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Are G4's that much better than G3's?(7 posts)

Are G4's that much better than G3's?RTC
May 14, 2002 6:47 PM
I'm sold on Sidi shoes and have found that for my narrow foot they are the best shoe. Are the Genius 4's that much better than the 3's? I have a pair of 3's that are slowly wearing out and can't decide if the 4's are worth the change?

Are there any features about the 4's that make it that much better of a shoe? Cost isn't an option with Euro sources.

RTC
re: Are G4's that much better than G3's?Akirasho
May 14, 2002 7:03 PM
... my take... some "refinements" are all that's detectable from a customer's POV (there may be other enhancements not visible to the nekkid eye).

The main difference seems to be hook and loop closure... on my G4, they come from in to out... which is a tad more ergo to me than the G3 out to in. There are some minor cosmetic changes and the heel cup seems a bit firmer in the G4. Alas, Sidi does not make the Energy in my size so I can't compare on contrast there.

The point will eventually become mute as G3s dry up (probably around the time G5s hit the market) but I suspect that you simply want a new pair of shoes... admit it.

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HOW narrow are they?DMoore
May 14, 2002 7:14 PM
I wear a "B" width, and the new G4's are available in a "slim" size. I have a heck of a time finding shoes narrow enough to fit, and these are a terrific fit. First shoe I've had in many years that I don't have to distort to get it narrow enough to fit.
HOW narrow are they?Ian
May 15, 2002 3:35 AM
The narrow shoes are based on a B/C width. The standard shoes are based on a D width. The Mega shoes are based on a EE width. But, the narrow model was only introduced this year on the G4, it is not available on the G3.
Not true.Len J
May 15, 2002 3:41 AM
I Have a pair of G3's in "Narrow Last" that are equivilant to the Slim.

Len
Let me clarifyIan
May 15, 2002 5:05 AM
The US did not have a G3 narrow model. The first narrow model available here is the G4.
I just got a pair of Energys...JBurton
May 15, 2002 8:40 AM
and I think they are incredible. Try a pair of these out, if you can. Euro sources offer these for about $15 more. Not a bad deal.