help with shoes..just tried 1.3?

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  1. markwillplay

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    they seem to be a little too flat for my liking...not much arch support. I have been wearing the prince T22's and thought I would move over to Nike. I have had hip surgery now and shoes are making a bigger difference to me. The princes have good cushioning and good arch support I think but are maybe a little unstable. they are my "default" shoe of choice becasue they fit well right out of the box. I am looking for a shoe with that same cushioning and arch support but maybe more stable if that makes sense. I had a parif of the breathe free's and loved them but they were also just a tad flat. Any ideas?
     
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  2. bad_call

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    have u tried the 2.3's?
     
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  3. markwillplay

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    no but I don't want to spend 120.oo for a shoe. I thought that the 1.3's felt like they were flat on the bottom if that makes sense. The princes sort of roll forward better. I see where the princes have below arch so maybe it is just the way they hit the ground that makes them more comfy. I used to have the head prestige pro shoes and liked them actually but found that they weren't as durable as I thought they would be. I just need a shoe that feels good heal to toe walking. I need cushioning. I was looking at the asics shoes and wondered about those. Seems like I tried an addidas barricade that I liked at the store but could not get the size to fit just right. I guess I need to try a bunch on but some of these are hard to find in my area. The prince shoe does fit well right off the bat...just was looking for something a little more stable (side to side). I wear a size 10.5 in the prince and the breathe free..10 in the balistic.
     
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  4. bad_call

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    had same experience with the 1.3. also a Prince wearer...tends to fit and comfy. can't offer much advice here since my "shoe adventures" are similar to yours.
     
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  5. markwillplay

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    I do find that the princes get a little sloppy feeling though and not as stable. I wonder about the addidas barricade II's. Seems like I tried someon and they felt stiffer but like they had good cushioning and arch support. Also looking at the asics shoes...wish there was a store that had them all...oh well, trial and error.
     
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  6. Chezbeeno

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    you might want to try the Breathe Free 2K10's, I think they have the same arch support as the vapor 6 (which has good arch support) but with the the upper of the breathe free 2's, they're also a bit cheaper than other new shoes
     
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    I used to wear prince MV4 before I got CB's. The CB does feel flat on the bottom. I think this is to help keep your foot stable. Prince shoes have excellent durability though.
     
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  8. chinobambino

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    If you have issues with arch support, do yourself a favor and get custom insole or orthotic! Everybody's volume under the arch is different, and this is one of the easiest ways to wear any brand's shoe once you get dialed in with your own orthotic. Pros live and die by this as they switch to new shoes during the season. As a runner, as i broke in a new pair, I would switch over the old insole and that would greatly help with comfort and familiarity with the feel.

    That way, you won't be limited to brands because they have high or low arch support. You will be able to choose based on other factors like preferred cushioning, looks, tech etc... I used to use Superfeet until I splurged about $100 and got a custom sports insole made for me by local company and just transfer it between my tennis and basketball shoes.

    FWIW, although the 1.3 is flat on the outside, people tend to associate that with being flat under the arch as well. That's not necessarily true, although because the outsole is flat on the outside, you will actually get less collapse under your arch, compared to a shoe that has it material cut away on the outside (which could collapse and flatten out if the arch support isn't strong enough).
     
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  9. markwillplay

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    thanks for the info. I may try the breathe free's and I understand about the custom insole. The heel cushioning is probably most important right now. I just felt like when I walked with the CB's that they really were "boom...boom" heal toe. I actually hit some tonight with my breathe free II's and they felt great. I will look into the new model.
     
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  10. Team China

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    I also agree with the custom insole idea. Just pick up some decent insoles with arch support with cushion if that is the only thing that is bothering you. If that doesn't work out then move on to another shoe.

    The insoles that most companies use for their shoes are junk so it is best to purchase your own to save yourself some pain. It may also help improve certain shoes and perhaps durability.
     
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  11. markwillplay

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    OK, bought a pair of the new 2.3's (the black ones). I loved the orange and white ones but went moe conservative. They fit like the 1.3's but felt better for some reason..not sure why. Anyway, We'll see how it goes. I tried on a bunch of different nike and addidas models as well as some others. I did not get to try the Asics and I bet they are nice but these 2.3's seemed comfy. I will hit with them tomorrow and see how it goes.
     
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  12. bad_call

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    coughed up the 120?
     
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  13. markwillplay

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    yea, I did...I am just wearing them on the carpet...I am wondering if I got a size too small actually. I went down a size like the 1.3's and they do feel a little snug compared to my old breathe free's. I saw where TW did not recommend getting a half size smaller in these but they seemed to fit just like the 1.3's to me in the store. I think I will walk around the house with them tonight and then see. I may need 10.5's instead of 10's but the 10.5's felt long to me. I wonder how much these will open up? Damn sure don't want to throw away 120!!!!
     
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