Hi, I spent well over an hour at the local running shop the other evening, trying in vain to find a suitable new pair of running shoes to replace my old Asics Nimbus (not sure which incarnation but well over a year old.)
In short nothing felt right, either too tight across the forefoot, toe box, too long, too short, too loose...etc.
Oh, and whats with the stupidly short laces on these shoes?
I like to double knot and use the very top holes to prevent heel slip but with these short laces most of these shoes that's impossible with the supplied laces!
They didn't have my size in the latest Nimbus (19 I think?) so I couldn't try them although I have ordered them to try.
Out of all the makes and types the Brooks Adrenaline were not too bad but i didn't like the sudden drop at the toe end when running.
The Asics Cumulus was OK but again they didn't have the right size to be sure and I also tried the Asics Dynaflyte.
The Dynaflyte felt the best out of all of them although I don't know if it will trump the Nimbus until I try the Nimbus later.
My question is though, will the Dynaflyte be "solid" or "robust" enough for a 13st male runner who isn't very graceful and wears full length orthotics?
Will they give me the cushioning I need in the long term or are they mainly designed for you whippets or Gazelles at 9st wet through and not for the larger gentleman?
In short they felt nice and I'm sure would be fine in the short term but are they too lightweight (and therefore likely to lose their cushioning and support quickly) for someone my weight as an only pair of everyday (or about 3 times 5 miles a week on average) running shoes?
For the difference in price (around £20) would the Nimbus be better albeit heavier for support and cushioning or would the Dynaflyte be better for some other reason/s?