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Impact guidance system
Improving even further on the success seen with the GEL-NIMBUS 13, this shoe model for the Spring/Summer 2013 season now comes with a sleeker profile than its predecessors while maintaining its famously plush, yet stable ride. Main features includes, personal heel fit for snug fit around the heel and prevent slippage with a Solyte midsole providing amazing cushioning which also helps absorb impact stress. Weight has also been reduced, now just 316 grams, even with it's improvements, it's lighter than the previous men's model. The New updates include: A sleeker profile while maintained its plush and stable cushioning. A lighter in weights than previous version. A heel clutching system which provide a better support and fit. Modification of rear and forefoot GEL. More efficiency in the new full length guidance line that promotes a natural, efficient gait.
I am a fan of the Asics Nimbus and have used it for a good number of years now. This model feels smaller and less cushioned than previous models. Friends who have also bought the model 14 have expressed similar views about it. I have been able to run in previous models straight out of the box but this pair has needed a little breaking in. Furthermore, this is the first Asic shoe to give me blisters. The cushioning feels firm and no different to my old model 13's that have been pounded. In all, I am disappointed with these and would advise runners requiring a neutral shoe to try these on before buying them.
I am very particular so shopping for trainers is always a stress. Since buying these I have now covered some 450 road running miles in them. They are superb. They did take about a month to break in at which point the benefits they offer started to show. I have been injury and ache free in them. Simply great.
Gel Nimbus 14 was my first of Asics trainers. As an amateur runner (~avg. 20 km/week) living in Lithuania I found these perfect both for chilly autumn evening, light snow and mid-summer heat on various running surfaces. If you have no problems with flat feet, this is definitely the best price-quality ratio running shoe for you. Would recommend to try to fit it at your local store first as the size scale is biased a little to a higher size direction.
I upgraded from cumulus, same size on paper, but these are wider and there is some movement which is annoying. They are more padded though. I'm afraid for those upgrading you'll have to buy then try...
I really like these. They provide good comfort (I was having problems with my foot soles with my old pair as they were worn down). These are brilliant. I have the white colour and they quickly become discoloured running in mud but that does not bother me. Very good value for money and I would highly recommend.