As new shoes start to slip into the store my curiosity has lead me to do some research on the changes that have been made. Many shoes are lighter weight and boast of softer cushioning and a smoother ride. New technologies are being offered by every brand, making it a very exciting time to replace those old kicks. I have summarized my findings below and offer my opinions on several key updates. I hope this will help you learn a little more about changes made to your "go-to" shoe. If you like what you see drop by the shop and take our newest additions out for a spin.
Kayano 17 - Premium Structure and Cushion for Over Pronators.
Gel 2160 - Cushioning and Moderate Structure for Moderate Over-Pronation.
The stable, cushioned ride offers the same exceptional fit we have come to expect of the 21 series along with the a reduction in weight and the addition of a full length "Guidance Line." The Guidance Line positions the foot to direct motion and eliminated wasted energy to improve efficiency and increase responsiveness from heel-strike to toe-off. A memory-foam "Personal Heel Fit" increase comfort and improves fit by maintaining contact between the foot and the shoe while the Solyte midsole material creates to reduction in weight while maintining the shoes soft, comfy feel.
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