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post #127 of 133

Erik,

 

Have you run in the True Sensei?  I have been looking for lower profile shoes to workout in.  Can't run anymore but do elliptical, etc.  Also, is the coupon still available?

post #128 of 133
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Originally Posted by Beachcomber View Post

Tristan is this in reference to the True Sensi shoe?  I'm guessing they could feel like they run smaller given the toe box isn't as wide as the typical TRUE shoe?  They look more like a standard running shoe from Asics or New Balance?  They do look interesting, so if possible, please share with us what you think in a review.

 

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Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post

 

Have you run in the True Sensei?  I have been looking for lower profile shoes to workout in.  Can't run anymore but do elliptical, etc.  Also, is the coupon still available?

 

Coupon's still available in the private forum yes.

 

I think the sizing is almost exactly the same as the Tours (from 2011 or 2012). I wear a 10.5 in Tours and Stealths and a 10 in the PHX model (which seems a tad bigger). I have a pair of the Sensei in 10.5 and they fit great. The toe box IS a bit smaller but you don't want a bunch of room in a running shoe because if you have fabric there, movement = rubbing = blisters at a MUCH higher frequency than when walking.

 

I've run a few miles in my Sensei and so far it's great. I have 4mm heel drop shoes for my other running - Brooks PureConnect and PureFlow and the Saucony Kinvara 2 - and these shoes feel great. They're surprisingly lightweight as well, which is great, but still provide more cushioning than you'll be used to from the Tours or Stealths. The neck is the super comfortable with the memory foam and if the shoes weren't white like they are, I'd consider wearing them for ALL of my running.

 

Except for the lack of a rock plate, they might even make for pretty good trail running shoes because the grip on them is outstanding. Might have to pick up a pair of the black ones for that. Oh and I was surprised at how well my feet could breathe while still staying pretty warm (I run with Injinji toe socks and it's been 30° or so a few times when I've run lately).

 

I have some pictures of mine but they look just like the promo shots, so they won't really show anything. I plan to add a product review later.

 

I've worn my TRUE shoes 95% of the time I have shoes on for the past two years (no kidding) and these shoes are an awesome addition. They're not only more "sneaker-like" but they go a bit better with jeans than the Tours or Stealths. The PHX are second in that "wear around town" feel at this point - a bit higher end looking (no mesh, more leather).

post #129 of 133

Beach,

 

I had emailed TRUE right before the release of the sensei to ask about sizing because I have both the tours and stealths (both 2011 models) in 10.5 and they fit perfect, but I've tried on the phx in the store and 10 fits me better in those.

 

This was their response to me.

 

 

 

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Hi Tristan,

Thank you for your email and interest! We are stoked for the launch of the TRUE sensei and are excited to hear your feedback. With respect to sizing, the TRUE sensei do run more similar with the rest of our 2012 line (which runs a half size bigger than the 2011 line), so we would suggest a size 10. If you find that they don't provide quite enough room, you can always utilize the free exchange, but from our experience, they run more similar to the phx in sizing.

Please let us know if you have any other questions Tristan and we hope you dig the new TRUE sensei!

Kind regards,

Marie

 

So far I've found that to be right on. The 10s fit really well, maybe a tiny bit smaller than the 10.5 tours and stealths I already have but not by much.

post #130 of 133

Just ordered the Sensei.

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Originally Posted by tristanhilton85 View Post

Beach,

 

I had emailed TRUE right before the release of the sensei to ask about sizing because I have both the tours and stealths (both 2011 models) in 10.5 and they fit perfect, but I've tried on the phx in the store and 10 fits me better in those.

 

This was their response to me.

 

 

 

 

So far I've found that to be right on. The 10s fit really well, maybe a tiny bit smaller than the 10.5 tours and stealths I already have but not by much.

Thanks for the note.  Sounds good.  

post #132 of 133

Just bought myself two pairs of True Linkswear shoes. Both are phx, one is black, the other is a mahogany (not really a brown). They were $20 off, and an additional 20% off. So two pair for $55 dollars!!!!

 

I love that they are a bit wider, so I can go with my standard size 10, instead of going up to a 10.5. They fit great, and they are comfy. I was shocked in the feel of the zero drop shoe. My heel was slamming down the first few times I took steps with them. Who knew millimeters could make that big of a difference in walking. 

 

Very few times do I find a shoe that feels like this one. I will be wearing these everywhere. 

post #133 of 133
Not trying to beat a dead horse or anything. But I haven't seen anything really about the vibrams that are out now that they say are for just playing golf. Anyone have any experience with these shoes? I love my vibrams for doing any sort of outdoor activities and waterproofing is not a big deal to me. I'd get my bare feet wet anyway. I hate wearing shoes and I grew up not wearing shoes most of the time anyway.
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