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Hello Kickrunners,<br><br>
Does anyone out there wear both the Asics Gel Nimbus 9 and the Cumulus 9? I would like to know your experiences:<br><br>
Which one did you prefer?<br>
What did you like best?<br>
What did you dislike?<br>
What distances did you use these shoes for?<br>
Did you suffer any aches/pains?<br><br><br>
Thanks in advance,<br>
dromedary
 

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I used to wear the Cumulus 8. Loved the shoe, went through many pairs. The 9, not so much. They changed the last, so the regulars were too wide and the narrows, too narrow. I tried the Nimbus but it felt like too much shoe, just too heavy and a bit clumsy. Never felt comfortable doing the long runs. Running store had me then try the Landreth 4 and I am happy again. They feel like my old Cumulus 8 - nice and cushiony and lighter than the Nimbus, with the old last I liked in the Cumulus. Just another Asics shoe to try.<br><br>
I'm a neutral runner with somewhat high arches.<br>
I am training for a marathon, but would feel comfortable racing shorter distances in the Landreth. In the past, I have suffered from IT band issues when I was running in Mizunos. Asics gives me an extra measure of cushioning and has (knocking wood, A LOT!) left me running pain free.<br><br>
Hope this helps!
 

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My brother wears both shoes. To me it seems that the Nimbus is the Cadillac version of the Asics Neutral shoe. He got new Cumulus shoes and raved about how they feel. He even said his old ones felt good after many miles on them. He also has the landreth and you can not go wrong with either the Culumus of the landreth. My brother loves both of them. No problems reported.
 

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Thanks <b>hawk765</b> and <b>kfuller</b>, I appreciated the info.<br><br>
I really liked the Cumulus 7s and 8s, but the Cumulus 9s seems a bit narrow to me and wear out a lot faster. I just started wearing the Nimbus 9s and they are ok and seem to last longer. I'm using the Nimbus 9s to train for a marathon but they weren't 100% comfortable right away, so I had to tweak things (lacing, insoles, etc.). Now they feel fine.<br><br><b>hawk765</b>, thanks for the info about Mizunos too. I tried those a few years ago (Wave Rider 9s) and loved them but the most recent version (11) is just too narrow and hard. I'm glad I didn't stick with them since you reported IT band issues. Hope you continue to stay pain free!
 

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dromedary.......<br><br>
I've run in Nimbus for a number of years and have been happy with them......nice and cushiony for my weight and they seem to wear well... 350-400 miles. Last year at Carlsbad, I got a great discount on a pair of Brooks Glycerins .... I tried them and I think I like them better than the Nimbus...... feels like the same amount of cushion but they're a 1/2 oz lighter and they seem to wear longer..... I've had 2 pairs and have over 500 miles on each of them. I've also tried Mizuno Wave Creation but I don't think it's the same shoe as they are now ..... they felt like they were quite a bit lighter than the Nimbus and lacked the cushion...... I only wore them for about 250 miles before they seemed to break down.
 

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I think the Nimbus is way too much shoe for most people. It is more expensive, so people frequently assume it is better, but that's not necessarily the case. Unless you weigh well over 200lbs, I'd go with the Cumulus.<br><br>
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Well... I am over 200lbs.....but this thread has gotten me doing a little research and I think I will introduce the Cumulus in my shoe rotation. I'm curious if there's any difference in construction of the men's and women's shoes.
 

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SLOJim, I would be careful of the Cumulus. I'm a chunky lady (158 lbs) and the Nimbus 9 definitely is lasting longer than the Cumulus ever did for me. I'd pound and grind down the Cumulus shoes in 2 months, but the Nimbus are still good after 2.5 months. This new Solyte material sucks. I think the Speva soles felt better and lasted longer.
 
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