Available December 2017 – MSRP $160.00
Year after year, the ASICS Gel Nimbus series has provided runners with a highly cushioned daily training option that creates a luxurious on-foot experience. In the 19th version we saw a complete redesign that featured an all new FlyteFoam midsole; now with version 20 we see smaller refinements, like tweaks to the upper to further enhance fit and comfort.
With identical tooling to its predecessor, this shoe continues to offer the plush underfoot experience that the Nimbus series is known for. Featuring a FlyteFoam and FluidRide midsole, paired with both forefoot and rearfoot gel cushioning, the shoe provides a high level of shock absorption that is fantastic for anything from daily training to long runs. A durable rubber outsole delivers plenty of traction, and the use of a guidance line creates an ultra smooth ride from foot-strike to toe-off.
The only real update to the Nimbus 20 is in the upper. At first glance, it appears similar to the past version, but some small alterations should help create added comfort and a more dialed-in fit. The shoe uses a Gradient mesh that offers a slightly more open design in key areas and should further increase breathability. Small changes in overlay design will enhance fit, and improvements in the lacing system should reduce pinching and irritation. Finished off with a modified heel counter, the new Nimbus will continue to offer a snug and supportive heel fit.
Preliminary Tech Specs
Men’s stack height*: 31mm heel, 21mm forefoot, 10mm heel-toe offset
Women’s stack height*: 32mm heel, 19mm forefoot, 13mm heel-toe offset
Weight*: 10.8 oz (men’s size 9), 9.3 oz (women’s size 8)
*Production stack heights and weights may differ from the preliminary data listed here.
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