Looking for New Shoes

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by GPhillips, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. GPhillips

    GPhillips New User

    Aug 31, 2006
    I am looking for a new pair of tennis shoes. I have some knee problems, so I'm looking for a shoe that has some good cushioning. I have always worn Nike in the past but I have had some NB and Asics running shoes and really liked them. Anyone have any experience, good or bad with either New Balance or Asics? Which models would you recommend?


  2. squints

    squints Rookie

    Aug 15, 2006
    San Jose, Ca
    I think NB is a very good shoe company in general. I haven't personally tried any of the NB or Asics tennis shoes. I don't really like asics and think some of their shoes in general to be a littl acking on the cushioning (for walking shoes.)

    I have heard very good things about the adidas A3 accelerator comfort wise. I have also tried the Nike Breathe Free 2's and Adidas Barricade 3's and found those to be fairly comfortable. the Barricades needed some break in time though, i found them somewhat painful at first but after they were broken in they were quite nice.

    I would defintely give the A3 a look though.
  3. nyc

    nyc Hall of Fame

    Jun 3, 2006
    I have the NB 780's Nike BF II's and Ascis Enqvists.
    The Enqvists are the most comfortable and stable by far.
  4. Urza187

    Urza187 New User

    May 25, 2006
    Well, since you are looking for cushioning I find the Barricade 4's to be pretty good. I recently bought a pair half a year ago and honestly I don't like them. I had a pair of Barricade 2's before that. The B4's in my experience are heavy, but they are definitely very comfortable and the look of them are great. The B2's I compare to a running shoe, and are definitely my top pick of tennis shoes(although they aren't the greatest in cushioning).

    Definitely BREAK THEM IN FIRST! I suffered early symptoms of shin splints when I was using my B4's. I even thought I broke them in by walking around daily with them for about 2 weeks but it wasn't good enough:(

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