Mizuno Wave exceed your 4 vs ASICS solution speed ff 2 vs Nike zoom Vapor pro

David21

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Hi, I have been using ASICS solution speed ff 2 for a while now and it is needing replacement. I was about to buy another pair but thought to look at alternative. What is the difference between the Nike pro, Mizuno and the ASICS as they are all lightweight shoes. And if there is a clear winner out of the 3.
 
The solution speed FF 2 is closer to the Mizuno as it sits up a little higher in the heel. The Speed has a narrower toe box and is slightly lighter & faster feeling. But overall, i think the speed and the exceed tour feel very similar.

The vapor Pro fits different. It's standout feature is it's low to the ground, stable feeling. The asymmetrical lacing takes some time getting used to but i feel very locked in with no heel slippage in the vapor pro. Of the three, the vapor pro has the least amount of "cushion" but i think it is the fastest, best performing shoe of these while playing. But i generally prefer lower to the ground shoes.
Durability wise, i would rank them 1. speed 2. mizuno 3. vapor pro

I manage a store and our most popular shoe has been the Mizuno because the fit is a little more universal and it has a ton of step-in cushion. no break in period. And for a while, it had a 30 day comfort guarantee. Can't go wrong here though.
 

JGads

G.O.A.T.
The solution speed FF 2 is closer to the Mizuno as it sits up a little higher in the heel. The Speed has a narrower toe box and is slightly lighter & faster feeling. But overall, i think the speed and the exceed tour feel very similar.

The vapor Pro fits different. It's standout feature is it's low to the ground, stable feeling. The asymmetrical lacing takes some time getting used to but i feel very locked in with no heel slippage in the vapor pro. Of the three, the vapor pro has the least amount of "cushion" but i think it is the fastest, best performing shoe of these while playing. But i generally prefer lower to the ground shoes.
Durability wise, i would rank them 1. speed 2. mizuno 3. vapor pro

I manage a store and our most popular shoe has been the Mizuno because the fit is a little more universal and it has a ton of step-in cushion. no break in period. And for a while, it had a 30 day comfort guarantee. Can't go wrong here though.

Super description. I have both the Speeds and the Mizunos and they are very similar indeed, with the Mizunos a little better fitting for the wider foot yet the Speeds are a tad more stable between the two. They're both pretty great for what they are. No chance of me wearing the Vapors due to lack of cushioning, my knees just need more. That's very interesting that the Mizunos are the best selling shoe at your shop - figured the lack of brand popularity on that one would hurt it. I just wish they were a tad more stable, and maybe not so much pitched forward from back to front. Seems the heel-to-toe drop is pretty extreme given the cushioned heel. But the comfort and energy return from them is excellent. Can't fault Mizuno on this shoe, it's quite good.
 
Super description. I have both the Speeds and the Mizunos and they are very similar indeed, with the Mizunos a little better fitting for the wider foot yet the Speeds are a tad more stable between the two. They're both pretty great for what they are. No chance of me wearing the Vapors due to lack of cushioning, my knees just need more. That's very interesting that the Mizunos are the best selling shoe at your shop - figured the lack of brand popularity on that one would hurt it. I just wish they were a tad more stable, and maybe not so much pitched forward from back to front. Seems the heel-to-toe drop is pretty extreme given the cushioned heel. But the comfort and energy return from them is excellent. Can't fault Mizuno on this shoe, it's quite good.

The 30 day comfort guarantee definitely helps. People know the Mizuno brand as many people have worn their running shoes. And after trying them on and feeling the cushioning, people go for it. I hope they don't change anything with that shoe. Its such a "right down the fairway" option.
 

JGads

G.O.A.T.
The 30 day comfort guarantee definitely helps. People know the Mizuno brand as many people have worn their running shoes. And after trying them on and feeling the cushioning, people go for it. I hope they don't change anything with that shoe. Its such a "right down the fairway" option.

Difficult to imagine they would as this one seems to have been so popular. One look at the reviews on any site and its just overwhelmingly positive. Before their shoes had fit problems for many, including myself.
 
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