On November 1st, ASICS launched the 22nd iteration of its top-of-the-range, neutral long-distance running shoe – the Gel-Nimbus 22. Positioned as ‘a trusted training partner for runners all of abilities for over 20 years… the shoe incorporates human-centric science and advanced technology to provide long-distance runners with superior cushioning for the most comfortable ride in the series to date.’
Designed for neutral runners, the shoe features ASICS’ advanced cushioning technologies – FLYTEFOAM Propel and FLYTEFOAM – resulting in a ‘lighter, spring like feel’.
Named after the Latin term for the Nimbus cloud formation, the ASICS collection has become synonymous for comfort, with each new release featuring new technology to increase the benefits for runners. As the 22nd iteration, the Gel-Nimbus 22 shoe is incorporating a variety of new features including:
- Improved cushioning: the Gel-Nimbus 22 shoe adds FLYTEFOAM Propel midsole compared to version 21, for improved softness underfoot. The midsole has been reconfigured with soft, bouncy FLYTEFOAM Propel midsole material, now positioned closer to the ground. This allows the midsole to compress more when the foot first hits the ground for a more responsive feel. There is also a larger section of GEL technology cushioning that wraps all the way around the sole for improved rearfoot impact protection.
- Increased breathability: the new monofilament mesh upper material is softer and provides more ventilation.
- Enhanced fit: the shoe geometry becomes slightly wider and higher in the toe box than the Gel-Nimbus 21 model, allowing the foot to spread more naturally.
ASICS pro distance runner, Diane Nukuri said “What I like about Gel-Nimbus series is they have good cushioning and feel light on my feet. In 2018, I injured my Achilles. As soon as I put on my Gel-Nimbus, I didn’t feel the pain anymore, which allowed me to get back into training and racing – and my Achilles hasn’t bothered me since.
“The support and cushioning that I get with the Gel-Nimbus series means I don’t have to worry about my feet being sore.’
The Gel-Nimbus 22 shoe is rolling out globally from ASICS retail and online stores (priced at £155 in the UK).