The Asics Gel Nimbus 14 running shoes have hit the market…
The flagship shoe of the Asics line featuring high tech footwear for runners is back with a new and improved version.
I am very excited because the Nimbus 13’s were my favorites last year and I couldn’t wait to see what they would add to this awesome shoe to improve its performance.
Well, they came through again:)
The Gel Nimbus 14 is the lightest in the entire line weighing in about 8.9 ounces, which is 0.7 ounces lighter than the 13’s.
In spite of this lighter weight there is still plenty of cushioning without the bulk and the shock protection is outstanding!
Many people also report that they don’t feel “clunky” as one would expect with all that support. This could largely be due to the memory foam lining which definitely sets this running shoe apart from the competition.
None of us want to deal with annoying injuries as we pack on the miles week after week during our workouts, and the key is to have the right shoes on our feet.
The advanced Asics Gel Nimbus 14 may just be the perfect choice for many. It even received the “Editor’s Choice” award from RUNNER’S WORLD magazine.
For those of you that really need to know the details of this top-of-the-line running shoe, take a look at all of these amazing features:
- Synthetic and mesh upper
- Rubber sole
- Solyte® Midsole Material – A lighter weight midsole compound than ASICS’ standard EVA and SpEVA® with enhanced cushioning and durability.
- Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®) – ASICS® design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot’s natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
- Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Cushioning System – Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
- P.H.F.® (Personalized Heel Fit) – 2 layers of memory foam line the collar and mold to the athlete’s heel, creating a personalized fit.
- Biomorphic Fit ® Upper – Stretch material strategically placed on the upper helps to reduce buckling and the potential for irritation.
Some of these features you will recognize as being consistent in previous editions because if they worked before, why change them… right?
The Asics philosophy seems to be take that which is already a great and high performing product and add subtle improvements that only enhance the overall function we’ve come to expect.
Some exercise enthusiasts who have been wearing the Asics Nimbus brand for years report, however, that they immediately noticed the difference in the 14’s. They go on to say that the changes are good!
The current color scheme seems to be a bit more flashier as well which is a popular trend right now among all running shoes.
ASICS Women’s Gel-Nimbus 14 Running Shoe
Female runners and atheletes also claim to “love these shoes!”
Check out these awesome comments in some reviews I found on Amazon:
“These shoes are fantastic! The color is great! I teach 1st grade and I move a lot so comfort is important, plus the children love the color too! They are very light weight and my feet don’t sweat after working in them all day. I will always wear Asics!” Shannon
“AWESOME shoes! You get what you pay for and I know these are expensive, but the Gel Nimbus by Asics never fails me. This is my 5th pair.” texasgirljen
“Have been a faithful gel nimbus running sneaker wearer for awhile now. Tried Brooks and nothing compares to the Nimbus! The 14’s are my favorites…” Shelly
“Running on clouds!” J and J Mom
As with everything in life, there are some opposing remarks on the negative side. But the majority of reviews I’ve read were positive like the ones above, and that’s what really matters!
One thing that I’ve noticed in both the female and male comments is that many recommend ordering 1 size bigger than you normally would purchasing other shoes.
I like my shoes a little tighter so I haven’t had a problem, but since there were a few of these suggestions I figured I’d mention it:)
The Asics Gel Nimbus 14 shoes are designed to fit your foot like a glove and you can feel the difference the minute you put them on!
They help me remember the reason I started running in the first place:)