i prefer asics as well. i worked at technical running store in atlanta, called big peach running company for nearly two years, and learned more than i could
ever imagine about shoes and their cushioning systems. the fit process we had was very, very reliable. when each customer came in we would stand them on a heat
sensitive pad to first check their arch(if they had one). second, we would have them run for 10 to 15 seconds on a treadmill that had a web-cam behind to one,
film their gait cycle, and two, see what pronation tendencies they had. finally, we would review what we recorded on a tv in front of the treadmill with the
customer. from there, depending on pronation and gait cycle, we would fit the customer with the appropriate shoes that were within his or her price range.
myself, i'm a neutral runner, and have been in kinsei's for more than three years(thanks to my rep who was kind enough to give me three pair during my
time there.) i wear nike's for basketball, but most of their running shoes are too narrow for my foot. i've ran in just about all of the major brands,
and of all of those i was least impressed with saucony and new balance and most impressed with asics. most mizuno's are built for runners with a higher
arch, so they tend to hurt my foot on long runs, but i do enjoy quite a bit of their designs. higher end brooks products performed well for me too. as crazy
said, hit up runnersworld.com, and also you can check out http://www.bigpeachrunningco.com/process/ for
an explanation on pronation as well.