walker Neo
The GEL-Tech Walker Neo are a top rated shoe according to consumer reports on the net with an average of 4.5 out of 5 on Amazon. Here are a few comments:
- “By far the best walkers I have ever purchased”
- “I first tried them on and they felt like they had already been broken in for me”
- “They are the most comfortable Asics yet”
- “An excellent pair of walking shoes”
- “Love ‘Em!”
I struggled to find any complaints on consumer sites for these shoes. I did find one reviewer that claimed they had given her blisters the first few times she wore them. This however went against the general consensus that they were comfortable right out the box.
Keep on Walking
These seem to be a real favorite amongst walkers with virtually no complaints out there. They are comfortable, durable and offer good stability. A real winner!