Saturday, December 14, 2019

ASICS GEL-Nimbus Lite Initial Run Impressions Video, Shoe Details and Comparisons. What a Fun, Sweet, Bouncy, Soft Ride!

ASICS GEL-Nimbus Lite ($150)
Update: Read our full multi tester review HERE

An ASICS unlike any other I have run. Bouncy, soft, decently stable with a superb highly breathable, light upper with great heel hold. Video below has my initial on the run impressions on the New Hampshire Seacoast at dusk. 
GEL-Nimbus Lite women's color (PC: Sally Reiley)
Nearly as plush as the regular Nimbus  but not as stiff and way more fun to run it comes it at nearly 1.5 oz lighter at 9.7 oz / 275 g in a US M9 (confirmed) with women's US7 coming at 7.6 oz / 215g. 8mm drop. The shoe has a big sustainability component in its extensive use of recycled in the upper and bio mass materials derived from sugarcane in the midsole which is cool. $150. Feb 2020 release. Full multi tester review soon!

Comparative Shoes 
(Reviews at index page here)
ASICS Glideride
Brooks Launch and Revel 3
Skechers GO Run Ride 8
Upcoming Salomon Sonic 3 Balance
Nike Epic React
adidas Boston
Saucony Ride ISO 2
Reebok Forever Energy
Read reviewers' full run bios here
The product reviewed was provided at no cost. The opinions herein are the authors'.
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Anonymous said...

Hi Sam,
What do you prefer, Nimbus Lite, Sonic 3 Balance or GRR 8 Hyper Burst?

Anonymous said...

This vs. the 1080v10?

Sam Winebaum said...

Hi Anonymous 1,
A bit early but overall if I could only have one in order Sonic 3, Ride 8, Nimbus Lite. Both the Sonic 3 and Ride 8 are a bit more stably cushioned in the forefoot. Nimbus Lite is clearly the softest and bounciest and in many ways the most fun but maybe not quite as versatile day in day out as the others for me.
Hi Anonymous 2,
Clearly the Nimbus Lite is softer and bouncier with the 1080v10 more responsive, firmer, stiffer and a bit more of a performance vs comfort ride and fit when comparing the 2.
Sam, Editor

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 2 says thank you!