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Feels true to width
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Very comfortable
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Big downgrade from the Racer ST

Before the Racer ST was discontinued I ran in that shoe for 10+ years. As many on here have said, that was a phenomenal shoe and the Asteria does not improve on any of its qualities except weight. It is less durable, less comfortable, more expensive and offers less stability than its predecessor only to save an ounce or two. I ran competitively in college and the ST Racer could handle…

Before the Racer ST was discontinued I ran in that shoe for 10+ years. As many on here have said, that was a phenomenal shoe and the Asteria does not improve on any of its qualities except weight. It is less durable, less comfortable, more expensive and offers less stability than its predecessor only to save an ounce or two. I ran competitively in college and the ST Racer could handle everything from 20 mile long runs to 400m repeats on the track. I will say that the Asteria is just as good at "going fast" for shorter, faster work, It definitely does not feel as good as the ST did on longer runs. Being a more recreational runner these days, I would trade that ounce of weight saving for the much more comfortable and stable ST Racer. If we pretend the Racer ST never existed, this is a Pretty Good shoe. Unfortunately since it is supposed to be a direct replacement for an older shoe, it has to be compared to the previous version. Read More
Denver, CO
Sizing Feels true to size
Width Feels true to width

Great speed shoe

I used this shoe almost every day for track workouts. I did try it for roadrunning and my feet quickly started to hurt so make sure and just use it for track or trail running. They are great for practicing for races as they are light but still comfy.

Seattle, WA
Sizing Feels true to size
Width Feels true to width

Fast and Light

I always liked the Nike Free Runs before I discovered these. I never wore brooks because they always felt to bulky, but these are not the typical brooks shoe. I highly recommend if you like the very light free feeling. I am on my second pair and will continue to buy these.

Nashville, TN
Sizing Feels half size too big
Width Feels true to width

Not as comfortable as I expected

definitely not my favorite shoes

Baltimore
Sizing Feels true to size
Width Feels too narrow

Smooth Running

Coming to Asterias from the PureCadence. Very smooth riding shoes. A little narrow in the mid foot for me, but the upper allows stretch. The toe box is generous enough for good splay. After taking these on a few longer training runs, I've decided to use these for the first marathon of 2018. Would recommend these to runners looking for something a little lighter than the Adrenalines, who…

Coming to Asterias from the PureCadence. Very smooth riding shoes. A little narrow in the mid foot for me, but the upper allows stretch. The toe box is generous enough for good splay. After taking these on a few longer training runs, I've decided to use these for the first marathon of 2018. Would recommend these to runners looking for something a little lighter than the Adrenalines, who don't require a lot of support/stability. Read More
Southern CA
Sizing Feels true to size