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Old 10-02-2012, 05:49 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by mmk View Post
Prince Viper mids.
These are a possibility, but I found the viper VIs weren't as wide as the previous model despite claiming to be on the same last. The mid will give you feedback that your ankle is rolling over, but at the expense of more weight on an already heavy shoe.

The NFS last seems to be a good idea, but the Viper VI is a heavy and stiff shoe. I didn't find it wider than normal and because it was so stiff, it took a long break-in period to soften up enough to not crush my toes or kill my feet. It is fairly comfortable now that it is broken in.

I wish Prince would use the NFS last on a performance shoe, but years ago when they were answering questions on this board, they stated they had no intention of using it in a performance shoe. Apparently, the market for the straighter last tends to be players who value durability far more than performance.
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