My 11 yr. old son still has Saucony Cohesion 3 shoes but feels these Asics-1160's are better designed, and add superior support when he trains with his running club. Difference are the Duomax and Gel cushion. These are road shoes and average on grass or dirt trails. They are his secret-weapon, so he calls them. We'll see when he attempts his first 5k fun-run in October.
Whittier XC Runner