A few months into my new found pastime of jogging, my old tennis shoes were wearing out. So, I set out to find a new pair of high quality running shoes. The only problem I had was, I need 4E or wider for my big feet.
Asking around, I heard of a brand of running shoes named ASICS. Apparently this is an acronym for the phrase, “anima sana in corpore sano,” which is Latin for, “a sound mind in a sound body.”
As is the new norm, none of my local stores carried wide shoes in my size and style, so off to Amazon I went. Happily I found a few ASICS models in my size in stock.
If you know me you won’t be surprised to find that the exact ASICS model I decided upon was chosen not so much on price or features, because it was the model in my size that was also available in all black 🙂 On the practical side, it was also in the middle of the price range for a good pair of running shoes, and I thought it better not buy the “top of the line” model first time out.
Since purchasing my new ASICS Gel-180's I've run over 40 (treadmill) 5K’s in them and give the a total thumbs up. They are very comfortable, soft and just feel great when I run.
I know personally it can be a little apprehensive to change your shoe brand name, especially when you consider the cost of a good pair of running shoes. But, if you’re anything like me you'll love these ASICS Gel-180s.
By Shawn M Tierney