> I had no idea that the opinion of Nike was so very low in here -
> obviously my review angered a few runners, and for that, I apologize.
Don't apologize. Yes there are some very vocal people that just love
to pipe up and *** about Nike. If Nike has single problem it is
they make a narrow shoe and many can not wear them. There is NO,
repeat NO data that suggests a Nike shoe is any worse than any other
brand. Some will goes as far to suggest their shoes cause injuries -
this is crock of shit. There are many people that confidently and
consistently use Nike shoes. They simply grow tired of those vocal
few and there pissing contest and prefer to avoid the flack.
As you read more of this group you will soon discover the reasonable
people from the trolls and those with an agenda.
If you find a Nike model that fits your foot and allows you to run
without a problem then buy a dozen pairs and enjoy your running.
> Pegasus worked damn well for me, my style of running, and my build,
> but I'm definitely open to suggestions!
If the Pegasus worked for you and they are still made then continue
to use them. Don't change because a few Nike haters run off at the
> Is the Gel more succeptible to breaking?
Personally I have been wearing the Asics 20nn since the 2000 model
a bunch of years ago probably 40-60 pairs and have never had a
problem with the gel. Models with air have had problems because
unlike the gel, the air is exposed and can be punctured and some
earlier design let them leak.
> Regardless, I've heard nothing but good things about Ascics, and will
> definitely give them a shot.
I'm not anti Nike but I am pro Ascis because they work for me. FWIW,
they are also a very popular brand with the 20nn leading the pack.
> Are their shoes friendly towards a wider foot?
Yes, almost all their models come in extra widths though EE.
"the further you go outside, the further you go inside" - B. McKibben