ASICS Gel Nimbus 16 Men's Shoes Titanium/Black/Red Customer feedback

Comments: Initially I had problems with inconsistent sizing on this shoe. I returned my normal size and sized up a half-size. That went okay and the shoe is well cushioned, but I've got to say the Nimbus 16 is an unreliable failure. It used to be that the forefoot outsole of Nimbus's were very durable. But in the Nimbus 16, it has been replaced with a less-resilient material that wears at a ridiculously fast rate. Also the mesh upper of the shoe is extremely weak. Yesterday I noticed a hole forming where my small outer toe flexes during pushoff. Today it ripped thru completely. The upper had sustained no prior abrasion or damage. It simply failed, ripping open from normal running forces after only 250 miles. Till now I've been a repeat Asics customer who's worn 9 pairs of their shoes (Nimbus, Kayano, DS Racer, Excel 33's) in the last 3 years. I've been running for 37 years and I've never seen a shoe fail like this.
From: Troy, VA, USA. August 14th 2014

Comments: Nimbus keeps getting better. Replaced my Nimbus 13s (w/ 600+ miles) for now 16s. felt great and no need for break-in. 1st 6 miles no issues and don't expect any for the next 200+ this year. Cushioning was great and no improvements suggestions from me. I have been running for over 15 years (20+ pairs of shoe experience). I am 6' 4" 190 lbs and flat-footed. Use that to help your show selection...
From: Jim, Worcester, MA, USA. July 13th 2014

Comments: Fitting a shoe for me is kind of a quandary. I'm a tall and large guy (6'2" and 200+ lbs) so one would think that I would have flat feet and overpronate. Not for me. Average arch, no sign of overpronation (the heels of my pairs of work shoes wear on the outside of the heal.) The only special consideration I need is a 4E width. And, I might add that the size is very true. I wear a 134E in all athletic shoes, and this fit is spot on. I've tried them all, Brooks Beast, Asics Kayano, Nike Vomero...NOTHING comes close to the size and cushioning of the Asics Nimbus-16. Don't assume because you're a large guy you automatically have flat feet and overpronate. It's likely, but have it checked out. If that's not the case, go width the Nimbus-16s.
From: Jim G, Tennessee, USA. May 31st 2014

Comments: Why can't Asics maintain consistent sizing? Last winter I bought some Nimbus 15's which fit perfect. In the spring, I bought another pair of Nimbus 15's in the same size and they were subtly shorter and mangled my toenails after a few weeks of wear. Now, I'm standing in the new Nimbus 16(in the same size)and it's way too small. Like most people, the length of my feet are not precisely the same. My right foot is slightly longer than my left. When shoe companies shrink the standard sizes of their shoes, forcing people up into sizes they've never worn in their life, it creates an imbalanced situation where one shoe just does fit and the other is too big. Way to go.I'll be returning these for sure.
From: Troy, VA, USA. May 16th 2014

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