ASICS has announced the recently launched of the GEL-NIMBUS 25 running shoes, is available now in Malaysia. The GEL-NIMBUS 25 was rated by runners as the number 1 in comfort in an independent test by The Biomechanics Lab in South Australia, as it offers more cushioning and softer landings for the most comfortable running experience.
With the new PureGEL technology, GEL-NIMBUS 25 is able to offer the softest landings to date. The PureGEL technology which is not visible from the outside is strategically integrated in the midsole to deliver enhanced shock absorption and smoother transitions. Also, this time the GEL-NIMBUS 25 gets a 20% more foam with the new new lightweight and energetic FF BLAST PLUS ECO cushioning. The foam is made from at least 20% bio-based material from renewable sources such as leftover waste from sugar case processing.
Meanwhile, a new soft, yet breathable and stretchy knit tongue and collar construction is offering an easier step-in and a more adaptive fit. This will help the shoe to feel like an extension of the foot and make each stride more comfortable and smooth.
A new soft, yet breathable and stretchy knit tongue and collar construction deliver an easier step-in and a more adaptive fit, helping the shoe to feel like an extension of the foot and make each stride more comfortable and smooth.
For the independent test by The Biomechanics Lab in South Australia, 100 runners (52 men, 48 women) were recruited for this study, which took place over an eight-week period. Study participants ran in all five pairs of shoes which were made to be completely unrecognizable, so no brand or design biases came into effect. The test participants had to run on an instrumented treadmill at a pace of 10km/hour for three minutes, and were asked to rate the comfort of each shoe based on various comfort related criteria, including heel cushioning, forefoot cushioning, shoe stability and forefoot flexibility.
An independent statistical analysis of the results using three different measurement models was conducted and the results were clear: The GEL-NIMBUS 25 was rated as the number one in comfort.
Dr Chris Bishop PhD, podiatrist and adjunct research fellow at the University of South Australia explained: “Comfort is a perception factor which is not a biomechanical variable and it’s not the same for every individual. However, the results of this study were conclusive: the GEL-NIMBUS 25 was statistically the most comfortable running shoe tested .”
The GEL-NIMBUS 25 is available for men and women from ASICS retail, online stores and specialists running outlets globally from February 1, 2023 for RM 699.00.
To find out more about the GEL-NIMBUS 25 shoe, please visit asics.com.