I am looking for some help in choosing some new trainers, and I am struggling to come to a final decision. Previously I have always gone with New Balance, mainly due to the fact their factory shop was near by and I haven't had a problem to date.
However, I have now started to look at Asics following a recommendation from my training partner, after my current trainers seem to have lost their bounce fairly quickly. I have narrowed my selection down to the nimbus 15 and the W1080v3, due to the fact that I need a neutral shoe with a good level of cushioning and a snug fit. But I am now stuck, after reading the reviews they have seem to have received similar scores but there is quite a difference in price (around £90 for the nimbus and £60 for W1080).
I run around 20-30 miles a week so will not be doing a particularly high mileage, and was wondering if anyone could provide any help/clarity on which one is the best value for money and point out what makes the nimbus worth the extra £s (if it is).
Any advice would be much appreciated
Thank you in advance,
I've got the nimbus 15. I absolutely love them. My feet are a bit sensitive so I like the extra cushioning. I have to wear orthotics and so I need a neutral shoe like the nimbus. I haven't tried the W1080v3, though, so I can't make a comparison.
My best advice is to try them both on, preferably at the same time and somewhere that can look at your gait whilst you're trying them if possible.
I've used Nimbus's for a few years now and never had a problem. I have tried other shoes and alwasy go back the Nimbus's. But it will be down to personal prefence of course, your feet might be very different to mine. I keep hoping to find a cheaper shoe that I like!
Asics have always worked well for me, but all feet are different.
Go somewhere they can check them both out for you - I get the fittings checked every other pair I buy just to make sure no major changes.
I'm an asics fan, but frankly if you have a shoe that fits, without any problems, i think stick with it if it's not broke.
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