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Old 02-05-2013, 01:10 PM   #21
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Atlanta GA
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Originally Posted by parasailing View Post
No you are not. My previous pairs of shoes had 6 month warranties so I ended up purchasing a pair of shoes with the second pair covered by the warranty replacement. With the Vapor 9s, it's now 4x the cost so it is a significant expense for sure. There isn't any shoe out there that is comparable in terms of comfort, support, and speed.

The Asic Speed Solutions come close and base on my usage, lasts probably about 5 months compared to 3 months for the Vapors.
The Solutions' 5 months durability is a little better, but not enough for me from a practicality standpoint. I also heard the Speed Solutions have an issue with their traction.

Looks like I'll either go with the Asics Gel Resoultion 4 (a good mix of durability, stability, and comfort) or the Prince T22 (great durability at the expense of comfort and weight). It will come down to which shoe fits my foot better, although the GR4 comes out ahead on cost effectiveness already since both shoes are the same price now.
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