ASICS Men's GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe

4.6 out of 5 stars 347 customer reviews

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  • Synthetic and mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • Impact Guidance System enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • Guidance line provides gait efficiency
  • Space Trusstic System creates a pocket between the Trusstic System, device and the midsole, allowing for controlled midsole deformation and more efficient foot function
  • Asymmetrical lacing design is an anatomically correct environment that reduces potential for irritation and provides improved comfort and fit
  • Discrete Eyelets are independently placed to disburse lace tension, creating a customized fitting environment and enhanced upper comfort
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Product Description

With supreme cushioning and enhanced features, the Gel-Nimbus 12 from Asics will keep you running steady and true mile after mile. Built for the neutral to under-pronator who requires enhanced cushioning. This shoe features an impact guidance system to enhance the foot's natural movement from heel strike to toe-off, combination upper of breathable mesh and lightweight synthetic leather overlays for added support, biomorphic fit upper helps to reduce buckling and the potential for irritation, asymmetrical lacing design also reduces potential for irritation and provides improved comfort and fit, removable ComforDry sockliner offers the optimum cushioning system that creates a cooler, drier, and healthier shoe environment, discrete eyelets disburse lace tension creating a customized fitting environment and enhanced upper comfort, and the 3M reflectivity enhances visibility during low light hours.
Style T045N

Now in its 12th incarnation, this venerable trainer offers top-of-the line cushioning and a stable ride. Loaded with new features including Guidance Line for gait efficiency and Discrete Eye-stay construction, along with ASICS Impact Guidance System (I.G.S), Space Trusstic System, Biomorphic Fit Upper, and a ComforDry Sockliner.

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  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 7.2 x 4.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0031Y6NE4
  • Item model number: T045N
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 6, 2003
  • 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.
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,005 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    By Rugger Burke on March 29, 2010
    The Nimbus 12 is new for 2010 and is a worth successor to the excellent Nimbus 11. If you are a neutral runner (with maybe slightly higher arches) that optimizes for comfort over distance ahead of absolute speed this is a good shoe for you or at least a good shoe for you to train in to avoid injuries.

    The Nimbus line is one of Asics franchise shoes; it is at the higher end of cost and purpose made for running. Note that there is little lateral support, so if you are cross-training in other sports you may need another pair of shoes. The Nimbus is particularly well suited for high-mileage runners (those running 25 miles or more a week) and those with a "neutral" gate and slightly higher arches - there is greater cushioning for the arches.

    For background, I am 6'1", 175, and run three to six miles several days a week - 2/3rds of the time on a treadmill and 1/3 of the time outside. Some seasons I kick up the miles for a marathon, but in general running is part of a cross training program. I have traditionally, oscillated between New Balance and Asics, but tend to favor Asics (in part because the numbering system used by New Balance makes it more challenging to find the same types of shoes from year to year). The Nimbus 12s are probably my 5th or 6th iteration with the Nimbus line.

    When you first see these in person you will notice two changes from previous versions:
    1. more flash
    2. an asymmetrical lacing pattern
    The toe caps and portions of the shoe are shiny and look jazzier (to some maybe more expensive) than previous versions. The asymmetrical lacing pattern means that the laces follow an angle from the front of the shoe to the back, rather than the traditional parallel line (along the middle) from front to back.
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    The Nimbus 12 is new for 2010 and is a worth successor to the excellent Nimbus 11. If you are a neutral runner (with maybe slightly higher arches) that optimizes for comfort over distance ahead of absolute speed this is a good shoe for you or at least a good shoe for you to train in to avoid injuries.

    The Nimbus line is one of Asics franchise shoes; it is at the higher end of cost and purpose made for running. Note that there is little lateral support, so if you are cross-training in other sports you may need another pair of shoes. The Nimbus is particularly well suited for high-mileage runners (those running 25 miles or more a week) and those with a "neutral" gate and slightly higher arches - there is greater cushioning for the arches.

    For background, I am 6'1", 175, and run three to six miles several days a week - 2/3rds of the time on a treadmill and 1/3 of the time outside. Some seasons I kick up the miles for a marathon, but in general running is part of a cross training program. I have traditionally, oscillated between New Balance and Asics, but tend to favor Asics (in part because the numbering system used by New Balance makes it more challenging to find the same types of shoes from year to year). The Nimbus 12s are probably my 5th or 6th iteration with the Nimbus line.

    When you first see these in person you will notice two changes from previous versions:
    1. more flash
    2. an asymmetrical lacing pattern
    The toe caps and portions of the shoe are shiny and look jazzier (to some maybe more expensive) than previous versions. The asymmetrical lacing pattern means that the laces follow an angle from the front of the shoe to the back, rather than the traditional parallel line (along the middle) from front to back.
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    First of all let me begin telling you that I'm new to the Asics Brand. I did the terrible mistake of believing all running shoes were similar, therefore didn't pay much attention to brand, just a correct fit for my underpronation.
    And Yes, what I mistake I made.
    I'm not a marathoner or intend to be, I categorize myself as an individual who tries to have a somewhat healthy or active lifestyle and not be surprised by a heart attack in my mid 40's.
    I jog around 6 kms (3.7 miles) per day and wear out my running shoes approximately each 6 months (my last pair was a NB 767).
    Been feeling a bit of pain in my lower back and knee in the last couple of months, so a friend of mine recommended changing to a cushioning type of running shoe.
    After doing my internet research, I stumbled upn the Asics Nimbus 12 model, and got some great reviews of it.
    So I took the chance and ordered them.
    The minute I tried them on, I felt amazingly well, my feet felt like cuddled, supported and cushioned. Then I went out and did my daily jog.
    Not only I got less tired, but felt no pain.
    So, considering that I'm not into fads or anything like that, I strongly recommend this par of running shoes if u haven't made up your mind.
    I know that my next pair of shoes will be Asics Nimbus....
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    Size: 11.5 D(M) USColor: White / Black / Royal Verified Purchase
    The Gel-Nimbus 12 is very comfortable and has excellent cushioning. It's also a very breathable shoe (I live in Florida so it's a must for me). I recently did a 22 mile long run w/these shoes and had no issues. My only two complaints are:

    1. I wish there was a better selection of colors for this shoe.
    2. The inside area of the shoe that supports the Achilles tendon seems to wear out quickly if I wear cotton socks.

    Previously, I was wearing Asics Kayano 15, however, after about 100 miles I started getting runner's knee and calf cramps on my runs. At first, I couldn't figure out the cause of my injuries, but then a friend recommended that I get a shoe that works for my foot type (flat feet). The Asics Kayano 15 is rated as a 'Stability' shoe. I needed a 'Neutral-Cushioned' shoe, so I bought the Gel-Nimbus 12 and have not had any sign of runner's knee or calf cramps since.
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