Healthy Habits,  Product review

GEL-NIMBUS LITE 2

Shoe name: AGEL-NIMBUS LITE 2
Terrain: 
Road Running
Shoe type:
 Natural
Heel drop/offset:
 Men 8mm / Women 11mm

Weight: Men 258g / Women 221g

After two pregnancies my hips are just not the same – long distance running hurts, and even at times when I was at my strongest and fittest my hips would struggle, leaving m core to somewhat collapse and then my whole posture would just go downhill.

ENTER GEL-NIMBUS LITE 2

I was super impressed with the out of the box! Such a pretty colour and the big heel at the back looked a bit alien like – I was sure that these babies would be my answer to extra support fr my Postpartum hips.

The biggest part of the the shoe’s upper is made of recycled material , making it one of the Eco-Friendliest shoes on the market. It also impresses with its gender-specific new geometry of the midsole. The women’s version has a central rubber pod and carved out midsole, where the men’s shoe doesn’t. The Men’s shoe has a wider, more stable base, Removing this for the women’s shoe eliminates more weight.

It uses the same foam as the Metaracer and Kayano and gives excellent support with a smooth ride and slight bounce. I was initially a bit let down by the responsiveness, and lack of bounce from the shoe – I somehow expected the same amount of bounce that you get from he guidance of the guide-sole technology. But after a few runs I realized that this shoe is in its own class, and gives you tremendous support whilst being very light.

I have yet to do a nice long marathon in these babies , but I’m very impressed with them! I love lacing up in them and heading our for a run, knowing that my hips will be supported.

Here are some of the technical spec’s

ORTHOLITE LASTING
This lasting material features plush underfoot comfort while providing excellent moisture management and a high level of breathability (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC.

REFLECTIVITY
Contains reflective materials designed to enhance visibility during low light hours.

TRUSSTIC SYSTEM® TECHNOLOGY
Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.

ENGINEERED MESH UPPER
Multi-directional mesh material improves ventilation and stability.

GEL™
Our iconic GEL ™ technology provides superior shock absorption where you need it most, for a more comfortable ride. Developed in our Institute for Sport Science, GEL™ technology reduces the impact of every stride on your body.

FLYTEFOAM™
Our breakthrough midsole foam is 55% lighter than the industry standard, giving you an ultralight and responsive ride. Developed in our Institute of Sport Science, FlyteFoam™ cushioning makes it easy for you to hit your top speed.

FLYTEFOAM™ PROPEL
The Flytefoam Propel midsole material is made with high energy return elastomer added to the foam. This patented formulation is extremely resilient, comfortable and lightweight compared with other foams in the market. It also produces an enhanced bounce and push-off.

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