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ASICS Gel-Nimbus 21


Get your head out of the clouds, and put your feet there instead.

Now in its 21st year, ASICS revised the fit of its popular GEL-Nimbus running shoe to accommodate more foot shapes. The premium engineered mesh upper adapts to the movement of a runner’s foot to provide a more comfortable ride while giving additional room in the forefoot.

Designers pumped the latest Nimbus full of Flytefoam Propel to cushion each step. The lightweight foam-and-rubber formulation delivers high energy return for increased bounce and better performance. Under the heel is ASICS’ iconic GEL technology that reduces impact and allows for a smooth transition forward.

In the Fleet Feet ASICS GEL-Nimbus 21 review, testers found the cushioning made the shoe ideal for long distances.

The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 21 continues the legacy of the burly running shoe that will carry you for as many miles as you want to go.

Tech specs

Price: $150

Weight: 10.9 oz (men), 9 oz (women)

Drop: 10 mm

Use: Everyday trainer

Surface: Road, track

ASICS GEL-Nimbus 21 technology

  • GEL technology. When used in the heel, ASICS’ GEL technology reduces heel strike impact for easier landings. In the forefoot, GEL absorbs more shock as your foot rolls forward
  • Flytefoam Propel. ASICS’ energetic cushion formulation that mixes a unique rubber compound with foam for a bouncy ride
  • Impact Guidance System. A combination of four technical features—external heel counter, ASICS’ Guidance Line, Guidance Trussic and Dynamic Duomax—that leads to a better stride and more efficient performance

Reviews (12)

5 out of 5 stars.

5/5 on 12 total reviews

Douglas Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Durable, confortable shoe

I've run in the various models of the gel nimbus. The hold up well to lots of miles.

Howard Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.

Been using ASICS for last 20 years. Get great service from fleet feet.

Robert S. Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Best shoe ever

I have tried lots of different shoes over the years and always come back to the Asics - one day I'll learn

Tim Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
ASICS Gel Nimbus 21

Perfect shoe, great support. Fleet Feet was very helpful in picking the right shoe.

John Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
My feet are happy!!!!

I switched to ASICS a year ago after getting custom fitting at Fleet Feet. The Gel Nimbus 21 are my favorite shoe. So much so that I bought two pair! I put them on and forget they are there.

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