I've worn down my Nimbus in 2 weeks!!

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11/09/2009 at 20:58

Has anyone else has problems with the Nimbus wearing out quickly?

I've had these shoes for 2 weeks and looked at the soles after I got back from running tonight and they're down to the white tread already! (i.e. the black tread on the outside is virtually gone - it's almost like I've taken a piece of sandpaper and worn down the outside edge) - surely this isn't right? I was planning on wearing these to Abingdon but if they continue this way, that's going to be near impossible.

Haven't even done that many miles in them - roughly 100.

I really hope no one sees this as an attention-seeking thread as it's genuinely not!

Edited: 11/09/2009 at 20:59
11/09/2009 at 21:06
I'm not familiar with Nimbus, but it sounds very odd.

What do you run on?  A sand belt?
11/09/2009 at 21:13

I run in the Cumulus by asics and I get 500 miles out of mine and I'm a lot heavier than you.

I imagine its a biomechanical problem, rather than a fault with the trainers. I know you've been for an assessment but it sounds like something that needs looking at a bit more in depth than just a video on the treddy

11/09/2009 at 21:13

It's not even funny. I really can't afford to keep changing them this often - 2 weeks I've had them!!!

The ridiculous thing is, they're meant to be a shoe for distance road running - how's that when they have worn down to the white tread after only 100 miles?!

seren nos    pirate
11/09/2009 at 21:13

If you post a piccie of the bottom of the shoes then it can tell a lot about the running and maybe can help.............

otherwise I'd recommend taking them back to the shop where you bought them and asking their expert opinion.

11/09/2009 at 21:15

Sorry Lou-Lou - I'm a little confused. How would a biomechanical problem cause the shoes to wear out so quickly?

As I've mentioned before, I'm 9 stone, 5'5 and actually consider myself to have a relatively light land on the ground - I'm definitely not a pounder!

11/09/2009 at 21:15

FFS this is getting ridiculous.

You know damn well you're going to get attention by posting, so don't pretend you're not seeking it.

If you're serious about getting an answer to your question then stop posting on here and get onto the shop or better, the manufacturer.

Then get a professional to tell you what the f*ck you are doing when you're running, as you've obviously got a problem.

11/09/2009 at 21:15
Seren - 1 step ahead, was just about to do that! Give me a few mins...
11/09/2009 at 21:16

Send them back to the manufacturer and let them know about the burning rubber smell  issue you had with them last week.

You may get a new pair out of Asics if you complain directly.

11/09/2009 at 21:17
CM - you could relate your theory to ANY post on here. Get off the thread if you haven't anything helpful to add.
11/09/2009 at 21:18
Just going to take a pic and upload onto Photobucket so I can link it...
11/09/2009 at 21:19

If you've got an issue with your gait, its likely that you're putting more wear and tear on certain parts of your shoe than others.

For example, if your weight isn't distributed correctly it could lead to more wear on your shoes. Think about stillettoes versus a wider heel. A stilletto has only a small area to distribute all of your weight so wears out quicker than a shoe with a wider heel. Does that make sense?

11/09/2009 at 21:21

I did add something helpful.  I said get off here and go and do what any sensible person would do!

11/09/2009 at 21:21
Is the wear pattern consistent with your other shoes?  If the wear is just along the edge of the shoe are you aware of landing on your foot at that point?  Is the wear the same on both shoes? 
11/09/2009 at 21:21
But of course you don't have ears for anything helpful.  However hard people try to help you just carry on with the same old tripe...
11/09/2009 at 21:22
It gets rather boring, so why don't you get off?
11/09/2009 at 21:26

Lou-Lou says she thinks it's a biomechanical problem (same observation as mine that you obviously have a problem with the way you run) and you say "how would that cause the problem?"

You're just being willfullly dense.

11/09/2009 at 21:35


This is the good side... look at the nice unworn tread...

11/09/2009 at 21:37

And this is the bad side...

(Third and fourth tread bit completely worn out)

11/09/2009 at 21:38

Yeah, that makes complete sense Lou-Lou - but I've never had this problem with other shoes...

Admittedly, other shoes have worn down slightly more on the outer side but NO SHOE I've ever had has ever worn down this amount in 2 weeks - that's the point I'm making

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