ASICS celebrates the 20th iteration of the GEL-NIMBUS™ series, its best long distance running shoe

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To celebrate nearly twenty years of the GEL-NIMBUS series, ASICS is launching a new edition of its most popular long-distance shoe [i] , the GEL-NIMBUS 20. The lightest model in GEL-NIMBUS history, the GEL-NIMBUS 20 is made for the runner in everyone—whether it’s your first mile or your hundredth.

Like the GEL technology in the shoe, running is evolving—breaking the mold of what people consider a runner to be. The new GEL-NIMBUS 20 shoe is designed with cushioning and light weight comfort aimed to give runners their best performance from start to finish.

GEL-NIMBUS 20

Today, GEL-NIMBUS is the leading cushioning model mainly for neutral runners and underpronators, packed with a range of ASICS performance technology.

The combination of its patented FlyteFoam [ii] midsole inserts with GEL Technology gives the GEL-NIMBUS 20 superior cushioning, shock absorption and a lightweight feel with every step.

Built for runners of every stride, the GEL-NIMBUS 20 features new Gradient Jacquard Mesh structure, designed with strategic 3D printed overlays that seamlessly wrap and support the foot throughout your run. The new feature on the upper also gives feet a great fit and breathability for runners of every stride.

Gerard Klein, Senior General Manager, Global Performance Running Footwear, ASICS Corporation says, “The GEL-NIMBUS is a shoe with nearly 20 years of history. And there’s a very good reason for this—since its debut in 1999, the GEL-NIMBUS has managed to deliver against runners’ highest expectations and help them achieve their personal bests. The GEL-NIMBUS has always been designed to offer runners superior cushioning without excess weight. In fact, Nimbus means “cloud” in Latin. Our goal with the GEL-NIMBUS is literally to make runners feel so light and comfortable, it’s almost like they’re running on a cloud. Every year ASICS raises its aspirations even higher, and we will continue to innovate and develop the GEL-NIMBUS series.”

GEL-NIMBUS 20 retails for $160 USD and will be available December 1st at ASICS and specialty run stores as well as online at asics.com.

Features of the GEL-NIMBUS 20 include:

· I.G.S (Impact Guidance System)

· FlyteFoam Midsole –bottom layer

· SpEVA Midsole –top layer

· Plus 3 and Gender Specific Cushioning (for Women’s model)

· GUIDANCE LINE

· TRUSSTIC System

· Visible Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL

· SpEVA Lasting

· FluidFit Upper with Gradient Jacquard Mesh

· Outsole Forefoot: AHAR Sponge, Rear foot: AHAR PLUS Rubber

· X-40 Ortholite Sockliner

· External Counter

· 3M Reflectivity

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  • Heel Clutching System Technology - Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment.
  • Plus 3 Midsole Technology - 3mm of additional height on women's models helps relieve achilles tension.
Bestseller No. 8
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  • Engineered mesh upper improves breathability -
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  • FLYTEFOAM Technology - Provides lightweight cushioning
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  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • FLYTEFOAM Technology - Provides lightweight cushioning

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ASICS Launches DynaFlyte – The Key To Fast Running

IRVING, Calif., June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — ASICS launches the new DynaFlyte model, its lightest-ever cushioning shoe for runners who want speed. Delivering both lightweight and cushioning, the DynaFlyte model unlocks runners’ speed so they can run fast at any distance. Featuring a full-length FlyteFoam midsole, DynaFlyte is the first product that allows everyday runners to experience ASICS latest patented midsole technology in its purest form.

ASICS held a global launch event for the DynaFlyte model in New York City on June 14, featuring ASICS elite athletes Candace Hill and Ryan Hall, media, influencers and scientists from ASICS Institute of Sports Science (ISS).
The DynaFlyte model unlocks the potential to run fast by delivering superior cushioning in a lightweight shoe. With less shoe weight to swing forward, runners experience less energy loss, more efficient running and unlock the potential for speed at any distance.

Maintaining effective cushioning while simultaneously reducing a shoe’s weight is a key challenge in running footwear development. Featuring category-bending innovations, it has defied the inverse correlation between lightweight and cushioning, allowing runners to improve their speed at any distance. Having broken the 10.5 oz barrier, DynaFlyte weighs 9.3 oz for men and 7.8 oz for women.

Discover Pure FlyteFoam Technology
At the core of the DynaFlyte model is FlyteFoam, ASICS patented lightweight and responsive cushioning technology ? first trialed in MetaRun in November 2015. DynaFlyte marks the first use of FlyteFoam in its purest form, through a full-length midsole engineered to deliver lightweight and highly-functional cushioning.

FlyteFoam is the result of about three years of development and over 300 prototypes tested at ASICS Institute of Sport Science. Built with reinforced fibers that work to maintain cushioning, it is approximately 55 percent lighter than the industry standard and is ASICS lightest midsole. Equipped with a full-length FlyteFoam midsole, DynaFlyte meets the highest level of cushioning standards among ASICS running footwear.

The ISS Promise
The DynaFlyte model was designed and developed at the ISS, ASICS research & development center in Kobe, Japan. ISS, the beating heart of ASICS, is where countless pieces of data from amateur and professional runners over the past 30 years are curated and analyzed to inform product development. ISS has put ASICS at the forefront of research in running. Their rigorous approach to product development has led to the discovery of the breakthrough technology, FlyteFoam.

DynaFlyte embodies ISS human-centric science approach to product development and commitment to continuous improvement, bringing new possibilities to runners looking for performance and speed at any distance.

With DynaFlyte, runners can fully experience FlyteFoam technology at its purest. We are excited to launch DynaFlyte, and see how FlyteFoam will be able to help runners unlock their speed, said Dr. Tsuyoshi Nishiwaki, Executive Officer, Senior General Manager, ASICS Institute of Sport Science.

DynaFlyte in Action
ASICS sponsored a global launch event in New York City on June 14th, showcasing the DynaFlyte model, its key product release of the year and its featured technology, FlyteFoam. During the launch ASICS introduced an interactive installation, the DynaFlyte Deck, a specialized running track. The event was designed to bring to life the shoe’s full experience and consumer benefits.

Developed in cooperation with ISS, it is programmed with colored lighting and sounds that offer runners on the track different drills to experience and feel the DynaFlyte models core benefits ? lightweight, cushioning, and the potential for speed.

Media and influencer attendees were able to test-run the product on ASICS’ custom-made DynaFlyte Deck.

ASICS elite athletes Ryan Hall and Candace Hill, as well as scientists from ISS, also participated in the global launch event.

ASICS newest and youngest track and field athlete, Candace Hill, spoke about her partnership with ASICS:

One of the reasons why I choose partnering with ASICS is because they get what it means to be fast and being the fastest is the main focus for me on the track and in my training said Hill. This new shoe by ASICS can unlock that potential for everyone while still feeling light and comfortable.

The DynaFlyte model will be available for men and women at ASICS online stores and select running outlets worldwide starting July 2016.

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  • Seamless Construction - The use of seamless materials reduces the potential for irritation and friction caused by traditional stitches and seams.
  • Ortholite X-40 Sockliner - This premium sockliner features higher rebound properties while providing excellent moisture management and a high-level of breathability (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC.)
  • Removable Sockliner - A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
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  • Rearfoot GEL technology cushioning system - Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
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