Buster Bluth
Stability Shoes.. Nike vs Asics 8/18/2013 4:39PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
If I am wearing custom orthotics, does it matter which shoe (Nike Structure vs Asics GT) I wear as long as it is a stability shoe? The orthotics are new and I have only worn them with asics.
*stipe
RE: Stability Shoes.. Nike vs Asics 8/18/2013 6:31PM - in reply to Buster Bluth Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It most certainly does not matter which brand you wear. But it does matter which shoe fits most comfortably together with your orthotic. Incidentally, I prefer neutral shoes with orthotics.
fwiw
RE: Stability Shoes.. Nike vs Asics 8/18/2013 6:43PM - in reply to Buster Bluth Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Assuming your New Balance friendly doctor recommended orthotics WITH a stability shoe and now you want Nike or Asics.

So I will say this. Though the structure triax is classified as a stability shoe, I am willing to bet that the Asics Cumulus (their neutral shoe) is nearly as stable as the structure. Nike shoes have a lot of blown rubber in their shoes and it causes them to break down 50 - 100 miles sooner for some people.

I'd vote Asics 2000 series for stability. Also, the general width and depth of the Asics shoes make them more orthotic friendly. To echo the previous poster's suggestion, stability in the Asics shoe might be sufficient by itself. Save the orthotics for your dress shoes and such.
Buster Bluth
RE: Stability Shoes.. Nike vs Asics 8/18/2013 9:26PM - in reply to fwiw Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Thank you for your help. My only concern is a possible re-injury as a result of switching from the shoe that I normally wear. Nike is what my school provides. What i was thinking is that because i have the orthotics, does anything else matter (besides comfort) as long as i stay in the support category