The Nimbus Lite 2 combines a soft underfoot experience with a lightweight design for daily running miles. Smooth running transitions and soft landings make for the perfect combination in a running sneaker. This style of trainer features a series of recycled materials while using fewer resources for a more eco-friendly design approach. Nearly the entire upper of the GEL-NIMBUS® LITE 2 is formed with recycled materials that help your feet breathe better throughout your run. Simultaneously, the FLYTEFOAM® midsole technology incorporates Cellulose Nanofiber, a sustainable material that increases the durability of the foam. Designed with an advanced software program that helps improve the shoe's cushioning properties, this model also references the design language of the GEL-NIMBUS® series while creating a lighter and softer running experience. Meanwhile, the GEL® technology cushioning in the forefoot and rearfoot improves comfort while increasing shock absorption. Additionally, the ASICS LITE Rubber outsole increases the shoe's durability and prolongs the mileage you get out of your running shoes. Fusing advanced tech with design nuances that halo our GEL-NIMBUS® series, the GEL-NIMBUS® LITE 2 running shoe is part of our mission to help create a more sustainable world while offering soft cushioning and lightweight comfort.
Features & Benefits:
- Flytefoam Technology provides a lightweight cushioning that's made with sustainable materials
- GEL Technology provides excellent shock absorption
- Lightweight, breathable and sustainable material comprise our soft upper
- Removable sockliner that provides cushioning performance
- Impact Guidance System Technology is Asics design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
- Category: Neutral
- Drop: 10 mm
- Weight: 9.1 oz
CUSTOMER RATINGS & REVIEWS
- shoe category
- comfort shoe
- Gel cushioning system
- tempo workouts
So first of all, I would like to start by saying that I usually steer away from any "fast" and lightweight shoe options because they usually lack the cushion that my ankles and knees love so much. HOWEVER.... I am utterly impressed with the comfort and performance of this shoe. Asics knocked it out of the park with this one. I love the Gel cushioning system that Asics uses, and I am so surprised at the fact that the cushion is still there despite this being such a lightweight shoe. I have been enjoying using this shoe for tempo workouts, intervals, or even moderate distances! So in the neutral shoe category, who is this one for? Just about anyone really. This is very versatile as others have said and it is a great option as an everyday comfort shoe, walking shoe, and certainly for folks who are looking for a faster shoe option that still provides phenomenal cushion!
The Nimbus Lite 2 is a re-design from its previous generation. Light-weight & fast are the only two words to use to describe this shoe; bygone are the days of being forced to choose between light-weight or cushion! It has a countered fit in the heel-counter with a wider feel in the toe-box. In my experience it fits true to size (but you should always size up to leave room for swelling when running). The rubberized foam makes for a smooth transition and an explosive take-off. The Flytefoam is made from the byproduct from sugar cane is a great option for the runner who is looking for a more eco-conscious footprint in their running shoes! I have tried the shoe on various surfaces and it is perfect for the road/treadmill, but it does feel a little 'wobbly' off-road (I think it has to do with the flex-grooves of the rubber). I would recommend this to someone looking to up their milage but still wants that flexible, light-weight options.
The nimbus lite 2 is a revamp of the original and the redesign really puts this shoe miles ahead of the competition. The foam under the shoe is light weight but supportive, and you can stand on this shoe for hours at a time without any discomfort. It rides like a dream, and the wide base provides smooth efficent takeoff for pronators and supinators alike. After running a good 100 miles in these shoes wear is minimal besides slight fading of the color on the bottom making these shoes a good long term investment for the price. I would recommend these shoes to new runners and those training for the next marathon alike!
I've really enjoyed wearing this shoe! From a comfort standpoint, I have found the shoe to be extremely comfortable. The Flytefoam gives my feet a lot of great support. I have worn the shoe for long periods of time, and they feel just as good at the end of the day as they do at the start. As a neutral shoe I have not run into any problems with these so far. If you are looking for a lightweight shoe with a lot of cushioning these are a really great option!
The Nimbus Lite 2 is a very cushioned and versatile shoe. But it is also very light and nimble. I would use this shoe for both a Half Marathon or daily walking. The back of the heel is nicely cushioned as well. This shoe offers tremendous speed with a noticeable meta-rocker design. If you are looking for a shoe to hit new personal records but also have a companion for everyday runs, jogs, or walks this is the shoe for you.