These were purchased for my husband who has a collection of Gel Nimbus. He has high arches and can't wear any other brand. In Asics he buys only Gel Nimbus. Reason: The support for his high arches and insteps. The comfort from the gel. The fit. He could wear a narrow as he has narrow feet. Asics make their shoes a little better for his foot. With most shoes, the regular D width is just too loose. He is on his feet all day on hard college floors and does walking, standing and sometimes running when someone causes a disaster on one of the computers. Yes, his feet are still tired when he gets done but not throbbing, no arch problems and he says they are the most comfortable shoes he wears. I told him to get a 2nd pair so he would have another to alternate with but he balked. Luckily they have been in stock in darker shades so he can wear them at work.