My first pair of Nimbus VIII’s had to be returned after a couple weeks because of a bad seam in the heel that created a nasty perma-blister. The replacements are perfect. The shoe is light, comfortable, and a dream to run on. They truly are a cushioning shoe designed for running, and running only, so don’t try them with anything that needs lateral support.
The orthotics seem to be working just fine, and after a couple weeks of the pain shifting from the outside of the fifth metatarsal to the inside arch to the balls of my feet, it’s a shadow of its former self. I’m stretching like a gymnast (yes, that’s an exaggeration) and am feeling about as limber as a 4×4, but it’s getting there. I’m running around 20km/week, and it’s increasing.
So… it’s working, and I’m training for an event in October. We’ll see how things continue.