When I began running years ago, my daughter was working at a running store. I had had foot surgery several years before that and I also have flat feet. She recommended the Brooks Glycerin. I loved those and wore them for years until she suggested I try the Gel Nimbus 14. I loved them so much, I stocked up on a few pairs with her discount. Then I was forced to stop running about 2 years ago due to injuries, and then had 3 more surgeries on my right foot last November, including multiple screws and plates. Now I must wear a good, cushioned running shoes just to be able to walk. I rotated my older 14s to yard work shoes and pulled out the last pair of slightly worn 14s for my everyday shoe. I decided it was time to splurge on a new full price pair as my daughter no longer works at the running store. I loved the style and color (light gray with purple and lime green!) I put them on, and alas, they are no where near as comfortable as my 14s. The sole feels hard and almost instantly causes my foot to feel pressure. I packed them back up in the box to return, but then decided to try again, and repeated this process 3 or 4 times! I finally purchased a pair of Brooks Glycerin 22s, and while not as stylish looking, they are soooo much more comfortable! They feel broken in already. I have walked around my bedroom with one of each shoe multiple times until finally caving in and starting the return process. I REALLY tried to like them! They are so pretty and I’m very sad, but I really can’t sacrifice comfort for looks. Maybe for someone without foot problems, they’d be fine. These shoes, along with the Brooks Glycerin continue to be the top recommended shoes for cushioning, however in my opinion, there is no comparison. Even my lightly worn 14s still feel like walking on clouds. I’m not sure why the big change and I never tried the 15-17 models. I will try them again when the 19 comes out, but for now - it’s back to the Brooks Glycerin.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]