Good product that does all that it advertises
I purchased a pair of Carrera's approximately a month ago. It was important for me to give them a fair test before I wrote this review. Since it has been a month, it is time for my opinion. The verdict is that they are an excellent shoe that does all that they advertise.
I'm 63 and weigh 185 lbs. My workout load is 3X a week circuit training with weights, cardio that consists of walking and elliptical training which averages 55-75 miles a week. It's not uncommon for me to wear a pair of shoes out in 2-2 1/2 months.
Since I began wearing the Carrera's, my back, hip and joint issues are much better. They support my foot better than any of my previous shoes. Checking the wear on the soles of the shoes it is obvious that my foot alignment is significantly improved as they wear on the center of the forefoot. Previously, I had a tendency to roll outward on the edges of my shoes. I am impressed.
Having said that, these shoes need to be broken in. They feel much better after 2-3 weeks of wear as your foot adjusts. It is important that you follow the company guidelines. All the advice about the shoes is spot on including the fit. Previously, I ordered athletic shoes, one size larger. With, these shoes a half size larger works for me and they fit better. They are a little heavier than many of my other shoes but it is not that noticeable. The support they give reduces fatigue in your feet and legs. I'm not sure that I would agree with the advertising that they feel like walking on marshmallows but they feel firmer and give positive support. If you decide to order a pair, give them a fair chance and follow the guidelines. I will be reordering these shoes.
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