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  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $170
  • Weight
    Men: 11oz
    Women: 8.9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 13mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Men: 23mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 13mm
    Women: 12mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Asics Gel Nimbus 20 Lite-Show

  • The Asics Gel Nimbus 20 Lite-Show is a neutral running shoe that’s created for the roads. It is the version that has a reflective upper, a trait that is not present in the original Gel Nimbus 20 model. The façade is also comprised of a breathable mesh that welcomes the natural shape and motion of the foot.
  • Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of many cushioning technologies. These foam and gel units are tasked with keeping the foot secure from strain and other unsavory effects of the running session. Covering the midsole are two highly abrasion-resistant rubber compounds.

Asics Gel Nimbus 20 Lite-Show size and fit

Standard measurements were used in the making of the Asics Gel Nimbus 20 Lite-Show. Runners can purchase a pair using their usual sizing expectations. When it comes to width, the available variants are D – Medium and B – Medium for men and women, respectively.

Outsole

Asics High Abrasion Rubber or AHAR® is placed in the high-wear areas of the outsole. The job of this compound, which is also used in the Asics Gel Nimbus 21, is to protect against wear-and-tear while also providing traction over the asphalt.

DuraSponge® is blown rubber that’s placed in the forefoot section of the external pad. It has a spongy construction that adds to the cushioning capacity of the midsole unit, potentially heightening propulsion and impact attenuation.

Midsole

FlyteFoam® is a cushioning technology that offers a bouncy ride. It’s created using super-fibers that are of organic origin, giving it unprecedented durability and full-bodied form.

The FluidRide® midsole is also part of the Asics Gel Nimbus 20 Lite-Show’s cushioning system. It is a lightweight foam that is able to provide a ‘fluid’ transition through the gait cycle.

The GEL® Cushioning System involves silicon-based pieces that are placed in the heel and forefoot sections of the platform. These hunks are meant to absorb impact during the landing phase, easing the strike and encouraging an enabled toe-off.

The Guidance Trusstic System® is a thermoplastic support unit in the midfoot section that is meant to preserve the structural integrity of the platform. It also steadies the arch, preventing it from deviating during the run.

A vertical trench called the Guidance Line® divides the crash-pad into two, allowing for the shadowing of the contact points during the foot-strike and the gait transition, potentially easing the process of taking each step.

The Ortholite® X-40 Sockliner is meant to add a bit more cushioning for the underfoot. Moreover, it has anti-moisture and antimicrobial features to maintain a healthy and dry in-shoe environment.

Upper

Gradient mesh is a lightweight fabric that offers form-fitting coverage and breathability. It has open pores that accommodate air into the foot-chamber.

A multidirectional stretch-mesh called FluidFit® is placed in areas that are prone to bending. It permits the natural capacity of the foot to flex while retaining its structure. Such a feature also aims to avert fabric tearing and flex-wrinkles.

3D Printed Overlays help the rest of the façade when it comes to securing the foot and keeping it in place. These layers are thin, and they don’t have a lot of weight.

The upper unit has reflective prints on it, hence the name, Asics Gel Nimbus 20 Lite-Show. These elements are meant to make the shoe visible at night, thus keeping the runner safe on the roads.


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