Review: Asics Gel Nimbus 24

Running Shoe Reviews
Review: Asics Gel Nimbus 24

Category

Neutral Road Running Shoes

Summary

Average Weight: Men's 290g / Women's 274g
Stack Height: Men's 26/16mm / Women's 28/15mm

The softest Asics shoes we've ever tried. The Asics Gel Nimbus 24 features premium cushioning – no wonder it's named after a cloud.

Men's Asics Gel Nimbus 24
£165.00 £139.00

Women's Asics Gel Nimbus 24
£165.00 £139.00

Features

Upper

  • Made with recycled materials to reduce waste
  • Seamless, stretchy and breathable
  • A thin, gusseted tongue for an improved fit

Midsole

  • New FF Blast+ which makes it soft and bouncy
  • Gel padded heels
  • Higher stack and gender specific heel drop
  • Breathable and lightweight Ortholite insoles
  • TRUSSTICtechnology prevents excessive inward twist of the foot

Outersole

  • AHAR+ improved grip and extended durability
  • Gel pads for additional cushion at the forefoot
Asics Gel Nimbus 24
Asics Gel Nimbus 24

Pros

  • Greatest shock absorption
  • 20g lighter than before
  • Better response

Cons

  • Higher price point, but you're paying for quality
  • Less stable than it used to be (which is fine if you have a more neutral footstrike)

In Testing

Asics is one of my favourite brands, but I was never a big fan of the Nimbus. The 24th version has been a revelation for me – I find it extremely comfortable, much lighter and bouncier than the previous versions.

As a slight overpronator, I tend to run in mid stability shoes or stable neutral ones. Even though I can still feel a bit of support provided by the TRUSSTICtechnology in the arch, the new foam is much softer – which makes this new version a bit less stable.

The new upper is very stretchy and comfy but it seems to come up a bit smaller, probably due to the narrow toe-box shape. I had to go half a size up from usual.


Verdict

In conclusion, the Asics Gel Nimbus 24 is an excellent choice if you have a fairly neutral gait. A gret choice if you also love maximum cushioning, as well as general comfort on your long runs and walks.


Men's Asics Gel Nimbus 24
£165.00 £139.00

Men's Asics Gel Nimbus 24
£165.00 £139.00

Women's Asics Gel Nimbus 24
£165.00 £139.00

Women's Asics Gel Nimbus 24
£165.00 £139.00

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