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Snakster

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3G Sport Ultra or Brunswick TPU
« on: June 04, 2016, 06:38:44 AM »
So I'm in the market for some new shoes and I've kind of narrowed my thinking (this week) to the two in the subject line. Both can be had fo about 140. Any thoughts or experiences on comparisons and contrasts between the two?

I've been wearing Etonic E-Tour Master shoes for the last 2 and half years.  Always seemed stiff, even now. I know both of the two I'm looking at have a reputation for comfort. Would appreciate any feedback on either.
Current bag:
DV8 Turmoil 2 Pearl
Radical Squatch hybrid
Motiv Forza GT
Hammer Black Widow Gold
DV8 Vandal
DV8 Creed Rebellion

 

leftybowler70

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Re: 3G Sport Ultra or Brunswick TPU
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2016, 08:38:52 AM »
I switched from sst8's a couple months to the 3G tour ultra's, and it's the best decision I EVER MADE!!!!  the first day I put them on I was walking on clouds, no break I'm period whatsoever; it's a reason 3g's have been the best for so many years, I've experienced it first hand.

I do have a partner who has Brunswick TPU's and he also says that there extremely comfy as well; your just gonna have to go with your gut,  :P   But you will not go wrong with either 3G model,,,, that's a FACT!

Steven

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Re: 3G Sport Ultra or Brunswick TPU
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2016, 09:46:29 AM »
If comfort is your primary criteria, the TPU's (or equivalent Pyramid HPX) are probably the most comfortable performance shoe on the market. The Ortholite insoles are like walking on pillows and suck up every unique contour of your feet. The 3Gs soft leather outsoles are outstanding, but the footbeds leave a little bit to be desired.
 
Where the 3Gs have an advantage is the toe area. If you're tough on the front of your shoes at all, the 3Gs will probably hold up better. I fixed this on my HPX shoes by having a shoe repair shop glue a black leather strip to the front right toe (I'm a righty), which functions like the toe cap on the 3Gs.
 
It's always best to try on both if possible. It's tough in a world where pro shops are carrying less and less inventory.

Mike Marks

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Re: 3G Sport Ultra or Brunswick TPU
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2016, 10:00:46 AM »
And I still have Linds

MI 2 AZ

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Re: 3G Sport Ultra or Brunswick TPU
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2016, 10:23:35 AM »
So I'm in the market for some new shoes and I've kind of narrowed my thinking (this week) to the two in the subject line. Both can be had fo about 140. Any thoughts or experiences on comparisons and contrasts between the two?

I've been wearing Etonic E-Tour Master shoes for the last 2 and half years.  Always seemed stiff, even now. I know both of the two I'm looking at have a reputation for comfort. Would appreciate any feedback on either.

Speaking of narrow.

One thing that may matter - TPUs come in wide sizes, the 3G Ultra Tours did not.  My pair of Ultra Tours were really comfortable and I bought a half size larger than normal, but they ended up splitting along the sides, the tops separating from the soles, perhaps due to the fact that I have wide feet.  I've only had the TPUs for a year and they too are comfortable.  I bought a wide size like I would normally do if it is offered. 
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Snakster

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Re: 3G Sport Ultra or Brunswick TPU
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2016, 07:38:19 PM »
Thanks for the response, they are very helpful.  Long day if bowling today and my dogs are barking. Really need to pull the trigger on something.
Current bag:
DV8 Turmoil 2 Pearl
Radical Squatch hybrid
Motiv Forza GT
Hammer Black Widow Gold
DV8 Vandal
DV8 Creed Rebellion

bigshaunjohn

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Re: 3G Sport Ultra or Brunswick TPU
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2016, 04:24:36 PM »
Buddies Pro Shop currently has the TPU X on sale for $134.95 for the black and blue pair or for $119.95 for the red and black pair.

Brandon Riley

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Re: 3G Sport Ultra or Brunswick TPU
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2016, 06:34:35 PM »
TPU-X are the comfiest shoes that I own and that includes my runners
Brandon Riley
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