ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 running shoes are cushioned, plush shoes that give underpronators to mild overpronators a luxurious ride. With even more weight loss than previous models, this version is lighter and quicker to deliver fast runs. A more innovative and nearly seamless upper feels and looks like a dream.
Upper: FluidFit® combines multi-directional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapt to the athlete’s foot and create a truly customized glove-like fit. Heel Clutching System™ provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment. Seamless Construction reduces the potential for irritation and friction caused by traditional stitches and seams. Discrete Eyelets disperse lace tension and create a customized fit environment and enhanced upper comfort. Mesh provides breathable flexibility.
Midsole: FluidRide™ provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability. Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Cushioning Systems attenuate shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allow movement on multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle. Guidance Trusstic System® integrates Guidance Line® construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity. ComforDry™ X-40 Sockliner features higher rebound properties while providing excellent moisture management, high-level breathability and antimicrobial properties.
Outsole: Guidance Line® vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency. AHAR® ASICS High Abrasion Rubber placed in critical areas of the outsole provide exceptional durability.
"The Nimbus has long been the Cadillac of the ASICS line: the plushest, most cushioned ride you can buy. The 17th edition is a luxury sport model, displaying nimble performance as the lightest and most flexible Nimbus yet, while even more cushioned. The upper has been overhauled with a seamless mesh that conforms and moves with your foot. A plastic external cage supports the heel without adding much weight. The sockliner is made of a lighter, bouncier material; gel padding extends farther forward to cushion your outside toe. The women's model is built for a women's-specific foot shape and uses softer foams and more heel lift to support the Achilles tendon. Testers gave the shoe a big thumbs up for fit, cushioning, and ride, faulting it only for its color. "