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Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17

Item #ASC1744
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Men's ASICS® GEL-NIMBUS® 17 :: Just when you thought this famously plush ride couldn't get any better, meet the newly updated Men's ASICS® GEL-Nimbus® 17 and be prepared to be "ahhh"-ed. Experience a fit and feel that's nothing short of a runner's dream with this new edition that has undergone a serious weight reduction while adding ultra-plush, luxurious features like a new FluidRide™ midsole and extended Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Cushioning Systems. You'll be getting nothing but the best under your feet with the new top-of-the-line ComforDry™ X-40 Sockliner that sits atop a new full-length ComforDry™ Lasting for the ultimate in cushioning and comfort. Trust us, the ASICS® GEL-Nimbus® 17 is a new upgrade you do NOT want to miss!

Features & Benefits:

  • FluidRide: Provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems: Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement on multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle
  • FluidFit: Combines multi-directional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapt to the athlete's foot, creating a truly customized glove-like fit
  • Heel Clutching System: Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment
  • Guidance Line: Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
  • Guidance Trusstic System: Enhances gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity
  • ComforDry Lasting: Ultimate cushioning and comfort
  • ComforDry X-40 Sockliner: Ultimate cushioning and comfort
  • 1000000741
  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 10mm
  • WEIGHT: 10.8 ounces
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Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe
 
4.7

(based on 85 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (9)
  • Cushions impact (9)
  • Breathable (5)
  • Good cushioning (4)
  • Arch support (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road running (7)
  • Walking (6)
  • Pavement (5)
  • Distance / endurance (4)
  • Running (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      78% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)
    • Arch Type:
    • High arch (5), Average arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (5), Enthusiast (4)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best nimbus yet

By Bob

from Wittmann ,az

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

The 15s were real good,the 16 were terrible as far as cushion,the 17s are it.unreal cushion and fit.please Asics leave these alone for years to come.let the people who worry about weight of shoe buy something else.great shoe

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Knees and feet thank you!

By Ray

from Dallas, TX

Pros

  • comfort
  • Cushion
  • moisture control
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Extreme Walking
    • Running

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

    I'm training for the Dallas Carry the Load 20 hour, 15 minute walk. I'm putting in quite a few 4-5 hour hard walks 3-4 times a week. As the weather warms, I need a shoe that wicks away the sweat (I'm heavy foot sweater.), stands up to the 30K plus steps and supports my 265 lbs frame.

    For grins, I completed a 5K this past weekend running for the first time since 1990. No tenderness or soreness in knees that 2 doctors wanted to cut on years ago when I was 50 lbs lighter. No blisters or hot spots with brand new shoes.

    I should add, the next day after the 5K, I was on the paved trail walking a short 13 mile, 15 min pace/mile.

    I have both the green and white/blue shoes. Both look and feel great. Do go with the extra 1/2 size.

    Only negative was these were very new and still had the strong odor from just being made as they came out of the box. 5 hours after each had road time, odor was gone.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Performance

    By Luis

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

    Excellent performance ligthweight good for daily running

     
    4.0

    Great

    By CHARLES

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

    Great

     
    5.0

    ELEGANT, BOLD, A.P.M.A. APPROVED & TECHNICALLY INNOVATIVE !

    By DakaSHAMAN

    from Westlake Village, CA 91361

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • BOLD COLORS
    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support
    • Great with Jeans
    • INNOVATIVE DESIGN & MATERIALS
    • INNOVATIVE STYLING
    • INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pavement
      • Road Running
      • Walking

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

      This is my Ninth (9th) Pair of ASICS (JAPANESE) GEL-NIMBUS Road Running Shoes. I purchased them on December 27th, 2016 from an "ON-LINE RETAILER". Currently, I RUN / WALK / HIKE over Twenty-Four (24) Miles per Week, every Week, Year-Round in SUN or RAIN. At 10.8 Ounces (306 Grams)- these are the LIGHTEST of the NIMBUS series to-date. Realizing that up-to Two-Thirds (2/3's) of Road Runners SUFFER and INJURY Yearly, I personally find the A.P.M.A. (AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION) APPROVAL almost a MANDATORY Attribute for Road Runners over Forty-Five (45) years-of-age or at any Age with a prior INJURY! The Shoes were Manufactured in VIETNAM. The GEL-NIMBUS 17's are extremely WELL-DESIGNED and WELL-MADE! The DESIGN is both INTRICATE and COMPLEX (with Low ENTROPY). The MATERIALS and WORKMANSHIP are FIRST-CLASS and without PEER in the Road Running Universe! As always, with the ASICS (JAPANESE) Brand: "YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR (PRICE vs VALUE) and MORE- with BOLD, AGGRESSIVE, INNOVATIVE MATERIALS & DESIGN and TECHNICAL INNOVATION!!!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      I love my Asics Gel Nimbus.17

      By Scott

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

      Great running shoe!

       
      3.0

      Asics backbone of my running history

      By Dennis

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

      Just finished the 18 version, going back to the 17, none of them seem to be as good the 11's back in 09, either I'm getting older, or they are skimping on the cushion. Also this all mesh stuff on all the shoes does not go well in the colder months up north, what do these shoe manufacture's think, we all live in sunny California? Other wise Asics have been the best shoes, been running in them for over 35 years. Hoping the 19's will bring back better quality.

       
      5.0

      Foot-Clouds!

      By Gabe

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

      Great out-of-the-box-comfort! Clouds for your feet. Running is plush, cushy and tolerable on concrete.
      Have worn these to two back-to-back 5K PRs. Next is an attempt at a Half Marathon PR. See you out there!

       
      5.0

      Great shoes

      By Kyle

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

      I've been running with GEL-Nimbus for over 15 years and wouldn't even consider using another shoe now.

       
      5.0

      Good buy

      By Michael

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

      Good price, true fit.

       
      4.0

      Decent shoe

      By dale

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

      Just use these as a change of pace from the cumulus. It's an okay shoe. Nothing negative about it. A good average shoe for flexibility and cushioning

       
      5.0

      Great Cushioning for Clydesdales!

      By Craig

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

      I was a long-time Adidas guy until they transitioned into "boost" mode a couple years back and no longer had a shoe in the Neutral + category. (Since I weigh 190, cushioning is a top priority.) So I switched to ASICS Nimbus-16, which I ran in for 300 miles.Great shoe. I've just replaced the 16's Nimbus 17's. When comparing Adidas and ASICS, there's definitely a difference in how the cushioning feels. There's more of a rebound feel with Adidas. ASICS absorbs the impact no problem, but doesn't seem to rebound. Of course, at my pace, rebound isn't a factor. As far as sizing is concerned, I have a narrow foot with high arches. I wear a 12 street shoe. With Adidas, I upsized to 13 and that fit great. With ASICS, the 13 was too big, especially in the toe box. So I wear an ASICS size 12 1/2. Would I recommend the Nimbus 17's? Absolutely.

       
      5.0

      Great cushioning and fit.

      By Thomas

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

      Wear these for walking on asphalt, concrete, dirt roads. I buy 1/2 size up from my running shoes. These have excellent cushioning, fit true to size (1/2 size larger than running shoe), outsole wearing well after 3 weeks. 3-5 mile daily walks w/ no fatigue or issues. Highly recommended.

       
      4.0

      Yes

      By Chris

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

      I like the shoes. I've been wearing them for years. I was unable to use my promo code, but I bought the anyways

       
      4.0

      nice shoe

      By Robert

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

      nice shoe, except I wish it would be as plush as the nimbus 15.

       
      5.0

      All day every day

      By Steven

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

      Best running shoes on the planet!

       
      5.0

      Lives Up to the Billing

      By Micheal

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

      Very cushioned in forefoot and heel. Which is surprising, as most shoe makers talk about forefoot cushioning but rarely do the products live up to their billing. Very light. Fit is normal. All around great shoe. The test will be long term wear. I am not a super high mileage runner, so I anticipate this pair will last a reasonable amount of time.

       
      5.0

      Has a nice 'squish' in the ball of the foot

      By Jeffrey

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

      Very comfortable shoe. I've always had good results with ASICS for 20 Years. Has a nice 'squish' in the ball of the foot. Firsts time I've ever noticed energy being absorb at that point in a shoe.

       
      5.0

      I'll buy again

      By Sam

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

      Third pair of Nimbus and won't be my last

       
      4.0

      Asics are my goto shoe, and I like the Gel-Nimbus 17!

      By James

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

      Very comfortable show, but shorter than my Gel-Cumulus 17s. I bought the usual 1/2 size larger, but they aren't quite as roomy. I do like the extra cushion, and saw an immediate improvement!

       
      5.0

      Repeat buyer.

      By Wayne

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

      Needed to replace my current pair of gel nimbus. Favorite pair of running shoes. Comfortable even after many miles.

       
      5.0

      I would buy again!

      By Ricardo

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

      I use these shoes for running. I ran the RnR San Jose Half Marathon yesterday and was able to PR. They're ver comfortable and do highly recommend.

       
      4.0

      This is the 3rd Generation of Nimbus I've Bought

      By AusTex

      from Austin, Texas

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Great with Jeans

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gym
        • Pavement
        • Road Running
        • Trail Running
        • Walking

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

        I've been buying this model for years, every time I wear a pair out I just get the next version. Sole wear is great, Ive never worn the soles out, I usually wear out the lining, specifically the inside of the heel. Not sure why, but who cares. The shoes are good, great cushioning.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        great tennis shoue

        By Oscar

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

        I love it, it's soft but at the same time it's firm for a long run, I've bought the same model all year long, I don't want to try a different one until I run my last marathon, I won't make changes.

         
        4.0

        Love this product!

        By Robert

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

        These are a great model from Asics! fit great and I will continue to use these for running in the years to come!

         
        5.0

        I will purchase this model again.

        By Joseph

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

        I have purchased these in the past and am pleased, once again.

         
        4.0

        soft

        By Mark

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

        after a week good so far.

         
        5.0

        Yes - I wold recommend these unconditionally.

        By Richard

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

        Love these shoes ! They fit like a glove and make me feel like I'm running in the clouds. So comfortable that I am running longer !!

         
        5.0

        Yes

        By Simon

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

        They are good

         
        5.0

        The Best Fit

        By Frank

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe:

        Always a great shoe right out of the box. Never disappoints

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