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The ASICS GEL-Nimbus is not one of the best long-distance running shoes on the market for nothing. It already looks back on a long history and has been constantly developed further. True to the motto "Kaizen", which means "constant improvement", the ASICS GEL-Nimbus has become more and more functional. The very first Nimbus came onto the market about 20 years ago. In 1999, the Japanese running shoe brand introduced the ASICS GEL-Nimbus I. Even then, the running shoes were absolute all-rounders and were well received. For this reason, ASICS has revised the GEL-Nimbus every year, using new materials and technologies.

But if we look at the name, we also see the functionality of the shoe and the relationship to the ASICS GEL-Cumulus. Nimbus is the Latin technical term for a cloud formation. Literally translated, Nimbus simply means "dark cloud". The running shoes give the runner the feeling of running on clouds. Soft cushioning, perfect fit and a reactive impression from the ground. What more could you want when running?

Norio Takaoka, Executive Office Performance Running Footwear at ASICS says of the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 21: "Since the GEL-Nimbus is our flagship neutral long-distance running shoe, it was important to develop a shoe that helps runners go further and stay competitive in comfort. We're always looking to raise the bar in performance running, and with the GEL-NIMBUS series having a 20+ year history, it was critical to develop a shoe that helps runners reach their goals."


Back in 1990, ASICS opened a research centre in Kobe, Japan. Here, athletes, scientists and coaches work together to improve sporting goods. This work has resulted in various large and small developments in the area of materials and technology. After extensive testing, the new technologies were then also applied to the well-known shoe models and the running shoes were thus improved. We would like to introduce a few of the most important technologies of the ASICS GEL-Nimbus to you here.

  • AHAR+: The abbreviation AHAR stands for ASICS Anti High Abrasion Rubber. It is a rubber compound that is used in the outsole. Its task is to provide a reliable grip when running in the ASICS GEL-Nimbus. In order to achieve this reliably and durably, ASICS has added Kevlar to the rubber. Kevlar fibres are known for their durability from bulletproof vests, among other things. The Kevlar fibres make the rubber of the outsole hard and resistant to abrasion. The plus behind the AHAR stands for an additional amount of Kevlar fibres, which guarantees optimal durability and functionality.
  • Cluth Counter System: This technology was first used in the ASICS GEL-Nimbus in 2011. The Clutch Counter System, or Heel Clutching System, describes the heel counter and its construction and connection to the rest of the running shoe. The special thing about the heel counter is that it is not attached internally like in many other running shoes. The Clutch Counter on the ASICS GEL-Nimbus sits on the outside of the heel, giving it an extra measure of stability. Thanks to its innovative construction, it saves a lot of weight without having to sacrifice stability. Another advantage is the increased wearing comfort because there is no friction on the inside of the heel.
  • FluidFit: The first ASICS GEL Nimbus with FluidFit was released in 2015. The technology is located in the upper and consists of a combination of elastic and non-elastic material. As a result, the upper material adapts perfectly to the foot and does not wrinkle when rolling. The second special feature of the technology is that it is made seamless. This means that there is no unpleasant friction on the foot and you benefit from the high wearing comfort even after many kilometres run.
  • FlyteFoam: FlyteFoam technology first made its way into the midsole of the ASICS GEL-Nimbus running shoes in 2017. The lightweight FlyteFoam Lyte material provides reliable cushioning with little weight. A FlyteFoam sole weighs on average 55% less than a conventional EVA midsole, but cushions the foot even better. The FlyteFoam Propel has also been integrated into the ASICS GEL-Nimbus. It makes your footprint dynamic and energetic. The impact from the landing is absorbed and returned to the foot as energy. FlyteFoam technology was introduced for the first time under the slogan "Don't run, fly". Are you ready to take off with the ASICS GEL-Nimbus?


We have the ASICS GEL-Nimbus in different versions, colours and sizes for men and women in our Keller Sports range. So you're sure to find the ASICS GEL-Nimbus with the best price for your best run at our ASICS Running Shop. Order your size and start running. Whether it's for casual training runs or fast long runs. ASICS running shoes can go any distance. It's not for nothing that the ASICS GEL-Nimbus is one of our best-selling running shoes on the market. Convince yourself of the comfortable neutral running shoe with the perfect fit.



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