ASICS Men's GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe,Black/Lightning/Orange,13 M US
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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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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.
- Package Dimensions: 14.5 x 8.6 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- ASIN: B0031Y6N58
- Item model number: T045N.9030-Blk/Litng/Orange-4-13 M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 23, 2013
- 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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But I'm a walker. I've been a walker since my youth in The Bronx, New York where I regularly walked to/from the subway, and to various places in Manhattan. I now live in CA, but I still love to walk. Years ago I learned that the best walking shoes for me were running shoes. I also learned that my feet needed quality running shoes, and that most models of running shoes are designed, not for supinators like me, but for pronators.
In the last few years I've favored Brooks shoes. Recently I was delighted to learn about the Asics Gel Nimbus 11s and 12s with asymetrical lacing, apparently designed for supinators!
I lucked out when I bought the last Amazon-offered Gel Nimbus 11. It was, amazingly, in my size -- 11.5. I then discovered that the Gel Nimbus 12 has the same type of lacing, and in short order I purchased two pair.
I've tested out both my Gel Nimbus 11s and Gel Nimbus 12s a few times, and my right foot is very happy. (My very normal left foot seems totally content with the asymmetric lacing.)
Subsequent Asics Gel Nimbus models 13, 14 and 15 seem to lack the old asymmetrical lacing design. I don't understand why. But I just turned 87, and I'm still walking 2-3 times per week. I hope my supply of a Gel Nimbus 11 pair and two Gel Nimbus 12s (together with my Brooks and other shoes) will last me a lifetime.
One thing: don't wear these Asics on a trail; they are not made to endure x-slope and rock-kicks, and harsh trails will very quickly turn these fine road shoes into ridiculous clown slippers.
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.
First, a little about me... I am a runner. I recently upped my daily running from 4 miles to 6 miles and at the same time I bought some cheap $20 running shoes at Walmart to replace my pricey Reeboks that I bought long time ago. And I think you know what I am about to tell you here--my feet started to hurt. They started to hurt where my toes are and in that area. Buying those cheap shoes not only cost me $20, but they also injured me and forced me to switch running to every other day instead of every day.
Today, I was sitting at home all beat-up from the run this morning. I was wearing my old Reeboks, but my feet were still hurting and I was feeling very tired. Then, the Fedex guy brought my shoes and everything has changed :)
I put the shoes on and immediately felt a tremendous relief from the pain and within 5 minutes I wanted to go for the second 6 mile run. I ended up calming myself down, but still jumped on my bike to go down to Bread Company to show off my new shoes a little :) Actually, I just wanted to enjoy them because they felt amazing.
So, my first impression and the first day with these shoes is superb. These are great shoes and feel incredible on my feet.
I ordered half size bigger than my actual size and it was a great decision.
I was thinking about spending up to $120 on either Reeboks, Nikes or New Balance, but ended up going with Nimbus 12 for $75. That also was a great decision.
I think you'll like these shoes very much.