To Whom Is ASICS Gel Nimbus 17 with Some Upgrades Made for?

If you are looking for an affordable comfortable pair of shoes, you may refer to the ASICS Gel Nimbus 17. In addition to their impressive appearances with the right lining, coloring, and printing, the shoes have the excellent cushion, very good stability features and breathability, and good weight and flexibility.

It is the newest model of Nimbus that makes the Gel Nimbus 16 and 17 come into something better. For more information, read the following shoe review.

ASICS Gel Nimbus

ASICS Gel Nimbus 17 Review

Before we see some upgrades of the shoes from the predecessor, we need to firstly see who the ASICS Gel Nimbus 17 is for. It is a neutral shoe that is completed with stability features, including the heel counter that helps the heel centered in the right position. Check out what Mark from Runner Choice has to say about Gel Nimbus.

However, this feature is not enough to be recommended for those who are looking for shoes with serious stability. Also, this is one of the most popular Asics running shoes 2015. Therefore, the shoes are better for neutral runners.

Heavy runners are also good with the shoes because they feature a great cushioning system that helps absorb some forces and the counterbalance for the more comfortable run.

There are some changes added to the new version of Gel Nimbus. Although the upgrades are fairly minor, they make a good change for the new shoe model.

The upgrades are focused on the shoe stability. There are some upgrades included, such as the X-40 Sockliner and Comfort Dry Lasting.

ASICS Gel Nimbus 17

The make the Gel Nimbus 17 have more comfort and fitting. Those features make the shoe able to mold very comfortably. When the users slip the shoes on, they will feel the comfort.

The cushioning is excellent, however, we found that the previous model, Gel Nimbus 17 had the better cushion than the next models. But at least, the cushioning is still excellent because when the shoes are used to run about 8 miles long, the users will not find any pain or soreness in their feet and knees.


Unlike the other ordinary shoes with less optimal cushion, the new Gel Nimbus 17 gives better comfort and protection. The cushion for the Gel Nimbus 17 would be probably a sponge.

In addition, the shoes are designed based on certain excellent technicalities. As previously mentioned, the shoes have good weight. They are light enough to run, although some other shoes are lighter.

However, the excellent cushioning and stability features added to the shoes do not make them feel heavier. Completed with a very good breathability, the shoes are very comfortable.