My jaw is just… on the floor.
Aside from the fact that the inner kid in me is actually giddy, I’m actually intrigued by how these function in real time during the morning or night:
Be seen floating on clouds with this special edition of the GEL-Nimbus® 15, featuring an all over reflective upper and glow-in-the-dark GEL®. With its plush, cushioned ride and stable platform, along with adjustments for improved upper fit, this update will please runners ranging from the underpronator to the moderate overpronator.
More details on the shoe:
ASICS® design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot’s natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment.
Independently placed eyelets disburse lace tension, creating a customized fitting environment and enhanced upper comfort.
Contains reflective materials designed to enhance visibility during low light hours.
Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.
Provides cushioning performance and anti-odor properties for a cooler, drier, healthier environment.
This Trusstic System® integrates Guidance Line® construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity.
The latest evolution in ASICS midsole technology, FluidRide provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability.
ASICS FluidFit upper technology combines multi-directional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapt to the athlete’s foot, creating a truly customized glove-like fit.
And, of course, it also comes in a coral version…which I had to go check out for myself at the Asics Store at Bryant Park in the city.
Because… well, pink. Y’all know how I feel about pink.
The shoes definitely glow, but it’s not so much the famed British Knights’ kind of “bright, blinking” light that you might expect. Only the gel around the base of the heel – it appears as a shiny, dark pink blob between the white and silver at the hell of the shoe – glows. And, as with all glow-in-the-dark things, the actual glowing portion has to be “charged up” with light in order to work, and it may not last for, say, an endurance or distance run.
But – and this is a huge but – as you can see, there is major reflectiveness on the sides of the shoes as well as in the laces. These strike me as the perfect winter running shoe for someone who runs in the morning. (And, to pair with that, Asics also has a “lite show” style of clothing to match.) The combo is perfect for those people who run on undefined terrain like streets with no sidewalks.
The shoes also feel fantastic, but that’s unfair – don’t all new shoes feel fantastic?
The ASICS Women’s Gel-Nimbus 15 Lite-Show Running Shoe retails for about $150, and the coral comes in sizes from 5-13; the yellow in men’s sizes 7-16.
So tell me, y’all… do we love it?