You would probably get on well with the Cumulus, but you might not like the feel of it if you are accustomed to the Nimbus. The main difference is that the Cumulus has a more responsive less cushioned forefoot. Try a pair on and see what you think.
If you have got on well with the Nimbus in the past, and gone through N pairs without problems, then the low risk option would be to stick with it.
Would you mind pointing out what the main difference between the kayano and the 2160 is apart from the price. I have got on well with kayano for a long time but have been thinking about trying some 2160s. Your opinion would be appreciated as you seem to know what you are on about. Cheers.
OK Big Footed 1
The Kayano is more supportive than the 2160, but a person who gets on with the support of one will more often than not be O.K in the other.
The feel is very different. The 2160 is less cushioned than the Kayano on the forefoot area, but it has a squishy pad located under the knuckle at the base of the big toe. When you try a 2160 on, this will be immediately obvious.
Again, the low risk option is probably to stick with the Kayano if you have got on with it previously, but try a 2160 on in a shop and see if you like the feel.
Just an update to my previous post: the other trainers I've tried over the years includes the Asics Gel 2120s and the Mizuno Inspire 6 (these were the most recent departure from the 1000-series - a costly mistake at £85!).
This might be a bit of an amateur's question, but is it possible to buy a good pair of "neutral" shoes and then get the over-pronation benefits of the Asics Gel 1000-series using some sort of inserts/insoles?
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