ASICS Nimbus 17 Review

ASICS Nimbus 17 Review

If you’re looking for a plush and cushy ride, the Nimbus 17 is for you.  I have several models of Ascis running shoes in my closet, but none compare to the newest version of the Nimbus.

Plus, the women’s model is built for a women’ s specific foot shape and contains softer foams and a bit more heel lift to support the Achilles’ tendon.

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This shoe has a neutral footbed, suitable for runners with neutral to supinating feet. As a result, runners who overpronate will need additional support from an off the shelf insole or their custom orthotic.

There are some great new features in this version of the shoe.


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The Fluidfit upper is a multi-directional material that conforms to the foot. It is nearly seamless, so it fits like a glove and limits friction.

New material in the sock liner improves moisture management and breathability. Meanwhile, flush lace eyelets eliminate lace tension issues for those with a high instep.

Last but not least, the heel gets some extra support for the external plastic “cage.”

For many runners, this is a great shoe option for their long runs. But it is still versatile enough to do double duty as a tempo shoe as well.

Laura Olson
Kintec Race Team

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