Asics Gel Nimbus 13
by Annie - Writer for runningshoeswizard.com
Asics Gel Nimbus 13
Right now, there is still no news when the latest Asics Gel Nimbus 13 will be coming. If it’s in the making or not we have yet to find out, Asics will always provide new innovations with each shoe they manufacture and you can expect Asics Gel Nimbus 13 to be more innovative than its predecessors.
Asics Gel Nimbus had progressed in time as one of the best running shoes for cushioning. It latest model the Asics Gel Nimbus 12 is one of 2010s best running shoes for neutral runners while the Asics Gel Nimbus 11 made it to the list of the top running shoes in 2010. Can we expect the Asics Gel Nimbus 13 to be both the best running shoes for neutral runners and join the list of the top running shoes in 2011? Asics mind will definitely start working on this being focused in creating their shoes with its users in their minds.
Asics Gel Nimbus – Best Running Shoes for Neutral Runners this 2010
• Asics Gel Nimbus 11
• Asics Gel Nimbus 12
• Asics Gel Nimbus 13
1. Asics Gel Nimbus 11
Asics Gel Nimbus 11 is Asics top of the line for cushioning shoes last year. As expected, the Nimbus 11 maintained the successful components of its forefathers while providing new innovations with some of its features including the weight.
Asics Gel Nimbus 11 was created for runners with neutral to under pronated gait. It was developed with the aim of providing utmost cushioning platform to its users. The cushioning on the Nimbus 11 is developed from a number of components. First, it uses large units of Asics Gel both in the heel and the forefoot. The Asics Gel System is Asics signature for its cushioning technology wherein gel chambers are inserted in the shoes’ midsoles in absorbing the vertical shock produced by the impact on the ground.
Nimbus 11 uses the Solyte material in its midsole with an added Solyte cap placed underneath the forefoot providing a softer feel. This addition does not only improve the cushioning of the shoe but helps drop the weight from the previous model. The thickness of the injected cap takes into account the higher compression rate between men and women's shoes and for this reason the injected cap on women’s shoes extends from the lateral side of the forefoot throughout the medial side.
It still continues the gender specific engineering and includes Asics Space Trusstic System that wraps the midsole underneath the foot’s arch providing a smooth heel to toe transition by securing torsional stability. The shank is differently engineered in the women’s shoe version because of women’s diverse biomechanics.
The biggest changed that runners noticed on this version are the reduced overlays replacing a very open mesh from the Nimbus 10. This gave a more open feeling to the toes making the shoes roomy in the toe. Other slight innovations are the use of the memory foam in the tongue lining and the removal of stitching in the heel counter. It still uses the same asymmetrical lacing which is not appreciated and declined by some runners
2. Asics Gel Nimbus 12
Following the release of the Gel Nimbus 11, Asics Gel Nimbus 12 was released in the summer of 2010 as Asics top of the line cushioning shoe. Improvements on this latest model were focused on the cushioning, stability and upper comfort.
The Nimbus 12 still features the gender specific engineering.
Asics Gel Nimbus 12 makes use of the Gel technology the usual Asics trademark for cushioning plus another cushioning feature provided by the use of Solyte foam for the midsole. One of the main characteristics of the Nimbus 12 is that it combines it cushioning components to some guidance and support features which are necessary for a shoe with too much cushioning. Without the support this could induce incorrect gait on the users. It has a wider base to provide more stability. The heel is disjoined to provide the exact amount of shock absorption when it is needed. The heel is 3mm higher in women than in men’s which relieve stress on the Achilles tendon.
One of its strongest components is the Space Trusstic System that provides torsional stability between the heel and the forefoot in avoiding unusual twisting of the foot. The Trusstic System is build with a more substantial plastic compound and is specifically engineered in two diverse versions for men and women.
One new feature of the Asics Gel Nimbus 12 is the Guidance Line. This is a vertical flex groove that extends from the heel to the toe guiding the foot during the gait.
3. Asics Gel Nimbus 13
Asics Gel Nimbus 13 will be the 13th incarnation of the Gel Nimbus series. It can be presumed that this new version will be lighter that its predecessors and will introduce a full length Guidance Line like its sister Asics Gel Kayano 17.
The older Asics Gel Nimbus 12 already has too much cushioning so not much changes or added cushioning is needed. An improvement on the Solyte alone is seen as well. It will still continue the Asics Gel System technology where a slight or major change can be expected. The Space Trusstic System has already improved from the Nimbus 11 but a diverse approached on its improvement can also be predicted.
Gender specific engineering will continue the trend on the Asics Gel Nimbus 13 but changes has yet to be seen if anything will be provided.
It will still be covering the same recommended shoe for neutral runners.
Asics Gel Nimbus is known for its cushioning abilities and it may be expected to provide more innovations in this area.
Asics Gel Nimbus 13 – Thinking Ahead
Thinking ahead is a fearless forecast of what to expect on the coming of the Asics Gel Nimbus 13. It may not be what all runners are expecting on the upcoming version but it will surely be exciting to know if of any of the assumed features are to be incorporated on the latest model.
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