Asics GEL Nimbus 11

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Asics GEL Nimbus 11
Recommended for bigger runners with normal or high arches looking for a superb fit.

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Extra spring is the main addition to the update of Asics’ flagship neutral-cushioned shoe. Solyte, a pillowy midsole material, has been added to give extra responsiveness, and the sockliner is made from memory foam for a plusher feel. A wide toe-box with a breathable mesh upper impressed our testers who loved ...  Continue reading


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You can wear straight out of the bix if just walking
In them but for running they felt heavy and not
Very flexible in the forefoot on my first two runs. After that though
I started to get used to them but Continue reading...
Brilliant cushioned support. Really good for achilles and knees. Few blisters though. £60 from sports direct. Continue reading...
I chose these after having chronic knee and ankle problems with Kayanos. As soon as I put them on in the shop I knew I had the right trainer this time.

Superb shoe. Continue reading...
I went to buy Cumulus and they didn't have my size. How grateful am I? Continue reading...
You can run and run in these and your feet won't complain at all. Continue reading...


Rubbish. I bought the 'wide' fitting ones, which are as narrow as most normal ones... the forefoot cushioning is feeble, the sole unit is narrow & feels precariously unstable, & the soles have absolutely no grip in the wet. The slanted lacing has sawed a ridge into my high arched foot, and something on the inner edge of the shoe lining has bruised my heel. What a complete waste of £75!!!

Posted: 29/03/2010 at 13:10

so you don't like them eh??

mine are fine as it happens

did you take advice from a running shop before you bought them to see if they were the right shoe for you?? let me

Posted: 29/03/2010 at 13:44

My feet are very wide and the Nimbus 11 fits extremely comfortably.
I do a lot of VERY mucky XC running and have no problems coping in slippy conditions. It just takes a bit more core stability.
Highly recommended.

Edit to add that I choose to wear my nimbies for XC as I prefer their weight and flexibility to that of my offroad trainers.

Posted: 29/03/2010 at 15:57

My Nimbus are superb - I have a wide foot and their cushioning is wonderful!

Takes all sorts I suppose.

Posted: 30/03/2010 at 22:51

FB, I'm interested. Do you always get your shoes from a running shop, to see if they are right for you?

Posted: 31/03/2010 at 13:48

yes - but if they're the same as a previous model, I might not as I know they will be OK. but I get a loyalty discount from the shop that internet buying can't always match by the time you add delivery costs in.

I think it's good to try new brands and versions as you might just find something better - and the only way you can do that is by running in them. my local shop lets me do that along the road outside and you can quickly get a feel if they are right or not.

even between version shoes can change in design and structure so again it's best to try. as an example, Asics made a big error by changing the sole design between Cumulus 9 and 10 such that the 10's didn't feel the same and for me they were uncomfy underfoot, so I changed to Brooks for a while before going for the Nimbus.

Posted: 31/03/2010 at 14:13

I agree a complete waste of money.  I was fitted in a specialist running shop, they fetl great but I can only run in them for very short runs as they cause a lot of pressure and pain for my right foot.  They are really narrow (this is the woman's version) and a complete waste of £85. I got them to run the marathon in and am now going back to Vomero's which suit me better.  If they weren't so narrow I would love the responsiveness of them though, compared to the Vomero.

Posted: 02/04/2010 at 20:44

rossy67 wrote (see)
I don't think it helps much going to a specialist running shop, and it costs more. You can't tell that much in 5 mins.

Go to a running shop that offers a 28 day return service then even when they been used for that time.

Posted: 20/04/2011 at 10:43

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Breathable mesh upper
Bulky dimensions
  • Price: £105.00
  • Year: from 2009

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