I'm looking to switch shoes... I was a devoted fan of the asics DS trainers--the 10s and the 11s. The 12s were terrible. But everyone said the 13s were an improvement, so I tried them, and I have to say, I'm not crazy about them. They feel too boxy and stiff, and the toes seem much narrower while the midfoot/arch is too wide.
I'm 5'9.5", 137...so neither big nor small. Have bad knees (left knee, in particular), and very high arches.
What I'm looking for:
Lightweight (about 9 oz or less)
Neutral/performance to mild stability
I have smallish feet--street shoe size is 7-7.5; running shoe is 7.5-8... but my feet are square, so I need something that fits my wider forefoot, but doesn't slip off my heel.
Good for running sockless (the 13s are TERRIBLE for it.)
I have tried and tried New Balance with no success--I find them to be like running with planks strapped to my feet. I also can't get a Pearl Izumi to fit. I'm sort of "between" two sizes.
So...anyone have any suggestions?
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