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- 100% Textile/Synthetic
- Rubber sole
- Shaft measures approximately Low-Top" from arch
- Night-ready trail running shoe with allover reflective upper and glow-in-the-dark GEL cushioning
- FluidFit upper technology
- Discrete eyelet lacing system
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ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17
Be prepared for the revolutionized GEL-Nimbus 17. The GEL-Nimbus 17 sheds some serious weight with the nearly seamless FluidFit upper to aid in preventing blisters, while a new FluidRide midsole and extended Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL-Cushioning system have improved the already opulent and comfortable ride. Crafted for a range of running gaits, the enhanced cushioning and support from the ComforDry X-40 Sockliner and Guidance Trustic System assist underpronators and those who run with a more neutral stride, while increasing both comfort and running efficiency.
GEL-Nimbus 17 Benefits
- Exceptional moisture management for high-level breathability
- Impeccable distance shoe for extreme/moderate underpronators
- Refined cushioning and support
Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning:
ASICS GEL-Cushioning reduces the the shock during impact and toe-off phases, allowing for a smooth transition throughout your stride.
Ultimately, running shoes are about fit, and our FluidFit upper technology utilizes a combination of multi-directional stretch mesh and stretch reinforcements to create a glove-like fit.
The ability to bounce back within a shoe is important, but also being able to provide cushioning, reduced weight and exceptional durability is even better.
ASICS: History and Heritage
After the second world war, ASICS founder Kihachiro Onitsuka observed children wandering the streets barefoot, and decided to help the youth of his country. By promoting the values of Sport, and providing them with high quality athletic shoes to help them perform their best, he believed he could help the children of Japan build a better future with the philosophy of Anima Sana In Corpore Sano: “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body.” In 1949, Onitsuka Co. was born, and soon after, the first ever footwear was released from the fledgling brand: a basketball shoe called the “Tiger.” In the years that followed, Onitsuka Co. (re-named “ASICS” in 1977) designed a myriad of scientifically sound, sport-specific shoes for athletes. Mr. Onitsuka’s emphasis on the spirit of Sport and a focus on the needs of the athlete continue today with ASICS, Onitsuka Tiger, And ASICS Tiger shoes, clothing, and accessories. Our dedication to never stop bettering our best reflects our desire to help you, the athlete, to always Better Your Best.
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 17 from Asics..
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.
- Product Dimensions: 15 x 7 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00KO9GLQ4
- Item model number: GEL-Nimbus 17-M
- Date first listed on Amazon: November 17, 2009
- 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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I generally wear Asics and I can say without a doubt this model is the best I've ever worn. They are comfortable, both in the uppers and lowers. Great heel lock. They are light weight. AND oddly enough, I've been wearing the heck out of these on a daily basis for a good 2 months and they still look new. Mind you, this is not some indoor shoe for me, I run on mixed terrain from sidewalk to grass to light trails (and I love my Nimbus 17 so much, I've been using them dual purpose for my daily shoe as well) and still after 2 months, they look new enough that people say "oh, bought a new pair huh" NOPE, same pair!!!! I did run them though the wash once, just because I wore them barefoot a few times and even though they're super breathable and there was no odor, I wanted to be sure they stayed fresh, but still, wash or not, the side sole of most other shoes would be showing wear and tear, but not the Nimbus 17, they're holding up incredibly well. The picture is after 2 full months of daily wear. The durability alone is a major selling point.
Over all, I highly recommend this shoe. There's no one area this shoe excels in, Asics made a shoe that excels in every area, they really set the standard by which I'll judge all future shoe purchases.
To put my review in perspective, I'm currently running about 2-4 miles a day, and my pace can be from 6-8 minute/mile. I'm about 5'11" and 235lbs so cushioning is a must for me. I did take this pair for a test run today and they passed my initial testing in terms of cushioning and minimizing joint impact. Where with my Asics Cumulus 15 that I was using as an in-between shoe wrecked my feet, I didn't have that issue today.
So overall, I give this shoe high marks, though I'm not a fan of the super stiff frame, everything else about it is fine.
First, let me note that the link to check fit (showing the view of the shoe's bottom-of-foot profile vs. another shoe) was extremely helpful. Based on that, I selected 1/2 size larger than I'd ever ordered for any shoe, and the result was excellent.
Fit/Comfort: Great. Roomy enough in the toe box. Not too tight side to side. Really nice feel in the heel.
Appearance: Terrific - matches the photos, and quality appears very good.
Cushioning: Unbelievable - far more noticeable, especially in the heel, than in any shoe I've ever worn!
But it's the cushioning that creates my dilemma. I do little running any more, but the Nimbus 17's - their cushioning and overall - seem quite fine for that, but a better/longer test will have to wait for warmer weather. And for normal walking/strolling/ambling, the shoe is also very good, with the cushioning a definite plus. BUT, if you are a very brisk walker, I do NOT recommend these shoes. I do not understand what's going on biomechanically, but the super cushioning changes walking motion and effort. Speed is slowed a bit, effort required is increased, and the back of my legs hurts sooner/more. Saucony Ride's (I've used 4-5 different models) and Brooks Addiction Walkers have never had this problem.
Learned lesson, even if the older models worked perfectly, trying a new pair before buying is the best.