The North Face Double Track GTX
My old Asics 2150 served me well but after a couple of marathons I needed a new pair. I was worried about having too much padding with the new model as I am interested in the "run barefoot" movement but a knee injury prevented me to pursue on this path at least for now. I got the new 2170 and went for a 5miler test run. It was an amazing pain free run, which had not happened in quite a while. These shoes are light, very comfortable (no blisters, miracle!!) the padding may prevent me to feel the pain on my knee and I run 5min faster that usual. I was bouncing off the ground with delight and landed really smoothly!! Plus then changed the shoe lace, compared to the old model and this lace are much better, I never had to tight them again, a thing that was happening quite often with the old kind! I have to say that the color is also a killer!! Ok! It is just a minor detail but definitely the icing on the cake!!
In summary: this shoes are better than the old model and they made me change my mind about the padding that I was trying to get away from!! My IT band and my knee are thanking me for buying these shoes!!!