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ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Review

Updated on June 21, 2011

ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 for Women

Color: Lightning/White/Magenta
Color: Lightning/White/Magenta

The new ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 (or ASICS Nimbus 13) is the successor to the Nimbus 12, released in 2011. It comes with a lighter weight, dropping ¾ of an ounce due to its super light and duble AHAR outsole material. This shoe is perfect for those on endurance runs or those who run heavy, due to it's superior cushioning. The women's model takes into account that they run different thanks to their weight and hips and the shoe is built to take that into consideration. Another feature is the ASICS Space Trusstic System. This piece  in the middle of the foot provides extra stability for women who might be stronger.


Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®) (RUNNING)

ASICS® Design Philosophy. Employs linked componentry that enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.

Guidance Line™

Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.

Space Trusstic System®

This midfoot stabilizer creates a pocket between the Trusstic System® device and the midsole, allowing for controlled midsole deformation and more efficient foot function.

ComforDry™ Sockliner

Provides cushioning performance and anti-odor properties for a cooler, drier, healthier environment.

Biomorphic Fit ® Upper

Stretch material strategically placed on the upper helps to reduce buckling and the potential for irritation.

Asymmetrical Lacing Design

An anatomically correct lacing environment that reduces potential for irritation and provides improved comfort and fit.

Discrete Eyelets

Independently placed eyelets disburse lace tension, creating a customized fitting environment and enhanced upper comfort.

ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 for Men

Color: Lightning/White/Fire
Color: Lightning/White/Fire

ASICS Nimbus 13 Review

For those who have purchased or worn the predecessor to ASICS Nimbus 13 shoe, you will discover the brand new design to become much like the actual Nimbus 12 along with 2 small, however substantial practical enhancements within the prior design: (1) increased side-to-side stability as well as (2) somewhat reduce lower profile heel.

For anyone new to ASICS, or the ASICS Nimbus collection, this line is considered one of the company's main line. Although it comes usually at a $120 and up price point, this shoe is completely worth the price if you are a seasoned runner or something looking to become more serious about their running.The actual footwear is specially perfect for individuals with the "neutral" entrance as well as somewhat greater arches -- there's higher padding for that arches. If you're the high-mileage athlete (operating twenty five miles or even more per week) optimizing with regard to comfort and ease more than complete pace, this particular is a superb footwear to coach into prevent accidental injuries. Operating on the treadmill machine or even something lacking difficult concrete and you'll seem like you're operating upon gentle planet.

With regards to the modifications made to ASICS Nimbus 13:

(1) The actual enhanced side-to-side balance is really a substantial enhancement. Whilst not suggested, We used the actual footwear to some trunk camp-style course which incorporated plenty of left-right movement. Getting formerly attempted this particular in the last Nimbus 12, my personal feet slid precariously round the footbed. Within the brand new design the actual footwear seems much more attached to the actual feet. This particular converts nicely in order to straight-line operating because almost always the actual landscape may have it's unequal places. Previously this particular designed jerking upward your own lower-leg rapidly to prevent the garbled ankle joint, however using the brand new design arrives elevated self-confidence.

(2) An additional adding element towards the elevated side-to-side balance may be the somewhat lower-profile back heel. When compared to prior design the actual back heel seems simply somewhat reduce. This can be a good impact from the present pattern in the direction of organic operating within the foot-shaped webby-feet footwear. (For that report We personal some as well as such as all of them with regard to strolling upon gentle areas, but nonetheless such as the cushioning of the running footwear for that standard difficult areas experienced within operating. )#) What ever the reason behind this particular minor alter, I'd price this a noticeable difference because there isn't any apparent lack of padding.

Looks-wise the brand new design is a lot much more "fashion forward" along with greater comparison colours compared to any kind of prior versions, which can be an advantage or even without based on your own perspective. Each brand new combos tend to be somewhat plasticy searching -- much more inline along with Nike yet others, although Asics is definitely in regards to an action at the rear of with this regard. The actual silver-fire colour may be the less dangerous option, however the brand new white-blue mixture, appears much better within actual life compared to anticipated, although the whitened can make your own feet appear just a little bigger.

Two mentions: (a) if you're a newcomer to Asics or ASICS Nimbus 13, many people purchase 1 size up than their own typical footwear -- for example, should you use size 10 on your normal footwear, you may want to purchase a 11. Also, (b) as with the majority of athletic shoes, the actual share insoles tend to be hardly much better than cardboard -- based on your own operating design, range, and so on, you might want a good aftermarket insole. However just about all athletic shoes are afflicted by this problem, and so i 'm not really deducting the celebrity with this.

Within amount, the brand new design develops on the actual huge enhancements created in the earlier version (the actual enhancement through Nimbus 11 in order to Nimbus 12 had been spectacular), however the variations tend to be iterative, instead of innovative. Regardless, the ASICS Nimbus 13 is still considered a great piece of footwear for any runner.


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