Asics Nimbus 19 update – I’m not finding the shoe to be very durable. I’ll be surprised if I get 250 miles out of it to be 100% frank. Comfort wise for my feet they’re good shoes. I’ve run my longest distance so far, 11 miles, in them without issue. But the the tread, what there is, is wearing off where I push off on the forefoot on both shoes. The lining is pilling up in the heel area where my blister resist patches don’t cover.
the better the cushion the better the pushin’ is something I’ll have to keep in mind.”
And this is with maybe 120 miles on them. My 18’s got 300 miles before I wore the heels out of them. I wasn’t using any blister patches on those or even just your basic duct tape or gorilla tape patch.
Granted I’m a super clydesdale but still I expect more I guess from a ‘premium’ shoe that runs $150 dollars release price.
In my search for a 50K trail shoe I picked up some Topo Terraventure’s. I haven’t run in them yet but they fit better than my Leadville 3’s and my Altra Lone Peak 2.5’s.
I ran 4 miles today on trails in the Altra’s and they felt decent but I don’t think they’re 50K shoes for me. They’re super comfortable though. If they don’t work out as trail shoes then I’ll make them every day shoes, they’re that comfortable.
I also picked up a pair of Topo Ultrafly shoes. The Topo shoes have some very good reviews and both felt pretty good to me.
I’m still looking for a marathon distance road shoe. I’m not sure the Ultrafly is it but the Nimbus 19 and 18’s are not. I have a pair of 18’s I picked up cheap as spares for interval and tempo training runs but getting something for the weekly long runs which keep getting longer is needed. To go the distance the old adage the better the cushion the better the pushin’ is something I’ll have to keep in mind.
Ridiculously that gives me 3 pairs of road shoes and 3 pairs of trail shoes. Which is crazy talk for #notarunner. In my 20’s I ran literally in the same shoes I wore every day. Just basic generic ‘tennies’. With a $10 timex digital watch with a stop watch feature. Distance was based on half mile marker posts on the trail or the cross streets.
But now shoes that are perfectly acceptable for 5k’s are questionable for 10k’s and really need to be re-examined for longer distances.
How times have changed.