Can anyone help ?
I've always had the Nimbus without any problems until the 13's, when I started getting some niggles. Having read some reviews it seems others have had the same problems.
I was wondering if anyone has got themselves a pair of the 14's who had issues with the 13's and if Asics have sorted the problems out and the Nimbus are back to how they were with the 12's etc.
Sometimes people develop niggles.
Whatever shoe they're wearing at the time often gets the blame.
By doing that, people could be missing what has actually really caused the problem.
No doubt some people have developed problems when they happen to be running in the Nimbus 13.
Asics would have sold 10's of thousands of pairs of that model in the UK alone and 100's of thousands of pairs globally.
Until there are more than "some reviews" from people not getting on with the shoe, I doubt that there was any problems with that model that Asics thought needed to be sorted!
The 14's feel a little less stiff than the 13's and a bit wider, the cushioning also feels incredibly soft but I can't remember how soft my 13's felt when they were new. Whereas the 11's felt made to measure for me the 13's and 14's both feel like I'm wearing someone elses shoes, so I switched to the DS trainer 17, which so far has proved very comfortable. Asics told me to try the Cumulus if I wasn't happy with how the 14's felt.
Not really answering the question but earlier this year I bought a pair of Cumulus which were the exact same model and size as a pair I had already.
After getting black toenails on a long run, I lined them up and lo! the new pair were shorter. So I bought a 3rd pair size 42 rather than 41.5 and only use the 2nd 41.5 pair for shorter runs now.
So perhaps they have got some sort of production problem or...?
Just had my first run in Asics Nimbus 14, where has all the cushioning gone? They felt like my 13s did after 500 miles. I was shocked.
I'm currently training for the Leiden Marathon on 26th May and all the miles have been done in Nimbus 14's. To be honest I should have changed them a few weeks ago anyway due to mileage, but I have to say these are the worst cushioned Nimbus trainer I've ever had.
I've started to develop some achilles issues with these shoes and believe this is linked to the lack of cushioning. I've just been out in a pair of 12's that have probably done 700 miles and there is far more cushioning left in those. Really think I need a new pair buit reluctant to buy another pair of 14's. Might use my 12's for the Marathon though as it's only a week away and probably not the best time for new shoes.
Anyone have any good alternatives to Nimbus? FYI when I had my gait analysis done they said I had the most neutral running style they'd ever seen. Cheers CB
Currybelly I'm now using the brooks ghost and haven't looked back. They have done away with a lot of lower leg problems I had when in the nimbus. Hardly any cushioning compared to the nimbus but maybe thats what was causing the problem for me. Well worth a look
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