Review of the ASICS GEL NIMBUS.

The ASICS GEL NIMBUS : A Complete Review

If you are looking for shoes that continue to offer excellent comfort and long-run impact absorption, then ASICS GEL NIMBUS is what you should consider buying. Its improved stability provides a more balanced stride that’s followed by smoother transitions. Constructed with comfort and breathability in mind, the upper features a softer engineered mesh design for long runs. Providing the runner with excellent shock absorption and softness, the shoe delivers more compression in the heel thanks to its softer GEL® technology cushioning unit and contoured design lines.

Also, a gender-specific TRUSSTIC™ device provides an articulated amount of support in the right direction for men and women to help generate a smooth transition. Under the toe, the inclusion of gender-specific pillars help cushion the body and help runners experience a softer feel. Simultaneously, the OrthoLite™ X-55 sockliner equips runners with a forgiving, yet responsive stride. The components of the GEL-NIMBUS®  shoe help increase the softness without forgoing the integrity of the shoe’s ride. 23rd version of the GEL-NIMBUS® continues to make advancements within the lineage by offering improved support and comfort for distance runners.

The Size

It has heel drop of 13 mm and weight of 255 g/9 Oz. And possesses AHAR® Outsole which is acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. It is placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability while employing 45-degree full length SpevaFoam™ 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort. The shoe also has heel clutching system™ technology in which exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment. Furthermore, Plus 3® Midsole Technology refers to the 3mm of additional height on women’s models which helps relieve achilles tension.

The Look

Engineered eyelet shaping helps the upper move more naturally with the foot, while a stretchy midfoot panel appropriately hugs the foot to generate better flexibility. Additionally, the shoe’s upper is made with recycled materials to reduce waste and carbon emissions. The look in the photo is of stark contrast to the newest variant of this shoe: GEL NIMBUS 21. You can check our review on that one here.

The ASICS GEL NIMBUS Lite packs a sleek modern look.


Pronation is part of the natural movement of the human body and refers to the way your foot rolls inward for impact distribution upon landing. Understanding your pronation type can help you find a comfortable running shoe. The ASICS GEL NIMBUS is made for Underpronation and Neutral.

In underpronation, foot type is of high arches, push off refers to the pressure on smaller toes on outside of foot and your foot contacts the ground by mechanism in which the outer side of the heel hits the ground at an increased angle with little or no normal pronation, causing a large transmission of shock through the lower leg. In neutral, foot type is of normal size arches, push off refers to the even distribution from the front of the foot and your foot contacts the ground by the mechanism in which the foot lands on outside of the heel, then rolls inward (pronates) to absorb shock and support body weight. It contains reflective materials designed to enhance visibility during low light hours.

The Feel

The ASICS GEL NIMBUS has engineered mesh upper improves breathability. The GEL® Technology has cushioning which provides excellent shock absorption. Trusstic System® technology reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe. FlyteFoam® Propel Technology provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound. FLYTEFOAM® Technology provides lightweight cushioning. OrthoLite™ X-55 sockliner improves step-in comfort. Reflective accents improve visibility in low-light conditions. 3D SPACE CONSTRUCTION™ improves compression and cushioning at footstrike and reduces pronation. It uses recycled material upper in which at least 20% of the primary material of the shoe’s upper is made with recycled materials to reduce waste and carbon emissions. It has 360-degrees of GEL® technology cushioning which provides excellent shock absorption.

Cushioning and Comfort

Guidance Line® Midsole Technology has vertical flex groove which decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency. Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Technology Cushioning System attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle. I.G.S® (Impact Guidance System) Technology employs linked componentry to enhance the foot’s natural gait from heel strike to toe-off. It has removable sockliner that provides cushioning performance. The amazing feature is gender specific trusstic. The specifically designed trusstic system to cater to the differences in male and female biomechanics.

You can experience lasting comfort with this running shoe. Packed with technologies to improve the performance of neutral runners, this iteration of this running shoe delivers a blend of cushioning and a responsive stride, featuring a softer GEL® cushioning unit in the heel for excellent shock absorption. Improved forefoot GEL® technology further reduces the load on feet, while the FLYTEFOAM® Propel technology in the midsole delivers more energetic ride. Featuring TRUSSTIC™ technology under the arch of the shoe, this thermoplastic piece provides stability, reduces weight and helps extend the life of the shoe.

Additionally, a lightweight AHAR® outsole reduces the overall level of wear, allowing you to spend more time focusing on your running workouts. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, the GEL NIMBUS® performance running shoe is designed to deliver soft cushioning and a more responsive stride.

Pros & Cons

  • Feels like walking on air
  • Pinnacle of comfort
  • Perfect for plus-sized peeps
  • Best shoes for standing on concrete for multiple hours
  • Hip design
  • Greatly reduce plantar fascia pain
  • Inconsistent sizing
  • Hefty price

You will experience lasting comfort with the ASICS GEL-NIMBUS®.


The lightweight, engineered mesh upper allows your feet to experience improved breathability, offering a supportive and adaptable fit. Designed with high mileage runners in mind, the ASICS GEL NIMBUS  shoe implements more foam in the midsole to reduce the severity of harsh impact. Whether you’re hitting the treadmill or pounding the pavement, enjoy lasting comfort and timeless style in the GEL NIMBUS  Platinum shoe.

The pair of kicks are a a versatile offering for neutral runners, featuring our GEL® technology in both the forefoot and rearfoot to provide excellent cushioning and comfort. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, the shoe is designed to deliver soft cushioning and a more responsive stride. 

Additionally, the shoe is fitted with I.G.S® (Impact Guidance System) technology: a construction technique that allows the shoe to respond to your natural gait. Gain even more bounce with our SpEVA insole, which also helps the shoe last. To ensure a great fit, there’s an external heel counter which holds your heel firmly, keeping you comfortable as you pound the miles. There is additional AHARPLUS™ heel plug on the outsole to help you be able to run as long as you want. This ASICS High Abrasion Resistance Rubber is a tough rubber compound used to reduce excessive wear. All of this lets the shoe take the strain so you can concentrate on what matters: your breathing and pace. Now with a vibrant new design, it will get you pumped to unleash your inner runner, even when it’s grey outside.

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