Author Topic: What is the difference between Ariakes and Ariake Light Meshes?  (Read 4534 times)

Offline Mark Toorock

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I get asked this a lot - so I figured it is a FAQ :P

Usually the question asks about durability as well.


They are both very durable considering what we put them through :)

The shoes are fairly different - here's the main points

The Ariake is a medium weight shoe with a very solid leather construction that actually takes time to "break in" and then fits your foot better than any other shoe I've tried. It's more like "a shoe" than a sneaker in that regard. It has killer grip.

The Light Mesh on the other hand is more like a running sneaker, you put it on (slip as there is no real tongue) and it fits and feels great from the first moment. It is a lighter shoe, with less padding and more "feel" and the same great traction. Being mesh it's not a great shoe for a rainy day - but being mesh I far prefer them in the summer.

Summary - both shoes are great, but they are different. For me, it's Ariakes in the winter and Light mesh in the summer. I also personally feel that the Ariake is a better shoe for someone brand new to parkour as there is a bit more support and less flexibility, as you train and learn to land and get a feel for things it turns into a time to switch to the mesh and let your feet do more of the work, but not at the beginning.
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Re: What is the difference between Ariakes and Ariake Light Meshes?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2009, 08:23:54 PM »
Ok great because I just ordered the lite mesh's thanks Mark. Sorry for reviving this I had to give my thanks
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Re: What is the difference between Ariakes and Ariake Light Meshes?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010, 08:06:58 AM »
thanks!
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Re: What is the difference between Ariakes and Ariake Light Meshes?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2010, 07:50:00 PM »
As far as arch support is concerned, is there a difference between the two? How is the arch support in general between the two?
Also, does the sole mark?
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Re: What is the difference between Ariakes and Ariake Light Meshes?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2010, 01:08:51 PM »
hey i love the light mesh they are the best. Nah it doesn't mark
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