Okay, so what I’m going to talk about today is a wear test that I did on this Glide Ride 2, an Asics shoe. As you can see, it’s got quite an accentuated rocker in through the forefoot. It’s probably one of the more aggressive forefoot rockers that I have run in or used.
I’m not in the situation that I do a lot of running at the moment because of some problems with my knees. But I have been able to do some 40 minute runs in this shoe. It was very easy to get used to, to run in straight away. The main issue was that Billy the Labrador took one of the shoes, and it took me a week or so to find it. So I’m a bit slower doing the review. But generally it’s a really comfortable shoe, what I did notice about it is that it has quite a quite a high stack portion and you’ll notice that the midsole down in through here is slightly cut in.
So my concern was that that would reduce the amount of stability within the shoe. However, that doesn’t seem to have been a real issue for it from what I could feel. I did retain the orthotics that I use, because I’ve had some patellofemoral pain in the past and I find I tend to do better with an orthotic. So I think you know, a really nice shoe. I think it’s always good to be able to try these on for yourself.
I think clinically it’s a great shoe to help us see if we can offload some of the forefoot pathology, plantar plate issues or metatarsal type issues. It should allow even in a walking situation to transfer through that forefoot part of the gait cycle a lot quicker and a lot more efficient. So yeah, I was pretty happy with it. And that is the EVO Ride.