The ASICS GEL-Nimbus has been the running shoe of choice for an overwhelming number of long distance running enthusiasts. Now into its second decade, the limited edition GEL-Nimbus 20 Platinum is launched to celebrate the passion of runners everywhere.
Float on a Cloud
With a name derived from a cloud formation, the GEL-Nimbus 20 is built for the enthusiast in you. The lightweight FlyteFoam and GEL midsole cushioning, Gradient Mesh 2.0 upper and newly designed deformable lace eyelet stays help it stay comfortable on your feet for the entire day’s running.
Designed as an ideal combination of cushioning, stability, weight and comfort, the new iteration of the Nimbus takes advantage of ASICS’ leading-edge research technologies to develop a plush, cushioned and stable ride that is also highly responsive to your every step.
Gradient Mesh 2.0
Going beyond a regular knitted upper, the new, highly durable mesh construction is not only lighter than the previous-gen version but also designed with variable densities across the entire surface. It is more open on the lateral side of the toebox, creating more room for the forefoot to expand as you cover longer distances.
A further evolution of the ASICS FluidFit, the multidirectional stretch of the upper material allows for a truly customised, glove-like fit that does not compromise support and road feel.
The new shoelace eyelet stays have also been totally redesigned to follow the flex of your foot. The dynamic fitting flexes with no pinching and folding points for a very comfortable feel. Furthermore, the design and colourways of the GEL-Nimbus 20 are inspired by the Thermography of the human foot, giving it an organic appearance.
Plush and Responsive
Weaved into the very core of the GEL-Nimbus 20 are all of ASICS’ cutting-edge technologies. Built around the FlyteFoam midsole infused with both rear and forefoot GEL pads, the shoe features a SpevaFoam midsole top, ensuring that it will go the distance with you. An Exoskeletal Heel Clutch Counter holds your heel firmly in place without discomfort, ensuring that the shoe follows every move of your foot.
The Guidance Trusstic System and Guidance Line can be found underfoot, helping your steps track straight and true. As with all the generations before this, the GEL-Nimbus 20 is designed for runners with a neutral or slightly under-pronating gait.
The 10mm for M’s/13mm for W’s drop height ensures adequate support with each landing, inspiring confidence for hours. The men’s and women’s designs are also different and do no simply exhibit different sizes and colourways. ASICS’ gender-specific cushioning design makes the GEL-Nimbus 20 one of the most adaptable shoes available for all runners.
The Platinum Special Edition
To commemorate two decades of GEL-Nimbus excellence, a special Platinum edition of the shoe has been unveiled. Featuring a glittering platinum colourway that quite literally sparkles with details, the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20 Platinum is unmissable with its vacuum-plated, chrome heel counter and silver glitter-infused GEL elements.
Details like the 20th Anniversary sockliner and shoelace tips reward shoe enthusiasts that take pride in the finer aspects of sneaker design.
TPU welded reflective ASICS stripes form a bold statement across the side of the silver mesh upper, and a pair of additional white shoelaces are included in the Platinum edition shoe box.
Being on the move for long periods of time in tropical weather can really heat you up, but ASICS has been working on its running apparel range to improve heat dissipation.
With performance at its heart, the new GEL-COOL is a sweat-activated cooling technology within ASICS apparel, which feels cooler as you sweat. As more moisture is absorbed, the cooler the temperature in the fabric.
Patches of GEL-COOL are placed on areas of ASICS apparel, close to the areas where temperature rises during exercise. When wearers sweat, the patches make a 3D effect on the fabric surface, providing a larger space between skin and the fabric, enhancing ventilation and helping avoid fabric sticking to the skin.
Look for the GEL-COOL technology on all ASICS apparel with a GEL-COOL label, and the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20 Platinum (RRP S$259), at the following retail stores:
ASICS Store Nex
ASICS Store Plaza Singapura
ASICS Store Suntec City
ASICS Store Vivocity
ASICS Bugis Junction
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