The ASICS Gel Nimbus is best for neutral runners seeking a highly cushioned shoe for long distances. Over the years, the Nimbus collection has constantly evolved while remaining true to its roots as a max-cushion road shoe.
The latest version of the ASICS Gel Nimbus is the lightest and softest yet, thanks to a redesigned midsole made with FF BLAST PLUS foam.
FF BLAST PLUS foam creates lightweight cushioning that delivers smooth transitions and propulsive toe-offs. The result is an ultra soft ride with just the right amount of responsiveness.
Reviewers noticed the difference in the midsole right away. “These shoes felt noticeably softer than any other ASICS I have tried. They have a really soft heel, but I don’t feel like I’m sinking down into them,” says one reviewer.
A flexible midfoot panel allows you to move comfortably and efficiently over long distances, and up-tempo paces. “They’re soft enough to provide comfort and cushion, but I can still pick up the pace if I need to,” another reviewer says.
A combination of FlyteFoam cushioning and GEL technology provide excellent shock absorption, necessary to mitigate the pounding your body takes while you run.
ASICS uses their signature gel-like pads in the heel and forefoot of the Nimbus to absorb impact and disperse it evenly throughout the foot, and Flytefoam cushioning in the midsole creates another layer of protection for your feet. Reviewers lauded the extra support.
“They’re cushioned enough to protect my feet from the constant pounding, and the fit remains comfortable even as my feet swell during long marathon-training runs,” says one reviewer.
The ASICS Gel Nimbus 24 features an ASICS LITE rubber outsole for extra traction and durability. ASICS LITE rubber is lighter, stronger and more sustainable than other traditional rubber outsoles, which provides the protection you need without added bulk.
For many runners, the edges of the heels are where running shoes tend to wear down the quickest. ASICS solves this problem by using their signature AHARPLUS heel plug rubber on the outer edges to prevent excessive wear.