Asics Nimbus vs Cumulus
Asics running shoes have been widely discussed as one of the top two running shoes available. In fact, the debate circles between Asics and Brooks on which shoe brand is better for runners. If, you’re looking to upgrade your Asics running shoes?
ASICS has a long lineup of great running shoes that would literally take all day to break down. That’s why we’ll be looking at the most popular models from ASICS for runners; the Nimbus 18 & 19 against Cumulus 18 & 19
This articles gives information on the two shoes, pros/cons, and compare and contrast between the two - Asics Nimbus vs Cumulus.
A Quick "Did You Know" Before We Get Started:
Did you know... ASICS is an acronym derived from a Latin phrase (Anima Sana in Corpore Sano), which translates to a sound mind in a sound body. It’s this philosophy that has guided every ASICS concept, innovation, idea, and product to deliver excellence. And as technology advances, the brand keeps on pushing the limits to achieve comfort, support, and a superior ride.
Nimbus 19 Review:
There’s no question about it; the Nimbus 19 is the flagship neutral trainer for the entire brand. You can tell from the higher price tag that there’s a lot going on here. The Nimbus itself has been a flagship, high mileage trainer for ASICS for years and is generally described as an ultra-cushioned trainer.
But over the years, this shoe has gone through several changes and redesigns to what you see now.
- FlyteFoam Midsole Technology. 3mm of additional height on women's models helps relieve achilles tension.
- FluidRide Midsole: FluidRide provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability.
- Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems: Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
Cumulus 19 Review:
The CUMULUS 19, on the other hand, is an ever-reliable daily trainer that doubles as a long-run shoe built to last for miles. However, you’ll notice that the shoes stiffness and weight is not really ideal for faster workouts such as quick tempo runs and intervals.
- FlyteFoam Midsole Technology
- Fluid Ride Midsole: Fluid Ride provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability.
- Rear foot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems: Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.