Asics Gel Nimbus 13 Review by Sam Hilliard
|Support And Performance|
|Overall Value And Price|
Asics Gel Nimbus 13: The Perfect Combination Of Comfort And Performance!
If you’re serious about running, then you know how important it is to have the right pair of shoes. Asics has once again proven why they are tops in the industry with the new and improved Asics Gel Nimbus 13 running shoe.
WOW! I didn’t think it was possible, but the new and improved Asics Gel Nimbus 13running shoes are even better than last year’s model, the Nimbus 12’s.
Don’t get me wrong, I was and still am very happy with the pair I bought last year. But as is typical of the Asics company, they seek to make adjustments each year, however slight at times, to improve the performance and functionality of their top-selling atheletic footwear. I guess that’s why they continue to be the best at what they do.
Now Lighter And More Versatile
Asics made 2 changes to the Nimbus 13’s, but they are both very significant in my mind. First, because many people like to cross train, you will certainly enjoy, as I did, the improved side-to-side support this sneaker offers.
In older models your foot would sometimes slide during left-to-right movement, putting you at risk for a sprained ankle. Not a problem with the 13’s, as the foot seems to be more connected to the shoe in this current model. This feature is also helpful when you encounter uneven surfaces during your runs, such as on trails or roads.
The second improvement to this running shoe is the slightly lower-profile heel. People have reported they feel somewhat lower in this shoe when compared to earlier models, and this may contribute to the increased side-to-side stability mentioned previously. With no noticeable loss of cushioning, this slight change is VERY nice.
The Asics Gel Nimbus 13 Running Shoes Rock!
This shoe is well-known for being an excellent choice for neutral runners. Whether you’re like me and run a little heavy, or you need more stability on your feet, or you just need that extra spring in your run, I highly recommend the 2011 upgraded Nimbus 13’s.
They are a great fit providing plenty of cushioning for those long runs. And, additionally, with the newly added Solyte® cap which is placed underneath the forefoot, along with the full-length guidance line, these shoes feel lighter and are a great fit for your workouts.
The look is slightly plastic, which is similar to many of today’s other top brands. Also, they’ve moved forward “fashionably” with higher contrasting colors. I personally think they look really cool!
Overall, some people claim they can’t notice much of a difference, but they still love this running shoe. I think that is because the Asics Gel Nimbus 12’s were already an incredible model, and the Asics Gel Nimbus 13’s only needed subtle, slight changes to maintain it’s already awsome reputation as one of the top choices of footwear among runners everywhere.
If you haven’t done so yet, grab yourself a pair and experience the evolution of a truly amazing running shoe. It’s what running should feel like!