I've been a Nike lover ever since.. forever.. and I still love Nike, but it was time for a change.
I've gone through 4 generations of the Nike Equalons. They're a very good stability + shoe but my last pair of Equalons just didn't do it for me anymore. My plantar fasciitis would always be acting up with my Equalons. My feet would feel numb around mile 2-3, and then it would go away.
Some reason I felt that going to a softer shoe would feel better. So I started training in my Nike Lunars. Yes, the soft soles felt great, but the lack of support really make ankle unhappy.
I brought up these concerns at my local RoadRunner Sports store, and the guy recommended me the Asics 2160.
Immediately the shoe felt great on my ankle, so I bought them. The thing I love most about Road Runner Sports is that you can try out the shoe for 90 days, and if the shoe isn't right, you and exchange it for another. Its the perfect way to find your perfect shoe!
I've been on two 5 milers with the Asics and so far so good. My feet haven't felt numb, and my plantar feels great.
After these shoes get more broken in, I'm excited to see how a long run will feel.