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2013-03-22 6:24 PM

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My last 3 pairs of running shoes were Asics Gel Nimbus. The lastest version, NIMBUS 14, just didn't feel as comfortable as the previous models, so I tried Newton Sir Isaacs. Didn't like them. Then tried out Saucony Triumph 10, and they were ok at first. I am a bigger tri guy ( 6'3" tall, 190lb). I have since had some other issues with the cushion and comfort of the Saucony and have switched back to my old Nimbus 13 model.

For those of you who like/require a more cushioned shoe, what do you prefer? Model of running shoe that is. Just curious? Neutral fit.

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2013-03-22 6:31 PM
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we've just been discussing the Hoka shoes in a recent thread.

You might take a look at those.

2013-03-22 7:19 PM
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I prefer a softer, cushiony ride and have found that in the Mizuno Wave Precision.  Softest shoes I've ever worn.  I'm on my longest injury free streak in years, too.
2013-03-22 7:44 PM
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Hey man, BUT the Nimbus 14 has several different ones with some real cool colors. Seriously though, it is my shoe of choice, and I dont personally see that much difference from the 13.
2013-03-22 7:59 PM
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I am 6'4" 190lbs and I love the Brooks Glycerin.
2013-03-22 8:06 PM
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I have used all of the shoes that you mention at one time or another, I started runnin in NB 1060 series shoes, and after giving all  of the ones that you mentioned a try at one point or another , I am now back in a NB 1080 so back full circle to where I started basically. It s a soild cushion shoe and holds up for a good 5 to 6 hundred miles and has good room for my orthotics and finding it in widths isn't a problem like some of the others can be.

I use a 10 2E at 6' 185 lbs



2013-03-22 8:42 PM
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x2 on the Hoka's.
2013-03-22 9:34 PM
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Mizuno has cloud like cushion.
2013-03-22 11:18 PM
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I run with the Nimbus because I underpronate (supinate) and they work especially well for this. The Hoka Bondi mentions the word 'stability' in their description which leads me to believe its not a neutral shoe. Anybody know?
2013-03-22 11:26 PM
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If you currently run with Asics......it would be worth trying the Kinsei 4....a bit more expensive than the Nimbus.  I had always ran with the Nimbus.....but now that I've switched I'll never go back!!!
2013-03-23 12:03 AM
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YeaJackson - 2013-03-22 9:18 PM I run with the Nimbus because I underpronate (supinate) and they work especially well for this. The Hoka Bondi mentions the word 'stability' in their description which leads me to believe its not a neutral shoe. Anybody know?

The Hokas only have a 4mm heel drop with enough arch support, but not flat. The "stability" comes from the wider tread, plus your foot sits lower that it appears and adds more stability. Stability isn't from rigid material like other stability shoes.

My first run in my Bondi S was 12 miles, no break in needed. I've had issues with calf cramps and haven't experience them since using these over the last month and a half. I've had numerous injuries - two ruptured achilles, ruptured quadriceps, broken tib/fib, MCL tear, anterior tibialis torn (from getting hit by car on my bike). Those are just my lower extremity injuries. Running is actually fun with minimal pain and aches!



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I usually run in Sketchers gorun, but I put on my Brooks shoes when my legs are tired and I need cushioning.  Classicly awesome.
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YeaJackson - 2013-03-22 11:18 PM I run with the Nimbus because I underpronate (supinate) and they work especially well for this. The Hoka Bondi mentions the word 'stability' in their description which leads me to believe its not a neutral shoe. Anybody know?

The Hoka's are neutral shoes.  The stability term they use is different from what the stability we commonly refer to in running shoes.

I have ran in every running shoe imaginable by Brooks, Saucony, Asics, Newton, Nike, Mizuno... none of them come close to the Hoka's in the cushioning department.  The Hoka's are literally on a whole different level when it comes to cushioning.

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