I have been an Asics fan ever since I blew out both feet to plantar fasciitis and was introduced to the 2140. Ever since the 2140 dissapeared I was not entirely happy with the 2150 or 2160 due to excessive heel slippage and lacing system putting too much presure on my instep atempting to compensate for the slippage. I have been waiting for Asics to correct these issues for years now and they have done a vey good job with the 2170. The tongue is more padded. The PHF padding is thicker creating a nice heel atmosphere and lacing system does not cause the tongue to dig in to the side of my foot. I have heard about the 10 mm heel drop but dont notice the difference. Dont be sucked into stocking up on the 2160. Go out and try this bad boy on. I was sold in 5 minutes when it usually took me 2 hours of indecision, driving the salesmen crazy and lots of hesitation due to Asics past mistakes. I still miss the 2140 but after 3 models later Asics has finally returned the same feel and made it even better! Good job Asics!!
Feels true to size
Feels true to width
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend