Q&A with Sportsmart’s footwear manager, Ryan Meggs.
What are the new technologies in the new Nimbus 16s?
There are 3 new features/benefits I’d like to highlight:
1. Improved fit – A more adaptive, comfortable upper around the mid-foot (compared to the previous model) and discrete eyelet stay by using stretch mesh (FluidFit).
2. Improved ride – Better forefoot flexibility with new, incorporated outsole flex grooves.
3. Lightweight – 5 gram weight reduction (compared with the Asics Gel Nimbus 15).
How does it compare to the previous model?
Overall, the new Asics Gel Nimbus 16 is lighter, has a more comfortable fit and greater flexibility than the Asics Gel Nimbus 15.
What’s your favourite feature?
I really like the improvements to the upper, with the new memory foam set up in the rear of the shoe (better rearfoot fit and a great feel). I also like the stretch mesh upper as it helps provide a better fit and greater comfort.
What type of foot does the new Nimbus best suit?
The Asics Gel Nimbus 16 is best suited for runners with a neutral to high arch (supinator) and for slow, heavier style runners who are doing longer distances and require maximum cushioning.
What colours are available?
There are several colour and width options available in both the mens and womens models:
Island Blue/Lightning/Lime – D width
Titanium/Black/Red – 4E width
Dark Charcoal/Blue/Lime – D width (available in September)
Purple/Lightning/Lime – B width
White/Periwinkle/Mint – 2A width
Raspberry/Lightning/Lime – B width (available in September)