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ASICS Men's GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe


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Fit true to size and provide a comfortable landing each and every stride.
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  • Man Made
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Heel measures approximately 1.75"
  • FluidFit multi-directional upper flex
  • FluidRide midsole bounce-back cushioning
  • Rearfoot and forefoot GEL cushioning systems
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In 1949, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka began his athletic footwear company (Onitsuka Co., Ltd.) by manufacturing basketball shoes out of his living room in Kobe, Japan. He chose the name ASICS for his company in 1977, based on a famous Latin phrase "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano," which, when translated, expresses the ancient ideal of "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body." Taking the acronym of this phrase, ASICS was founded on the belief that the best way to create a healthy and happy lifestyle is to promote total health and fitness. Today, ASICS offers a full line of performance-driven athletic shoes and technical active sports apparel and accessories dedicated to bringing harmony to the body and soul.

Ready to go the distance? Find the combination of cushioning and stability to keep you on your feet mile after mile in the GEL-Nimbus 16 from Asics.

  • ASIN: B00ES813EM
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 4 x 7 inches; 12 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • 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.
  • Origin: Vietnam
  • Item model number: GEL-NIMBUS 16-M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    A lot cushion and very supportive.
    nomadterp
    The Nimbus 16 is a significant improvement in my opinion.
    Gary Goodnow
    Fit great, feel great, and very comfortable.
    Omar

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Walker on July 15, 2014
    Color Name: White/Black/RoyalSize Name: 10 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    I walk three miles a day on an asphalt bike path. I have always worn New Balance shoes, but my feet were always burning when I neared the end of my walk. I decided that I needed more cushioning and decided to try these ASICS because of the gel cushioning. My feet are loving these ASICS. I have had them for about 1 month and they are the best shoes I have ever worn.
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    19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By R. Perna on September 29, 2014
    Color Name: Titanium/Black/RedSize Name: 10.5 4E US Verified Purchase
    I used the Gel Nimbus 15s to train for a marathon over the summer. A month from race day, they were getting worn down, so I bought the 16s to replace them.

    Compared to the 15, the Gel Nimbus 16 is less cushy, and has a touch more support. Definitely still a neutral shoe. Overall I think it's a bit more comfortable to run in, the old shoes could get kind of ponderous and squishy. I would say it's like taking the soft touring tires off a Buick and putting tires with firmer sidewalls on. Same basic ride, but the car feels more planted with more control.

    I did a ten miler right out of the gate in these shoes, and my knees, legs, and feet felt great after. If you liked the 15s, I suspect you'd like these. I wouldn't suggest them to people who buy expensive running shoes to just walk around in, but I would think most runners who liked the old shoes would love these.
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    27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By thor on May 14, 2014
    Color Name: White/Black/RoyalSize Name: 11 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    Could not tell the difference between the Nimbus 12,13,14,15 but the new 16 is a marked improvement . Better road feel, lighter, and softer impact .
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    19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Fernando Bastos P. Silva on May 8, 2014
    Color Name: White/Black/RoyalSize Name: 10.5 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    As a long time runner I have already tested many brands but Asics is the best.
    For this latest release Nimbus 16 I give 4 stars just because I think Nimbus 15 was better in cushioning.
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    16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Gary Goodnow on September 5, 2014
    Color Name: Titanium/Black/RedSize Name: 12 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    Although I liked the Asics Nimbus 15 alright, I was never totally pleased - a 4 star. I believe I've worn every iteration of the Nimbus line and have been pleased, especially in the arch support area. But some have been better than others. In my mind, this is by far the best of the Nimbus' so far.

    The Nimbus 16 is a significant improvement in my opinion. I've worn them now for 2 months for my daily run of 3 miles each day outside in various weather conditions. I love them.

    Fit: I wear a size 12 med and the fit on these is perfect. I found the 16 to be a little sloppy and loose. These fit true to a size 12.

    Support: The support is where I find the 16 far superior to its predecessor. Their is better ankle support and these shoes do not have any side roll - they provide excellent side support. Also, I find the arch support far better and is perfect for my foot - I need some additional arch support. The heel is very well cushioned and gives you a bit of a bounce when it strikes the pavement. Also, the support for the ball of the foot is very good. I do wear custom orthotics which are a huge benefit, but I also wore them with the old shoe.

    Weight: I'm always a bit suspicious when I read a running shoe is even lighter than its predecessor. I've found at times you give up support. However, with the 16, I can't find any tradeoffs yet. They feel practically weightless.

    Overall, this is a very comfortable running shoe that provides excellent all around foot support. I am going to buy another pair if I can still find one so I will have a pair for future. I like them that much.

    My only complaint is the pathetic insoles, but since all shoes suffer this problem, I didn't feel it fair to downgrade the rating. And since I wear custom orthotics, it's not an issue anyway.
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    13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By transam617 on May 30, 2014
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    I have run on the Nimbus 15 for the past year and loved those shoes. I run about 3 times per week about 3-4 miles at a time. The Nimbus 16's are a little faster but dont give the same ultra-soft landing as the 15's did.

    Still overall a great shoe.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JoJo on July 12, 2014
    Color Name: White/Black/RoyalSize Name: 7 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    I really like these shoes. I usually am a Nike fan boy but decided to give these a try and let me tell you: Wow! I loved them! They are to this date my best running shoe I have worn. I already put in over 40 miles of runs on them!
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    8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Charles Carr on August 3, 2014
    Color Name: Island Blue/Lightning/LimeSize Name: 12 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    I gave these Asics a four star rating because I haven't had them long enough to speak on the durability of them. The cushioning is definitely very good. The sole structure is a bit wider than the Nike's I've been wearing, making them very stable. They're also lighter than the Nike's by almost 2 ounces. Doesn't sound like much, but on a five mile run it's noticeable. The toe box is wide and comfortable, and the heel structure is nice and snug to prevent slipping up and down, wearing blisters. The gel sole is so soft that my legs got sore the first time I wore them. Heel to toe height is closer to flat than I've worn before, taking a little bit of getting used to. I exercise on about 50% trail / 50% pavement. The Nimbus felt solid on both surfaces. If they prove to be durable, I would be very happy with these. I would recommend them to friends.
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