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Hi all, thinking of buying some Asics Stratus and wondered if anyone had got any, I am worried that they may not be hardwearing enough as they are so soft, I run mainly on tarmac and they look really comfy, any opinions good or bad gratefully received. Thanks in advance
 

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Your best bet would certainly be to try them on before buying them - I've tried on some pretty uncomfortable shoes that 'look' nice and comfy!

In terms of how hard wearing they are? No idea I'm afraid :embarrassed:
 

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Sorry

Sorry I didnt make myself clear, I have tried them on and they are ultra comfy and neutral as I am, I was just wondering about the wear of them really, I would never buy a trainer on opinion alone, I always always have my gait tested before I buy
 

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I would still really like to know how they wear on tarmac though, if anyone else can help??:confused:
 

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Its a hard one to quantify really. The softness won't have a lot to do with the wear rate. That will depend on the material used on the parts that contact with the ground and how many miles a week you do.

In my case I am carrying an extra 3 stone so am quite hard on my shoes. At the end of the day I would try them. Once they wear out you can decide if the wear versus comfort means it is worth buying another pair.
 

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Good point I am not doing too much at the moment as I am struggling with an ankle injury which I am seeing sports doc for but normally I do about 50 mins 3 times a week, but I do think they seem really comfy, if they wear out too quick I will have to get something else
 

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Hi Helen , It's an asics shoe so should be pretty good on the tarmac. It depends what your expectations of hardwearing are .

Have you asked in the shop where you bought them if anybody else has had durability issues ?

Have you in the past ?

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Good luck!
 
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