Women's GEL-Nimbus 22
This is Asics max cushioning shoe made for pounding a lot of miles. For the neutral foot, it’s a bit lighter and softer than its predecessor. The midsole is a combination of Flytefoam and Gel with Gel found underneath the heel strike zone and also the forefoot to toe-off zone. Its outsole rubber is AHAR. It comes with a 13 mm drop. The upper is one piece seamless so to reduce any friction possibilities. A nice improvement from Nimbus 21 is the flex grooves built into the forefoot which run the entire width of the forefoot with no rubber to stiffen it. The result is a more flexible shoe.
Running Niche Experience
Nimbus 22 fits true to size and has a soft step in feel. The collar surrounding the achilles is soft and comfortable. The heel has good depth to it so it can easily accommodate an orthotic. The internal heel counter is nice and stiff which provides a feeling of your rearfoot being held and secure. This is a great high mileage training shoe for neutral runners. The ride is quite soft with the heel and forefoot gel providing excellent shock absorption upon impact. Nimbus 22 fits the way Asics shoes are supposed to fit. Stack height is 27 in the heel and 14 in the forefoot. We also find Nimbus 22 fits very true to size.
Technology: Gel Cushioning, Flytefoam, AHAR Rubber, Trusstic
Asics technologies focus on the midsole with several different combinations of Gel, Foam and Trusstic depending on biomechanics of the user.
- Gel Cushioning: ASICS GEL™ impacts both the rearfoot and forefoot by strategically placing gel where it does the most good. Rearfoot GEL™ reduces impact during heel strike and allows for a smooth transition while forefoot GEL™ enhances shock reduction during forward movement. Asics Gel is made of soft elastomer kept in a solid construction for stability and durability.
- Flytefoam: Unlike many shoe companies that infuse their foam with air to make them lighter, ASICS uses kevlar fibers in Flytefoam™. With a lighter, more reactive shoe, running becomes easier on your body, allowing you to move faster, for greater distances. It's impact protection for your body without the weight.
- Trusstic: The TRUSSTIC™ technology supports stable movements by reinforcing the middle part of the sole and preventing the shoe from twisting.
- AHAR: AHAR™ and AHARPLUS™ are outer sole materials with excellent abrasion resistance, and also come in sponge type with good cushioning. They improve the durability of shoes while maintaining necessary functions including grip. AHAR = Asics High Abrasion Rubber.
Brand Description: ASICS
Kihachiro Onitsuka established ONITSUKA Co., Ltd. in Kobe, Japan in 1949. ASICS is an acronym for "You should pray for a healthy mind in a healthy body”. The ASICS Institute of Sport Science (ISS) embodies the corporate vision to “Create Quality Lives through Intelligent Sport Technology.” Maintaining “human-centric science”, the Institute focuses on the analyzes of natural movements and actions. Developing and working with unique materials, ISS continues to lead innovation within the industry. Originally known as Tiger, now Asics, is one of the longest enduring high-performance athletic footwear brands and one of the leading running shoe brands in the world.
Stack Height: 27 mm/14 mm
Drop: 13.0 mm
Weight: 9.0 oz
Upper: Breathable, open engineered mesh
Midsole: Gel in the heel and Flytefoam midsole
Outsole: AHAR High abrasion rubber
Toe Box: Medium
Women's GEL-Cumulus 22 — ASICS
Women's Footwear | Women's Running | Maximum Cushioning