Updated: October 21st, 2011
Asics Nimbus 10 Running Shoes Review

Asics Gel Nimbus 10

Asics Gel Nimbus 10

Full Name: Asics Gel Nimbus 10
Category: Cushioning
Weight:12.4 oz. (352 gr.)
Suggested Price: 120$
Reccomended For: Supinators and Heavier Runners
  • Asics Nimbus 10 General Info:

The Nimbus 10 is Asics’ top of the line cushioning shoe. At 120$ suggested retail price, it packs a lot of Asics’ best technology and expertise to provide a soft, cushioned run to Supinators or heavy Neutral Pronators.
A long time favorite by many runners, the 10th version includes a few updates from the previous models.

  • Asics Nimbus 10 Sole Unit:

Nimbus 10 sole unit is a concentrate of technology, putting together the results of decades of innovation.

The material used for the midsole is Asics Solyte, material with which we are now familiar in Asics shoes. It is lighter and softer than traditional EVA – according to Asics – what we definitely felt in our test rides is that this material is actually very springy, offering a cushy, very responsive ride.

Asics Twist Gel cushioning system both in the forefoot and rearfoot add to this soft, cushioned ride.

The Space Trusstic System is a plastic piece that runs across the midsole in the arch area providing support during the heel to toe transition of the gait, preventing the foot from flexing unnaturally. As usual, Asics uses different Trusstic systems for mens and womens – which is a big plus for women.

The Nimbus also presents several solutions on the outsole: in the forefoot by using 4 pieces of rubber combining different materials (the pattern improves flexibility and helps the toe lift-off, while the different materials help improve durability in the areas of maximum wear) and the use of Asics’ AHAR (High Abrasion Resistant) rubber on the heel, to increase the durability of the shoe in the heel.

  • Asics Nimbus 10 Upper:

The first thing you notice in the Nimbus 10 is the adoption of the new asimmetrical lacing system. The purpose is to offer a more natural enclosure of the foot, by having a lacing system that runs across the bony part of the upper of the foot. Reactions to this have been mixed: some runners love it and some are annoyed by it. We believe it really depends on the shape of your feet, but the ones who like it are enthusiastic about it.

The upper includes the Biomorphic Fit Technology, which is the addition of an elastic material in between some strategically placed overlays. These parts expands and contracts when your foot expands on the impact on the ground (did you know your foot grows a half size during the impact? Try and picture out a football bounced on the ground!).

Memory foam in the heel collar and an Ortholite sockliner complete the dotation of the upper of this shoe.

  • Asics Nimbus 10 Opinion:

The Nimbus comes back in its 10th version remaining faithful to its runners: it is the market’ standard for Supinators (under Pronators) and heavy runners providing one of the best cushioned run.

Running a few miles in it, we noticed the toe area feeling slightly narrower than previous versions of the Nimbus – pay attention to sizing when you buy, you might need a half size more than your previous Nimbus.

  • Asics Nimbus 10 Price Comparison:


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