Shoe Review – Asics Gel-Stratus 2.1

This is a great shoe for the narrow foot. However, if you wear this shoe, you will want to pay particular attention to forefoot wear. BT came in today with this pair which were only 6 weeks old. When placed on a flat table, the heel counter is no longer upright, tilting to the outside, indicating excessive wear.

stratus_posterior

Looking at the forefoot sole on the bottom, excessive wear is also evident. This causes the shoe to pronate causing metatarsalgia (forefoot pain) and in this case worsening plantar fasciitis.

stratus_forefoot

Surprisingly the rearfoot outsole wear is unaffected and is evenly worn.

stratus_plantar

In this case, the worn shoe can cause foot pain and problems so carefully evaluate your shoes monthly for excessive wear.

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