I was previously wearing the Mizuno Wave Inspire, which was good but I had to wear orthotics with it due to ball of foot pain. I switched last August to the Brooks Adrenaline 13, size 7.5 men's. It was also good and no more orthotics. But it lasted only 250 miles for me (I was getting 300 from the Mizuno), and I bought another pair of the Adrenalines back in March.
But, apparently, the running shop here is behind the times and I wound up with the Adrenaline 12 in a size 8 men's...the size was a mistake, probably due to my very poor accent (I am in France) but has turned out to be great and actually fits really well for me. I like the 12s much, much better than the 13s. They feel better on my feet. Not sure how to explain how they feel better, but my feet have been thanking me.
Just last week though, while back in the US, I wanted to get another pair of shoes for when my 12s need to be replaces, because it is a lot cheaper to buy in the US than in France. But when I asked for the size 8 in the 13s...they were too big! I even double checked my 12s to verify the size. And the 13s did not feel as good to my feet, beyond the size issue.
Is it just me or has any one else noticed a difference between the 12s and 13s, in terms of both size and feel/performance?
I was able to exchange the 13s but none of the stores had the 12s available any more or the 13s in a 7.5 and I could not wait to have them ordered. Could not even get the Mizuno in my size. So I wound up with an Asics of some sort, which is a new shoe for me.
Unless the Asics works out well I'm pretty bummed that I found a shoe I love and can't get it anymore. I'm just not feeling the love for the Adrenaline 13s that I feel for the 12s.
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