I'm looking for some advice from more seasoned runners on a good pair of running shoes. I'm a female, 5'6", 130 lbs, high arches, neutral to mild underpronator. Some shoes I've heard mentioned are the Asics Nimbus & Cumulus, Brooks Glycerin, Saucony Ride & Launch. I have an old pair of Adidas Response TR-X shoes that I loved and have worn the tread through and I don't think Adidas makes these anymore. I currently run in Saucony Grid Excursion TR-4's but these aren't holding up very well (sole is starting to come unglued).
I GREATLY appreciate any advice.
I too have high arches and a rigid foot and underpronate. I have ran in nimbus, glycerins, nike vomeros and new balance 1060's. recently switched back to the nimbus which I had worn for quite a while and then wanted to try something new. I liked the glycerins too but did not care for the vomeros or the 1060's and would never spend $$ on them again. the nimbus are by far my favorite and love the cushioning in them and they have always held up well.
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Working in a local running store, I'd say go to your local store and get fitted. Since it sounds like you know your feet shaping pretty well, maybe you've already done that? I only suggest it because we see a lot of people who think they know their foot size/arch height/etc., but then when we fit them we see things a little differently. Also, what is the width of your feet? In the normal range? or wide?
The Nimbus is a great choice. So is the Glycerin, though for higher arches the Nimbus is probably more comfortable. If you haven't tried Mizuno, though, I'd give them a try. The Wave Rider is comparable to the lesser cushioning of the Cumulus, and the Wave Creation is more comparable to the Nimbus. Mizuno is a great choice for higher arches, though they likely won't work for a wider foot. Mizuno also came out with a maximum cushioned shoe that retails for $200 if you want to go that high-end.
The Vomero is the softest of all those, though not a great choice for the higher arches.