I feel the same about Asics. My first pair ever was quite the eye opening experience. The Gel, combined with the lightweight synthetic materials, it's like slipping a cloud on your feet. Well, my feet. My ankle isnt bolted together (yet).Skechers Go Walk. Only thing that provides the cushion my bolted together ankle and leg need to maintain any mobility without insane pain. I accept no substitutes as there aren't any.