Cushioning is something Asics does better than most other running brands. And the perfect example of that is the brand’s GEL-Nimbus series. Since the Nimbus 14 was so popular amongst runners who desired a well-cushioned neutral trainer, Asics is continuing the line with the upgraded GEL-Nimbus 15.
With a new design to boot, the GEL-Nimbus 15 has been injected with updated performance features to give it even more cushioning, and a more responsive ride. Starting with the midsole, Asics has given the shoe a new two-piece midsole, with the top piece made from blended rubber for comfort, and a second layer made from conventional non-blended rubber, which is lighter and more flexible. The Gel units in both the heel and forefoot have been increased in size to improve the impact resistance of the sneaker, along with a new multi-directional mesh on the upper for a more ergonomic fit.
The GEL-Nimbus 15 will be available in both men’s and women’s models beginning April 2013. The sneaker is priced at $145.