Asics Gel Nimbus 26

Running Shoe Reviews
Asics Gel Nimbus 26

Category

Neutral Road Running Shoes

Summary

Average Weight: Men's 304g / Women's 266g
Stack Height: Men's 30/22mm / Women's 29/21mm
Heel Drop: 8mm

The latest edition from Asics, the Nimbus 26 boasts excellent qualities we know you're going to love. Ideal stable neutral training shoe for all distances up to and including ultras.

Men's Asics Gel Nimbus 26
Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£180.00

Women's Asics Gel Nimbus 26
Women's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£180.00

Features

Upper

  • Made from 88% recycled materials
  • Seamless and stretchy upper with great ventilation
  • A thin, knit gusseted tongue for an improved fit
  • Upgraded knit collar construction to prevent unwanted friction

Midsole

  • New FF Blast+ and Eco foam (24% bio content) offers a dynamic ride
  • Higher stack and gender-specific heel drop
  • Breathable and lightweight Ortholite insoles
  • TRUSSTIC™ technology prevents excessive inward twist of the foot
  • Forefoot rocker effect, less flexibilty compare to previous version. On landing may feel quite stiff or firm

Outersole

  • AHAR+ sole improves durability
  • Puregel provides enhanced shock-absorption and a smoother ride
Women's Asics Gel Nimbus 26
Women's Asics Gel Nimbus 26

Pros

  • Fantastic cushioning
  • Gentle rocker for a gentle and smooth ride from heel to toe
  • Improved durability
  • Made from recycled and bio content

Cons

  • Firmer forefoot
  • Narrower forefoot box than predecessor, which may not suit everyone

In Testing

Asics is one of my favourite brands, but I was never a big fan of the Nimbus. The 26th version has been a revelation for me – I find it extremely comfortable and noticeably lighter than 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 stability provided by the TRUSSTIC™ technology in the arch, it's all thanks to the maximal cushioning this shoe has. It's become my go-to shoe for easy road miles.

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 26 is an excellent choice if you have a fairly neutral gait. A great choice if you also love maximum cushioning, as well as general comfort on your long runs and walks.

Men's Asics Gel Nimbus 26
Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£180.00

Women's Asics Gel Nimbus 26
Women's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£180.00

Similar Options

Men's Brooks Glycerin 21
Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£165.00

Men's Asics Gel Cumulus 25
Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£145.00

Men's On Cloudmonster
Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£160.00

Women's Brooks Glycerin 21
Women's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£165.00

Women's Asics Gel Cumulus 25
Women's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£140.00

Women's On Cloudmonster
Women's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£160.00

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