My Review Of ASICS Men’s GEL Nimbus 17 Running Shoe


I don't say this lightly – the ASICS Men's GEL NIMBUS 17 running shoe is well worth its name. As an avid runner, I am glad that there are shoes of this caliber in the market. Believe me, even if you don't run, this shoe has what it takes to make you a fan of the sport: it has a look and feel that urges you to do more than just strut around wearing it as a fancy part of your casual wear. ASICS clearly pulled all the stops when designing this shoe; as I lately found out through some digging on its features.


Features Of The GEL Nimbus 17 Running Shoe

This ASICS running shoe comes in a dozen exciting color choices, features a rubber sole, and has an upper made of textile and synthetic material. Other than that, the shoe has a number of innovative tweaks that help improve its appeal as a running shoe. These include breathability and thoughtful ergonomic features. According to ASICS, this shoe was optimized for running through cushioning, a better fit, and refined foot and gait support features.

What I Like

The great heel support. This is what I call it, ASICS refers to this feature as the “heel clutching system.” Whatever the case, it is an amazing feature that certainly stands out for its effectiveness. That means that this shoe can handle any terrain without feeling slippery. I noticed that as I start to sweat while running, some shoes can become quite slippery. And even if they won't completely slip off, they certainly distract me from the task at hand. I am glad that this shoe has a design feature that takes care of this problem.

The shoe is very comfortable. Odds are that ASICS Men's GEL Nimbus 17 Running Shoes will be the most comfortable pair of running shoes you have ever worn. I am strongly inclined to say the same. The shoe feels like a cloud, a happy coincidence considering that they are called Nimbus. Their lightness obviously plays no small part in this elevated level of comfort.

The shoe is durable enough to handle demanding workouts. The Nimbus 17 is a fitting credit to the ASICS brand when it comes to quality. So, don't let its cosy appearance fool you, the Nimbus 17 is very durable. It can hold its own against harsh running tracks, as well as extended running workouts such as marathons. Many running shoes do not do well under such conditions, but this pair does.

What I Don't Like

While the Nimbus 17 running shoe has the physical integrity to handle rough running tracks, I did not like that it does not offer very good ergonomic comfort for these running environments. The arch is a little stiff, but this only becomes apparent when running on anything but flat surfaces. Still, you can't expect perfect delivery by any running shoe where rough running tracks are concerned, but with a more flexible sole, this shoe could do better than it currently does.


ASICS Men's GEL Nimbus 17 Running Shoe is clear proof that not all running shoes are created equal. This shoe has many coveted features that make me anxious to have it in my collection some day in the near future.

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