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Monday, April 14, 2008

Spira Casual SWC 201

After 1 month of wearing leather shoes and slowly killing my feet in the process, finally gave up and went to buy a new pair of work shoes. My first choice was still a MBT replacement for the bereaved MBT but with the price now an astronomical $390.00 had no choice but to look for cheaper alternatives. After doing some research on the internet, finally shortlisted the Springboost.

Went down to Great World City to take a first hand look but unfortunately, they are all sports design and not suitable for office wear.

Finally, settled on a Spira casual walking shoe model SWC 201. Now I have been meaning to buy a Spira running shoe to try out but has always put off the decision so I supposed trying it out on walking first could serve it purposes.

According to its website, "unlike traditional shoe midsoles made primarily of foams, rubber compounds, or polymers, WaveSpring™ technology stores and disburses energy with every step. Testing performed by an independent source reports that 87% - 96% of the energy is returned from the WaveSpring™. This is the highest energy return score for any midsole material ever tested.**" Hmm, so not really what I need for my foot but this will do until the Springboost come out with a proper black work shoe.

Anyway, first day of walking, the shoes was a bit heavy as compared to the leather shoe but definitely much lighter than the MBT. The cushioning is good just like any other sports shoe so this suit me just fine. For $159.00, I think it is pretty decently priced and well worth the money.