Asics Gel Nimbus 17

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Asics is a top athletic shoe brand, and there’s no holding back with the Gel Nimbus 17. This shoe makes it natural to get through your daily run with comfort and ease. There is a wide array of color combinations to choose from, which makes these shoes not just excellent running shoes but also a nice fashion statement. You’ll love the look and the feel.

Pros
  • The upper fits nicely to the foot almost like a sock without being tight.
  • The heel counter keeps the heel in place, which is incredibly helpful for those times when you're running, and your shoe slips down.
  • The interior has a soft material that also feels like a sock; it’s not itchy or irritating in any way to the skin.
  • The cushioning in the sole is amazing because it is comfortable and supports your feet with minimal to no strain. Runners who have used the sneaker tend to agree.
  • The AHAR rubber technology utilized in the outer sole are great because the offer protection against aggressive terrain and the traction on the sneaker will prevent falling.
Cons
  • Some runners who have used the sneaker had complained that the sole of the sneaker wore out over a couple of What would happen is the rubber sole would flake apart over time when used in aggressive terrains.
  • Some other reviewers claimed that the toe box and forefoot area was extremely narrow and stiff. Some runners who have used the sneaker even argued that the sneaker was so narrow and rigid in this area, their toes would go numb.
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

Although there is complaints on the outsole showing extreme wear over a quick and sporadic amount of time, most reviewers explained that the only points of wear over two months were on the side of the sole, and not where it really mattered. In fact, the runners who have used the ASICS Gel Nimbus 17 sneaker claimed that the outsole and lugs were extremely durable, and they have had the sneaker for a long time and showed little wear and tear where it mattered. The outsole is made out of AHAR rubber technology for a comfortable and cushiony ride, which still supports your feet amazingly.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The fluidride midsole technology will bounce back on your foot as you run, to keep you sprinting with minimal effort. The fluidride midsole is extremely lightweight, but it is still durable, which means little to no flaking without a heavy feeling. It also adapts to the way you run and your foot for maximum comfortability; it’s anything but stiff. There is also shock absorbing units within the sneaker to prevent strain on the wearer. Whenever you step down onto the sneaker, the energy that you released when you ran is absorbed into the sneaker's midsole, and the midsole transfers it into a different type of energy, usually heat, and is dissipated. This means the energy you use to run won’t go back into your foot, which can often lead to injury.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The fluidfit technology used to make the upper is a stretchy mesh material that will adapt to any foot shape. It will also adapt to your running style, which means it will move with you instead of feeling dead as you run. Some runners who have used the ASICS Gel Nimbus 17 sneaker claim that the mesh upper feels like a sock. There is also no complaints of itchiness or irritation, due to the fabric used to make the comfortable mesh upper.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The weight for men's is 10.8 ounces, and the weight for women is 8.8 ounces. The average sneaker is usually 5-10 ounces, so for women, the sneaker is on the light side, and for men’s, the sneaker is a little on the high side. With the fluidride midsole and fluidfit technology mesh upper, it is usually claimed to be light, and there are no complaints about it being heavy at all. In fact, most runners who have used the Gel Nimbus 17 sneaker claim the sneaker is extremely light and love the weight of the sneaker.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The stretchy mesh upper with fluidfit technology is extremely breathable and airy. Whenever your foot hits the ground, air is pushed through the mesh upper and into the sneaker, to keep your feet dry. The ComforDry Sock Liner is extremely high quality in which adds cushioning to the underfoot. It soaks up sweat that you produce when you run, which means keeping your feet dry. It even cools the inside of the sneaker.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The sneaker is claimed to be extremely comfortable for some reasons. The stretchy mesh upper which uses fluidfit technology adapts to your foot and the style of your running so that anyone can wear the sneaker and be comfortable. The rubber sole is extremely comfortable and some reviewers who have used the Gel Nimbus 17 claim that the sneaker feels like a cloud when running. Even though the sole is so cozy, it still supports your feet while running. Since the sneaker is lightweight, it doesn’t feel heavy when you run which means minimal effort when running. Lastly, the sock insert will soak up your sweat to keep your feet dry, so you can focus on running.
Style
Style

Style

The sneaker comes in 8 color combinations, which vary so much it is sure to suit anyone's sense of style. For men and women, they have a monotone sneaker which is just black with white accents, a green one, a pink one, a purple one, and more with a lot more different combinations and styles. The styles are the same for men and women, the only thing that changes is the silhouette.
Durability
Durability

Durability

Durability is not exactly the high point of this sneaker. Many runners who have used the sneaker complained that the shoe would wear after a couple of months of use, so much that they could see the white on the sole where it was supposed to be purple. Most people who have used the Gel Nimbus 17 Sneaker claimed it was only on the side of the shoe, but there were a few runners who claimed the sneaker was wearing on the bottom, which can be an issue with the tread. Luckily, none of the runners who complained about the wear said that it affected the tread in any way. Other than that, the mesh rarely rips and the laces don’t rip.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The sneaker has incredible protection. The rubber technology in the outsole provides excellent protection in the sneaker from aggressive terrains and support your feet. The mesh upper will prevent pebbles and dirt from getting into the sneaker. The fluidride midsole will prevent strain on the ankle because of the shock absorption technology in the midsole. There are no complaints given on protection.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The sneaker is extremely responsive to the way you run. The stretchy mesh upper adapts to the way you run so it doesn’t feel stiff and invasive as you run. The rubber sole adapts to the shape of your foot, meaning anyone can use this sneaker. The fluidride midsole is extremely cushiony and has tons of shock absorption which is crucial for preventing injury. Shock absorption is when the energy from your foot hits the sole, and the midsole transfers your energy into mainly heat energy which is then dissipated instead of going back into your foot, which would cause strain.
Support
Support

Support

The sneaker has an enormous amount of support. The sole holds your foot into the ideal position for running, supporting it completely. The midsole does the same while providing a cushiony and airy feeling. The heel counter holds your heel in place to prevent your sneaker from slipping on and off, and the stretchy mesh upper fits like a glove on your feet and will adapt to any foot shape.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The traction on the sneaker is mainly made for the road. The outsole is made out of a high-quality rubber. The lugs on the heel of the sneaker are detailed and quite small, they seem to be bigger in length. The midsole has less traction and is relatively smooth. The forefoot of the sneaker has wider lugs and deeper detail.
Price
Price

Price

Considering the high quality the price is exquisite. The only thing that is a problem is the durability. Since it does wear over time, some runners who have used the Gel Nimbus 17 sneaker feel the price is too much for the sneaker, but others argue the other points about the sneaker make up for it’s wearing.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The traction is claimed to be excellent for non-aggressive terrains. The lugs on the sneaker on extremely big or detailed for trail running or anything, but they are detailed enough that it would grip to the pavement to prevent falls. The traction has no complaints from runner’s, nor does it have any praise.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The flexibility in the sneaker is superb. Since the upper mesh adapts to the way you run and the shape of your feet, the stretchy mesh moves with you. The cushiony rubber sole gives you support without being uncomfortable, and the heel counter doesn’t dig into your skin. Runners who have used the Gel Nimbus 17 love the flexibility of the sneaker, in fact, most claim this is the strong suit of the shoe.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The sneaker has amazing stability. Even though the outsole feels so cushiony and airy, it supports your feet into the ideal position for running to reduce strain and prevent injury. The heel counter holds your heel in place so that the back of the sneaker doesn’t slip off and on as you’re running, which means no tripping. The stretchy mesh hugs tightly around your foot to stay cozy and keep out any rocks or dirt.
Drop
Drop

Drop

For the men’s version of the Asics Gel Nimbus 17 Sneaker, the drop is 10mm. For the women’s version of the sneaker, the drop is 13mm. The drop is relatively high for the women’s and men’s since the average drop is around 8mm. Because of the high drop, it does support your feet into the ideal position for running correctly and quickly, but it does make you more sensitive to injury. Unfortunately, it would be much easier to roll your ankle in these sneakers.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

● Fluidride midsole which has fantastic shock absorption.

● The stretchy mesh upper which fits perfectly to anyone’s foot type.

● The sock-like interior which soaks up sweat that you produce as you run.

● The cushiony sole supports your feet with little to no strain.

● The heel counter which holds the sneaker in place.
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Asics Gel Nimbus 17 is an amazing sneaker and is told to be extremely comfortable. The cushiony sole with AHAR rubber technology will support your feet and reduce strain, and the stretchy mesh upper will be comfortable on anyone’s foot type. The sock insert will make sure your feet are dry for the ride. The only con to this sneaker is the sole wears quickly. Other than that, this sneaker is an amazing sneaker and worth the price.