I just had my first serious run in my GT2080s after buying them last month.
Bassically I have neutral pronation and the Kayanos just didn't feel right (far too much pressure on my arch) and the GT2080 was easily the best fitting pair of Asics.
On the run my left foot, on the very most outer part of my arch was getting sore and almost developed a blister. I've never had blisters from running before.
It's because with my very cheap pair of Adidas Ozweegos it is designed to only apply pressure to the parts of the foot that are meant to have pressure, namely it doesn't support the arch.
With these GT2080s the sole of the shoe comes up to meet the arch of the foot to provide some support I guess. And this part only connects with the side of my arch and just rubs. My right foot is slightly smaller so it was fine apart from a slight ache on my arch from the contact that was being made.
The ride in them however compared to my cheapo Adidas feels more jarring but the actual running feels easy. The guidance system or whatever it is really works. From foot strike to toe off it all feels natural while with my Adidas I almost have to make a concious effort on how I want my foot to strike and push off. In the Asics it felt like I could do no wrong.
I'll have a few more runs and get back on this with a more final review and my conclusion to go back to Adidas or stick with expensive Asics.
PS. Picked up the Ozweego's for $85 over a year or so back and they've lasted me until a few months ago. Great buy and none of it looks worn out, just the shock absorbancy has gone and it's telling on my knees.
I picked up the GT2080s from Leo Russell's. I went Asics this time around because of runners advice and because none of the expensive Adidas fit me properly. And most p***ks are selling Adidas Response at over $140!!! And I can't find Ozweegos anywhere.
I also couldn't find Adidas Supernova Cushion. And the guy at Leo Russell's said I'd be wasting my time trying the Asics Gel Nimbus because I don't have high arches so I trusted him because he was one serious runner. The guy at ath.foot on the fitprint thing said I had neutral pronation and from what I can gather I'd agree (wet footprint thing, plus what I feel when I run/walk).
Also, I think I saw it but I'm not sure, are there shoes that are pretty much the equivelant of running barefoot? Just protection bassically?
Although I really should be training in shoes since I do want to do some road events. (I do all my training on an athletics track)