The idea of finding the ideal pair of shoes and comparing shoes is a conflicting matter. To add to the mix and confusion, we have all these technical medical terms like high vs. low arch support, different feet type-whats better for the feet? "low volume or high volume foot"...wtf?? http://www.superfeet.com/foot-health/FHI38.aspx
Feet that are generally very flat, or have a very low arch may be categorized as a pronated, or over-pronated foot. Generally, feet with very high arches and a more stable foot, would be categorized as a supinated foot. There are exceptions to these situations, some flat feet that are very stable and then there are some high-arched feet that can be very unstable.
CClaude wrote: Not knowing if you have a low volume or high volume foot makes it hard for anyone to make a suggestion.
Heres a description of the Asics 2160 trail runners:
Lightweight, flexible synthetic textile and polyester mesh uppers offer maximum breathability and comfort; memory foam-lined collars mold to each foot for amazing comfort
Wicking polyester linings move excess moisture away from feet and dry fast
Footbeds are designed to supply additional cushioning and manage moisture for a cool, dry and comfortable shoe environment
Dual-density Solyte® 55 lasting uses proprietary polymer material in heel and forefoot to enhance cushioning
Proprietary Solyte midsoles are also exceptionally lightweight with excellent rebound for easy running
Forefoot and hindfoot GEL® silicone-based cushioning inserts absorb excess shock in all directions for great stability
Impact Guidance System (IGS®) helps slow pronation for an optimal gait and natural foot movement from heel strike through toe-off
Dual-density midsole posting improves stability and support
In addition, midfoot stability system creates a pocket between midsole supports, enhancing shock absorption and controlling midsole deformation for efficiency
Aggressively lugged blown rubber outsoles have abrasion-resistant material in the heels and forefoot material that cushions and increases traction and feel
Vertical flex groove in outsoles follows the line of progression throughout the gait cycle to enhance gait efficiency
3M Scotchlite™ reflective accents enhance visibility in low light
ASICS GT-2160 women's trail-running shoes proudly carry the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Associationto say that I am little conflicted and confused is an understatement
Also, Moapa dude, the whole point of my response is that I don't appreciate being scrutinized and frankly, I don't need to explain myself to anyone or adhere to someones standards of logic and consistency.