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- Rubber sole
- FluidRide Midsole: FluidRide provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability.
- Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems: Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
- FluidFit Upper: ASICS FluidFit upper technology combines multi-directional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapt to the athlete's foot, creating a truly customized glove-like fit.
- Heel Clutching System Technology: Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment.
- Seamless Construction: The use of seamless materials reduces the potential for irritation and friction caused by traditional stitches and seams.
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After 18 years of innovation, the Nimbus® series continues as one of the most recognized high performing footwear by ASICS. The new gel® placement offers modernized geometry of cushioning, designed to improve adaptability and mitigate brisk impacts. Improved guidance line® technology harmoniously syncs componentry to embrace the motions of the runner’s gait cycle.
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: 5 x 5 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B0118Z4S6C
- Item model number: GEL-Nimbus 18-W
- Date first available at Amazon.com: 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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So I called Asics (do this and ask for their advice what shoe is designed for your type of feet.) and they said for someone who tends to lean to the outside sides of the feet (outer pronation) and has plantar fasciitis and that I had neither high arches nor flat feet, they recommended this Nimbus style or Quantum 360. I had figured I would stay with the gel 1140s but they don't make them any more and their replacement is GT 1000 3 or 4.
Um, quantum style is close to $200!! I simply can't splurge to that extent plus I couldn't find them to try on so I tried to locate nimbus to try them on. I ordered the GT 1000 4 but cancelled my order after I tried on a pair of GT 1000 3 at kohls and it was TERRIBLE. Not even the same feel as my past due running shoes. Hardly any padding, felt like my feet were trying to probate inwards and my heels still hurt. Then I tried on the Cumulus and those felt pretty good actually. You could feel the gel spring and cushioning and it felt nice. I still wanted to see how these compared to Nimbus, but kohls didn't have them.
I stopped at Dicks Sporting Goods and they had a bunch of Ascis including Nimbus. They had Nimbus 17 and Nimbus 18. I tried both on. I died of joy upon lacing them up. I didn't know shoes could feel like this. Clouds? Pillows? Latex mattress? Completely surrounding hugging contouring with your feet? I tried on 7.5 and they fit exactly how I expected my feet would in a 7.5. The 17 and 18 were very very close in feel but the 18 felt just a bit more springy and gel cushioning on my heels so I decided on the 18. The 18 felt a little more structured while the 17 felt a little more pliable and softer bodied.
Yes, they are $149.95. I bought them from Dicks because Amazon had them for the exact same price and I didn't want the hassle of returning them if needed though Amazon is always excellent about that. I loved the color Dicks had in my size (titanium, white, neon yellow, and turquoise) and it can be worn with lots of outfits without standing out like a stop sign on my feet. They even look nice with my long casual maxi skirts! I am still reeling that I paid that for running shoes, but I really haven't broken the bank on running shoes over the years at all. I do think they should be cheaper than that like maybe $100.
Please do yourself a favor, if you have painful burning feet and heels and need comfy footwear.....upgrade to something like this if your feet are similar in pronation, arches, etc. or at least call Asics and find out what shoe they recommend for you. I am so glad I purchased these. And considering how long my last pair held up (aside from being stretched out and worn and thinned out....they are in remarkable condition outside and inside), I'm expecting it to be money well spent in the long run.
NOTE: these will probably feel a little tight on your feet at first. I wore them around the house a couple of hours first and was worried I should have upgraded to an 8, but they loosened up a good deal and I'm glad I didn't size up or I'd be clopping around in boats.
**Update*** still love these and I want another pair. I failed to mention they DO run small! I ordered a half size up and that worked for me.
Update!! Still going strong after 6 months of 5-15 mile day. I do alternate every other day and have since bought another pair. Suck these up before they change them again!!
Update Dec 2016: the shoe did continue to separate to about 2 inches but seems to be at a stand still now and no further separation. Still disappointed in this happening, but other wise the shoe is still doing pretty good. My feet definitely still hurt and i still have fasciitis but they feel better over all wearing these shoes.