New ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 Model Has Been Updated

new version of popular shoe goes on sale January 1

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by Brian Eder

ASICS is launching an update of the beloved GEL-Nimus in early January 2017. This is update 19.

What fascinates me, on all updates, is how brands decide what to change and what to keep? ASICS has done this quite well for many years, as several of their key shoes are in the 20 plus model.

As always, the RunningNetwork suggest that our readers check out the shoes they love plus other brands at their local running store. Running footwear needs to be experienced in person.

ASICS America Corporation has announced its iconic running shoe for long distance runners, the GEL-NIMBUSĀ®, will be updated for 2017. The GEL-NIMBUS 19 model has been updated and upgraded to deliver a shoe that features unrivaled lightness and maximum comfort for neutral runners and underpronaters, without compromising on its legendary responsive cushioning.

Enhanced Lightweight and Comfort Throughout.

The GEL-NIMBUS 19 model features ASICS' patented midsole technology FlyteFoam® technology1 that offers lightweight and responsive cushioning. The latest model is designed to help neutral runners and underpronaters run long distances so they can perform their best from start to finish.

"Every season we strive for continuous improvement with our footwear, so runners can experience the most comfortable ride possible," said Yogesh Gandhi, Managing Director, ASICS Asia PTE. LTD. "With the upgrades to the GEL-NIMBUS we are providing improved lightweight and cushioning, and upgraded technologies to our fan favorites. It is our mission to allow athletes to run longer, play harder, and perform more intensely, which is why we are constantly offering exciting upgrades to our footwear collection."

Features of the GEL-NIMBUS® 19 model include:

  • I.G.S® (Impact Guidance System) Technology
  • FlyteFoam® Midsole - bottom layer
  • SpEVA® Midsole - top layer
  • Plus 3® and Gender Specific Cushioning (for Women's model)
  • Guidance Line® Technology
  • Trusstic System® Technology
  • Visible Rearfoot and Forefoot- GEL® Technology
  • Ortholite™ Lasting
  • FluidFit® Upper With Gradient Jacquard Mesh
  • Outsole Forefoot: AHAR® Sponge, Rear foot: AHAR® PLUS Rubber
  • X-40 Ortholite Sockliner
  • External Clutch Counter
  • 3M® Reflectivity

The GEL-NIMBUS 19 model will be available for men and women at ASICS stores, select retailers and running specialty destinations nationwide beginning January 1, 2017.
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