Asics Gel Nimbus 14 – the best shoe not in stores

How hard is it for a woman to find a cute pair of great running shoes? Apparently tough. We went to Bob Ronker’s in Glendale, Ohio. The store sponsored the Flying Pig Marathon, so it’s good enough for my business. They carried a not-so-cute pair of Asics Gel Nimbus 14. The shoe fit much nicer than the Gel Nimbus 13s. I excitedly ask if they have the pink or purple in stock. No. Off to Dick’s Sporting Goods. A girl’s gotta have cute shoes!

I had traveled to Dick’s in June in search of the Gel NImbus 14s. The shoe dude mentioned they have the men’s shoe, but not the women’s.  The women’s should come in next week (from the day in June I shopped). We returned on July 29. The truck carrying the women’s shoe must be stranded in an Ohio snow storm. The shoe dude suggested they will likely be in on Tuesday. For entertainment, I called Tuesday and they are not in stock.  But…they may be on the truck next week. Right. Customer service award.

After checking Foot Locker and Finish Line, my husband decided he’s ordering the shoe online. I really like to try on the exact shoe I’m buying, but I can always return them. My toddler will be crushed now that I will have a pink shoe instead of purple. She loves that we have the same colors on our shoes!

My feet ache with my current shoes (Asics Gel Nimbus 13), but have loved all of the Gel Nimbus until this shoe. The 14s felt so much better, but if I find I do not like them…I may switch to Brooks. But I won’t be shopping at Dick’s it’s-on-the-next-truck Sporting Goods.


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