ASICS Men's GEL-Nimbus 14 Running Shoe

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  • Synthetic and mesh upper
  • Rubber sole
  • Solyte® Midsole Material - A lighter weight midsole compound than ASICS' standard EVA and SpEVA® with enhanced cushioning and durability.
  • Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®) - ASICS® design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • P.H.F.® (Personalized Heel Fit) - 2 layers of memory foam line the collar and mold to the athlete's heel, creating a personalized fit.
  • Biomorphic Fit ® Upper - Stretch material strategically placed on the upper helps to reduce buckling and the potential for irritation.
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Product Description

The Asics Gel-Nimbus 14 Running Shoe D Width for Men brings with it a sleeker profile than its predecessors while maintaining its famously plush, yet stable ride. Key improvements include reduction in weight, increased breathability, and an all new design sure to please runners ranging from the underpronator to the moderate overpronator.ComforDry™ Sockliner Provides cushioning performance and anti-odor properties for a cooler, drier, healthier environment..Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®) ASICS® design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off..T241N.

Men's GEL-Nimbus® 14 Running Shoe
ASICS Men's GEL-Nimbus 14 Running Shoe

The ASICS Men's GEL-Nimbus 14 Running Shoe features GEL cushioning for comfort while providing stability in the midsole and improving your natural stride with the vertical Guidance Line. The sleek shoe offers a personalized fit with two layers of memory foam in the collar and independently placed eyelets. The breathable mesh upper helps your feet stay cool and comfortable during long runs.

  • Sleek, lightweight shoe with front and rear GEL cushioning
  • Space Trusstic System enables stable, efficient foot function
  • I.G.S. enhances natural gait and helps improve performance
  • Collar memory foam molds to your heel
  • Gender-specific sole adds comfort and stability
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Plush Cushion with Lightweight Midsole System

The ASICS Men's GEL-Nimbus 14 Running Shoe is lighter and sleeker than its predecessor, but it maintains the GEL cushioning system in the front and rear for comfort. The stabilizing Guidance Trusstic System creates a pocket next to the midsole for more efficient foot function while maintaining the structural integrity of the shoe. Made with lightweight Solyte material, the midsole offers added cushion and durability as you run or jog.

Impact Guidance System Enhances Your Natural Gait

Whether you're a weekend warrior or a seasoned road veteran, the GEL-Nimbus 14 Running Shoe's Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.) can enhance your natural gait and help improve performance. This 11.1-ounce shoe also features the vertical flex groove Guidance Line for improved efficiency as your heel strikes the ground and your toes lift.

Personalized Fit and Support

The GEL-Nimbus 14 features Personal Heel Fit (P.H.F.), two layers of memory foam around the collar that mold to your heel. The shoe's Heel Clutching System adds extra support to the heel. For a personalized fit in the upper, the shoe offers discrete eyelets placed independently, so you can better control your shoelace tension. Plus, the cushioned sole is gender specific for added comfort and stability.

Durable Outsole in Key Areas

The shoe incorporates ASICS High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) in essential areas of the outsole for enhanced durability. For added cushioning, the forefoot features DuraSponge material.

Comfort Features Reduce Irritation

For breathability during long runs, the GEL-Nimbus 14 features a Biomorphic Fit upper with stretchable mesh material that improves airflow and helps keep your feet cool and comfortable. A ComforDry sock liner cushions your feet and helps prevent odors.

Recognized by Runners and Podiatrists

The GEL-Nimbus 14 has earned the Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). It was an editor's choice pick in Runner's World magazine's 2012 Spring Shoe Guide.

About ASICS: Shoes for a Sound Mind and Body

ASICS takes its name from an acronym formed by the Latin phrase "anima sana in corpore sano": a sound mind in a sound body. To promote the spirit of this phrase, ASICS strives to produce exceptional sports footwear and apparel. The research and design teams at ASICS use high-tech equipment and computer software to explore, analyze, and test new technologies that are incorporated into each product. ASICS also works with elite athletes to understand their performance needs, which translates to better products for ordinary road warriors and weekend sports enthusiasts.

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ASICS Men's GEL-Nimbus 14 Running Shoe.

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  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 9 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B006H30KAE
  • Item model number: GEL-NIMBUS 14-M
  • Date first available at December 8, 2006
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,533 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    New for 2012, this is the 14th iteration of one of Asics flagship models.

    Overview: The latest version in the lineage remains true to its predecessors. If you liked the Nimbus in the past, you will like this one too. While Asics claims to have made a significant number of changes to the new model, most are superficial. The primary differences are:

    (1) a slightly narrower profile (meaning the soul does not flair out as much), though the toe box retains about the same interior width for your toes;

    (2) weight has been reduced by about 4 ounces per pair, while cushioning remains as good as ever; and

    (3) flashier colors have been added to suggest a more premium line.

    In addition to the more subtle blue/black version, the original release includes two jazzier color combinations: a neon yellow / blue and a black / "digital neon." (If past models are any indication, more color combinations through the year.)

    Brief Background: I am 6'1", 175, and run three to seven miles several days a week - primarily on city streets and paved running trails, sometimes on the treadmill. Once or twice a year I will train up to the half-marathon to full-marathon level for a short window, but running is generally part of my cross training program. The Nimbus 14s are probably my 7th or 8th version to run in of the Nimbus line. (I also periodically buy a set of Kayanos, but prefer the Nimbus for their slightly higher level of cushioning.)

    About Asics: For years Asics has had two popular models: the Kayano (now on its 18th iteration) and the Nimbus. These were the models that first regularly broke the $100 per pair mark. Now, so many iterations later, they are retailing for $140 - $150 per pair.
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    Size: 10.5 D(M) USColor: Neon Yellow/Navy/Lightning Verified Purchase
    I am a neutral runner who averages only about 10 to 15 miles a week. For years I ran on the Asics Kinsei and loved them, except for the price. I eventually tried the Brooks Ghost, a less supportive shoe that was quick and had a lot of go! The cushioning lacked immensely though for longer runs but I kept them around as a cross training shoe for speed and strength drills.

    As my Kinsei were seeing their last days and my feet tired of running in the Ghosts (my shins were yelling at me in these shoes), I was back in the market for a shoe that had the quality of the Kinsei, the speed of the Ghosts and a price range that was actually manageable. After a a few weeks of going through Runners World, researching my running style and impact, and eventually looking at the points on my foot that apply the most pressure, I came across the Asics Nimbus 14. I had tried the 13 and 12s during the previous years but was just not jazzed by the feel and responsiveness.

    The improvements in the 14s made it feel like a whole new shoe though! The comfort and support are just right for my neutral running style. I have a "normal" arch and run mostly on my mid and forefoot. In some reports, I saw something about a slower responsiveness due to the cushioning in the shoe, but I felt like they had plenty of get up and go when I pushed the run. The shoe is also well ventilated and prevents any overheating while on my 3-4 miles runs. I usually integrated hills with my workouts and the shoe had plenty of grip and stability for the ups and downs as well.

    The best part of the shoe is that it provides you (me) with one of the best feelings, not worrying about what's on my feet. I can just run and focus on MY workout. They gave me this feeling within day one.
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    Size: 11 D(M) USColor: Lightning/Blue/Black Verified Purchase
    I have been wearing Nimbus for the past 6 years. I love the cushioning, but I find that the Nimbus 14 is narrow for my foot. It will stretch because it is made of fabric, but I wish the toe box area had been designed a bit wider. I also preferred the off center lacing of past Nimbus models. This is not my favorite ASICS Nimbus design.
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    Size: 8 D(M) USColor: Lightning/Blue/Black Verified Purchase
    Length: 0:27 Mins
    I have been running since quite a few years now. Over the time I have been getting shin splints and running more than 3 miles would be extremely painful for my feet. This was really frustrating as I had enough stamina to go beyond 3 miles but my feet were keeping me off. I tried a number of shoes to address this issue and none of them provided the level of comfort the Nimbus 14 had. The cushioning is awesome and it feels like running on a carpet. Apart from the cushioning they are flexible too and provide a comfortable ride. Although I would not recommend them for training and they are not meant to. Gone are the days of shin splints for me and now I can easily run 5 miles without the excruciating pain at the end of it. Thank you asics for making such a wonderful (and good looking) product. Feels liberating.
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    If you are looking for a neutral running shoe with lots of cushioning than I highly recomend the Nimbus 14. If your not sure if you have a neutral running gate than go to your local running store (not a chain) and have them asses your gate and buy from them. Without supporting them, this valuable advice/service is gone (trust me I Love Amazon but for running shoes, etc...).

    This is the lightest Nimbus yet but feels even more cushioned than the previous model. I have an average to narrow foot and the 13 also felt too snug in toe box area, the 14 does not feel too tight for my foot. Fit is the most important aspect of any running shoe, but is an individual thing, so always try on first and jog around the store.

    Assuming it's a good fit for your foot (this shoe runs true to size and for most folks this shoe should be a good fit) than I highly reccommend this shoe. I intentially try/buy other brands from time to time just to mix it up and see, over time, how other top line shoes feel/work. For me, hands down, Asics is the best in terms of comfort/fit, quality, and cushioning. And, in all three of these areas, the Nimbus 14 is the best running shoe to date.
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