wel havn't trialed a pair yet i hear the grip ,even thought it looks quite smooth, is actually really good 4/5 shock resisitance is quite good aswell i hear 3/5 i hear they dont last very long though which is a problem if they cost 60,70 quid each time you buy them 2/5 personally i like the way they look lots of diffrent colour 4/5
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Ha ha! I'm not Dean but I answer anyway! Basically... He likes to write stuff whether or not he has an informed opinion. I, on the other hand, have been in possession of both Ariakes and Inov-8s, haven't thus far felt obliged to tell you guys how great my shoes are.
(They're both good shoes, by the way. Flawed in their own way, but pretty good. The Ariakes lose grip by sticking to all the dust and grime you pick up, so you need to wipe them off occasionally. The grip on the Inov-8s is a little disappointing, requiring time to wear in, and it seems to be slowly separating from the shoe after only 3 months. They're both good for transferring forces from heel to toe, but work rather differently in terms of flexibility and allowance for pronation and flexion, so I'd recommend having a look at a pair before you buy if you can.)
Will Jon Smiley ever get his head around the concept of Question ⇒ Answer.