Comments: I too have several pair of Nimbus 12, so I thought it's time to get the 13's. Because the older model price drops. I wear size 13 in the 12's so I thought I'd try a 12.5. That was a mistake, because they were too narrow, but mostly the right shoe. I returned them and ordered a 13 in the green. Well if felt the same. Way to narrow. And the laces are not angled anymore. Why Asics had to change a good thing. What a joke, I love the nimbus...Well I did. : (
From: Bobby, Bridgeton, Mo.
Comments: Best shoes ever. I wear x-wide, weigh just under 200lbs and run about 10 - 12 miles a week on the road and treadmill and have a med. to high arch. These shoes hug my feet like a glove just enough. My toes almost feel like they would be too snug, bit they're not.
From: Rick, Washington, D.C., USA
Comments: The description stated this shoe ran true to size, but i found it to be quite snug. I returned the shoes and requested a larger size so I'll have to wait until they arrive to give a full review...
Comments: I also am having problems with my toes and the Achilles. Especially under my toe nails. First time I experience such thing. My shoe is about half a cm bigger an still my feet pain very bad. In short walks/runs it is still affordable but in the long out of the question. Now I have to run in my old lunarglides which are about 2.5 years old and apparently my feet doesn't hurt as much as in the Nimbus #13. True waste of money...
From: Jim, Spain
Comments: First time I've had a 2E shoe not be wide enough. The narrowness of the toe box, plus the asymmetrical lacing and the odd angle in which my foot rested inside the shoe gave me the impression that my feet were teetering over the outer edge of the sole, despite the sole itself being slightly wider than my feet (hard to explain, but it felt like I needed to counter-balance my feet inwardly to keep my ankle from rolling outwardly). Sent the shoe back; was willing to entertain a 4E, but RW had none in stock in my size. Two other premium neutral shoes I bought -- Brooks Glycerin 9 and NB 1080v2 -- fit more comfortably, and my feet rested nicely centered. Hard to say which I liked better...the NB is lighter & lower (yet nicely padded), while the Brooks is cushier (as much or better than Nimbus 13).
From: Hector, Kansas, USA
Comments: So, after liking the Nimbus 12, i went ahead and ordered the Nimbus 13's. Great cushioning BUT the slightly new narrow fit has got the outside of my right foot, just down past my little toe, aching. It almost feels like the shoe isn't wide enough even though my 12's were the same size and my width is a D. Everything else is great and there are no problems with the left foot. Wish i could have tried them on before ordering them. Hopefully they just maybe need some getting used to but not sure if its the right shoe for me. Asics, please stick to the true width because I went and had my foot measured just to be sure, and it is a D, and I'd like to come back to the Nimbus again.
From: Ernie, Austin,TX USA
Comments: Amazing shoe for long distances. So far I've put a couple of 18-milers and one 23-miler on it, as well as some speedwork. Around 100m total to date. Exceedingly comfortable, zero blisters, hot spots, or rubbing. Surprisingly fast, too. I like it better than the Nimbus 12, both because it's lighter and because I find I can get a quicker turnover with this one than with the 12. I find it encourages a good form and allows proper midfoot or forefoot landing, which means it gives me no hip, knee, or ankle pain. All in all, great show.
From: Uli, Elmhurst, IL USA
Comments: This shoe was a great find for me. I wasn't a fan of the fit of the 12 and reluctant to try on the 13. I'm hooked after trying it on. The 13 wraps the arch perfectly and now that it's lighter, and there's less trade-off between weight and protection for long runs. This shoe delivered for me on protection and a secure, comfortable fit. After a few runs, I bought a second pair.
From: Nate, Des Moines, IA USA
Comments: Have been and remain an Asics fan. I run 40 miles a week and focus on half-marathons. I have run half the season with the Nimbus 13 and thought they were great until 2 of my nails turned black - like Matt from Spokane - the sizing or toe-box cut is not right for one of my feet. I went back to the Nimbus 12...but miss the 13's.
From: Mike, Hohenfels Germany
Comments: I ended up returning these shoes after running in them three times. One 14 mile run and two 4 mile runs. They never felt like they were going to break in properly. I am use to running a neutral shoe like NB 890 or Saucony Kinvara and was thinking I'd try a high mileage trainer. However, the back of the shoes rubbed my ankle raw, I ended up with blisters on the ends of my toes, and experienced achillies pain. They were comfortable to walk in though, and if I were a mall walker this would probably be my shoe of choice.
From: Markus, San Francisco, CA
Comments: I run about 45 miles a week and cycle between 4 pairs of different types of shoes depending on my training plan for that day. I have used the Nimbus 12s for my last two pairs of long distance paved training (8-20 miles). I thought they were great. The 13s are a disaster. I was excited that they got about a half ounce lighter than the 12s while maintaining some cushion, but they feel horrible. I have 100 miles in them now and keep waiting for them to fit my foot; not going to happen. The sizing is different. The big toe to little toe angle is so steep that my last four toes get squished, but my big toe has at least a half inch to the end (and yes, I've tried on multiple pairs). Even worse, I've never had a shoe make my feet sweat so much. The toe box is huge. I have to lace them so tight in order to make my foot stay in place that all the mesh above the toes bunches up. Not sure what to do now. Wear them around the yard maybe, or for very short runs just to get my money's worth. Sorry Asics.
From: Matt, Spokane, WA
Comments: Recently purchased a pair of Asics Nimbus 13. Did lots of research in selecting this shoe for the gel cushioned forefoot as I train on stairs much more than road running.Previous moderate feature shoes left me with numbness in the balls of my feet, got the Nimbus 13 and added Lyncos L405 orthotics for extra arch support and the problem was cured almost immediately. Recently bought pairs of the New Balance 1080 and 1906, like both a lot, 1080s are cush like the 13s and light as well, and the 1906s have nice energy return feel but are heavy for road miles. I would recommend all three but the Nimbus 13s are the most cushioned forefoot of any shoe I have found to date, awesomely plush. For the stair climbers out there take heart, the Nimbus 13s are a pair of cush Cadillacs for your feet that are Ferrari fast as well.
Comments: Been wearing Asics Nimbus since the Nimbus #6. My favorite has been #11 and fortunate for me, I stocked up on five pairs of em. Down to my last pair and I ordered last week the #13. Slightly narrower, though I still wear a 10.5D, toe box has a tad more room, cushioning reminds me of #6, lower cut, heel is also slightly lower and this has taken a bit of getting used to. I liked the pair I ordered so much, that I ordered another two pairs that arrived earlier today. Nimbus #13 is an excellent shoe for neutral runners and perhaps now my all-time favorite Nimbus!!
From: Jerry, Denver , Colorado, USA
Comments: A better fit and a more stable heel than the 12. The drop in weight is noticable. Like combo of the 6 & 11 in a lighter package. The ride seems more smooth and quiet.
From: Dan, Langly, B.C., CA