Asics Gel Nimbus 16 NYC

11:37 PM KyannaSimone 2 Comments


Look at these beautiful sneakers, I felt like a kid on Christmas morning when I opened the box. I love new gear, I swear I love them more than "regular"clothes and shoes at times. But just to throw on a pair of sneakers and compressions tights to walk out the door is a great feeling. 

But I guess it would be a great idea to tell you guys how I got these sneakers right? So let's start from there. One day on twitter Asics was hosting a #BestRun chat and the winner gets a pair of Asics sneakers of their (Asics) choosing. I just happened to be on twitter and didn't know that was the prize, I was just so excited that a representative from Asics was tweeting so I was trying to mosey my way into their graces. 

A few moments later I realize it was a contest and became very excited because I needed a new pair of running sneakers, badly. My Tri Noosa 9's are just done and I can no longer run in them.

Then I saw a direct message from Asics stating that I won the contest and a pair of sneakers would be shipped to me. Can you believe that? Me! So it did take a couple of weeks and now they are here.

So these particular sneakers were specifically made for the TCS NYC Marathon. How can you tell? Just take a look. 

Did you think I didn't run in them already? Of course I did and let me say they are comfortable, a lot of cushion and foot support. But they did hut to run in them for first time as well as me putting my feet in them, this happens to me all the time when I get new sneakers so it's just the "breaking them in" phase that's bothering me but everything else is great. 

Something else that I fell in love with was not only the bright color but the reflective patches around the sneaker. As it starts to get darker earlier, it's hard to run in daylight especially when most of the daylight hours I'm at work, so these will come in handy running at night. Now if I can only find some reflective pants. 

Very minor but the tongue of these sneakers are so big and cushion-y, that's a plus for me. I like when my pants can fit behind the tongue of the sneakers, I cannot stand small tongues in sneakers, sometimes it makes me feel as I'm not wearing sneakers, weird right? 

Oh and the color, it's so bright! You guys know I love bright things and sneakers are no exception, the brighter the better. This will be great for the turkey trot which is now SIX days away. 

Overall I'm pleased with the Gel Nimbus 16 NYC. I know I'll be even more please with them when I finally break them in which is why I'm wearing them EVERYWHERE! Then I'll go back to my regular footwear and solely use these for running. 

Being silly as usual! 

What kind of sneakers do you run/workout in? 


  1. Congrats on winning, girl!

    i love my Asics shoes too. And I swear the bright colors make me run faster :)

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Thank you! I was so excited when I won.
    And I hope you had a good Thanksgiving as well, mine was good.