Asics Sneaker Review

The body of your dreams starts with the right shoe your feet – it’s the single most important piece of equipment, it can either make or break your workout.   Lishe tested the GEL-Nimbus 19 and the GEL-Fit Yui from Asics latest collection, and we definitely put them through their paces.

The GEL-Nimbus 19

One of the best running shoe for the trail being the Gel-Nimbus – Tested by our resident marathon runner – Nete Moshoeshoe who not only used the Gel-Nimbus for training, but took them to the Comrades Marathon in Durban this past weekend.

“The GEL-Nimbus 19 is designed to offer optimal support in the areas your feet need it most to tackle longer distances like marathons and ultra-marathons.

The FlyteFoam midsole offers the same expected cushioning at a lighter weight which will help you run longer and lighter.”

Nete felt the GEL – Nimbus 19 had great cushioning, he appreciated the way the shoe responded when he ran up steep hills whether on ascend or descend. The shoe gave the support required and the right amount of control, making it easy on the knees. The shoe is quite light in mass and is an attractive looking shoe for those that focus on how fashionable a shoe is – certainly helps build the confidence of the runner.



The GEL-Fit Yui

“GEL-Fit Yui™ shoe was designed with the studio athlete in mind and carefully constructed to enhance underfoot protection, while maintaining structure and support. The fully integrated fit system allows the heel collar to wrap snugly around the foot – creating a customized feel. Weight: 5.9.”

I tested out the GEL-Fit Yui, my training involves high intensity workout both indoors and outdoors. I found the presence of the AHAR® Outsole, meant that there was an independent response to my every stride, allowing the muscle in my feet to move more naturally. The cushioning in the shoe gave my feet plenty of comfort and support, ensuring that my feet do not get sore during long workout sessions or strolls.

I enjoyed the fact that the GEL – Fit Yui shoe is also very fashionable and can go from the gym to brunch with the girls or the airport – definitely a great addition to my athleisure look.

The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 and GEL-Fit Yui are available now at leading sport retailers nationwide.

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Thank you Asics South Africa.


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