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ASICS GEL-Nimbus® 15

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  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Ready to go the distance? Find the combination of cushioning and stability to keep you on your feet mile after mile in the GEL-Nimbus® 15 from ASICS®!
  • Successor to the GEL-Nimbus 14, SKU#7976581.
  • Renowned for its plush cushioning and stable platform, it is suitable for the underpronator to the moderate overpronator.
  • Breathable mesh upper with durable synthetic overlays.
  • FluidFit upper technology combines multidirectional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapt to the foot to promote a glove-like fit.
  • Discrete Eyelets - Independently placed eyelets evenly distribute lace tension for an enhanced fit.
  • Heel Clutching System™ is made up of an exoskeletal heel counter that promotes an improved fit and increased support.
  • ComforDry™ sockliner offers antimicrobial properties for a drier, healthier environment.
  • I.G.S® (Impact Guidance System) is an ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike through toe-off.
  • FluidRide midsole technology delivers a supreme combination of energy return and cushioning with reduced weight and optimal durability.
  • Gender-specific cushioning features a lower-density midsole top layer, allowing for heightened midsole compression benefits.
  • Plus 3™ - A gender-specific technology in which 3mm of height is added to help alleviate achilles tension.
  • Rearfoot & forefoot Gel® cushioning systems work together to better attenuate impacting shock and allow the foot to move fluidly throughout the gait cycle.
  • Midsole Height:
    Heel/Forefoot: 25 mm/12 mm.
    Differential: 13 mm.
  • Guidance Trusstic System® integrates Guidance Line® construction to enhance gait efficiency while promoting mid-foot structural integrity.
  • Guidance Line® technology employs a vertical flex groove that decouples the tooling along the line of progression for maximum stride efficiency.
  • AHAR® rubber is known for its supreme durability and is strategically placed throughout high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7.5, width D - Wide. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

61% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 1% Half size too Large
  • 61% True to size
  • 30% Half size too small
  • 7% Full size too small
81% Felt true to width
  • 81% Felt true to width
  • 17% Felt narrower than marked
  • 2% Felt wider than marked
54% Excellent arch support
  • 54% Excellent arch support
  • 45% Moderate arch support
  • 1% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Ready to go the distance? Find the combination of cushioning and stability to keep you on your feet mile after mile in the GEL-Nimbus® 15 from ASICS®!
  • Successor to the GEL-Nimbus 14, SKU#7976581.
  • Renowned for its plush cushioning and stable platform, it is suitable for the underpronator to the moderate overpronator.
  • Breathable mesh upper with durable synthetic overlays.
  • FluidFit upper technology combines multidirectional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapt to the foot to promote a glove-like fit.
  • Discrete Eyelets - Independently placed eyelets evenly distribute lace tension for an enhanced fit.
  • Heel Clutching System™ is made up of an exoskeletal heel counter that promotes an improved fit and increased support.
  • ComforDry™ sockliner offers antimicrobial properties for a drier, healthier environment.
  • I.G.S® (Impact Guidance System) is an ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike through toe-off.
  • FluidRide midsole technology delivers a supreme combination of energy return and cushioning with reduced weight and optimal durability.
  • Gender-specific cushioning features a lower-density midsole top layer, allowing for heightened midsole compression benefits.
  • Plus 3™ - A gender-specific technology in which 3mm of height is added to help alleviate achilles tension.
  • Rearfoot & forefoot Gel® cushioning systems work together to better attenuate impacting shock and allow the foot to move fluidly throughout the gait cycle.
  • Midsole Height:
    Heel/Forefoot: 25 mm/12 mm.
    Differential: 13 mm.
  • Guidance Trusstic System® integrates Guidance Line® construction to enhance gait efficiency while promoting mid-foot structural integrity.
  • Guidance Line® technology employs a vertical flex groove that decouples the tooling along the line of progression for maximum stride efficiency.
  • AHAR® rubber is known for its supreme durability and is strategically placed throughout high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7.5, width D - Wide. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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ASICS GEL-Nimbus® 15

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 292 reviews.

Top Positive Review

10 people found this review helpful.

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First, let me just say it was *really* hard for me to spend this much on a pair of shoes. That said, for me they have been worth every penny. I am not a runner, but walk briskly more than 100 miles a month around my hilly neighborhood, often loaded down with 10#s of ankle weights and a stroller. When I upped my game and got a treadmill all the athletic shoes I have loved before started giving me painful shin splints when used on the treadmill, a problem that I could not overcome through stretching or adjusting the incline. (Exception: Saucony Vegan Jazz Pro, purchased for casual wear, not workouts. Pain-free on the treadmill, but not ideal cushioning or support. Again, I have the stiffer/less cushy vegan version.) I had read about pronation in Zappos reviews before, and I thought I understood where I stood, but I was wrong. (I am totally neutral, as is the Gel-Nimbus.) In desperation I ended up in a local running store and the Asics Gel-Nimbus was their suggestion. There was a less expensive neutral Asics model as well, but the Nimbus felt so much better and I was desperate my husband pushed me to splurge. I came back to Zappos to order, since I had already returned so many shoes and felt guilty about all the free returns, and finally found my shoes. Compared to my Asics Gel-Kahana 6's (previously my most recent preferred pair for the neighborhood, especially when wearing ankle weights) they are far less structured, much lighter, and way more cushioned. They feel amazing, although with weights I would prefer more structure, on a treadmill (no weights) these are ideal. I often wear no-show socks, but when I wear low-cut socks instead the color from the shoe has transferred to the heal of my socks and does not wash out with detergent alone. I have Wine/White/Flash Yellow, and the "yellow" seems way more like highlighter green to me. The white Asics stripes are glittery white, and the silver and wine are very shiny. My 5 year old daughter and her friends are in love. I found the Nimbus to run small and needed my first ever 10.0. I usually wear a 9.5 in running shoes (the occasional 9.0 in Adidas) and my Asics Gel-Kahana 6's are 9.5. Back when I ordered my Kahana's I tried to go wide for a roomier toe box but found the ankle far too loose. I prefer a roomy toe box, and while I wouldn't call these wide, they certainly aren't narrow. I have logged over 200 miles in them now and I don't regret them one bit. Finding the right pair (and being able to return so many wrong ones through Zappos amazing free returns) was worth the wait.

Read more » « Show less August 12, 2013 by Heidi
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Top Critical Review

3 people found this review helpful.

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Please try to standardize sizes. It keeps changing based on where it was manufactured. Also, please mark styles as neutral when it applies. For those of us who wear orthotics, we need a neutral shoe. Should not have to guess.

Read more » « Show less November 21, 2013 by Anonymous
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10 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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First, let me just say it was *really* hard for me to spend this much on a pair of shoes. That said, for me they have been worth every penny. I am not a runner, but walk briskly more than 100 miles a month around my hilly neighborhood, often loaded down with 10#s of ankle weights and a stroller. When I upped my game and got a treadmill all the athletic shoes I have loved before started giving me painful shin splints when used on the treadmill, a problem that I could not overcome through stretching or adjusting the incline. (Exception: Saucony Vegan Jazz Pro, purchased for casual wear, not workouts. Pain-free on the treadmill, but not ideal cushioning or support. Again, I have the stiffer/less cushy vegan version.) I had read about pronation in Zappos reviews before, and I thought I understood where I stood, but I was wrong. (I am totally neutral, as is the Gel-Nimbus.) In desperation I ended up in a local running store and the Asics Gel-Nimbus was their suggestion. There was a less expensive neutral Asics model as well, but the Nimbus felt so much better and I was desperate my husband pushed me to splurge. I came back to Zappos to order, since I had already returned so many shoes and felt guilty about all the free returns, and finally found my shoes. Compared to my Asics Gel-Kahana 6's (previously my most recent preferred pair for the neighborhood, especially when wearing ankle weights) they are far less structured, much lighter, and way more cushioned. They feel amazing, although with weights I would prefer more structure, on a treadmill (no weights) these are ideal. I often wear no-show socks, but when I wear low-cut socks instead the color from the shoe has transferred to the heal of my socks and does not wash out with detergent alone. I have Wine/White/Flash Yellow, and the "yellow" seems way more like highlighter green to me. The white Asics stripes are glittery white, and the silver and wine are very shiny. My 5 year old daughter and her friends are in love. I found the Nimbus to run small and needed my first ever 10.0. I usually wear a 9.5 in running shoes (the occasional 9.0 in Adidas) and my Asics Gel-Kahana 6's are 9.5. Back when I ordered my Kahana's I tried to go wide for a roomier toe box but found the ankle far too loose. I prefer a roomy toe box, and while I wouldn't call these wide, they certainly aren't narrow. I have logged over 200 miles in them now and I don't regret them one bit. Finding the right pair (and being able to return so many wrong ones through Zappos amazing free returns) was worth the wait.

I'd also recommend: Saucony

Fit Survey

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from New Mexico
6 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!
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In 2006 I bought 3 pairs Asics Gel Nimbus. They fit my foot perfectly. After that although the name stayed the same, the construction of the shoe changed. The wide and deep toe and narrow heel last that worked so well for me was discarded by Asics. Every year after 2006, I ordered Nimbus from Zappos and returned them--heel too wide and toe too shallow. But finally Asics seems to have wised up with Nimbus 15. Toe is both wide and deep, great for high arch, and heel is narrow. In 2006, I bought size 7.5 width B (my usual size in Asics). This time, 7.5 was too short. Size 8 width AA is a perfect fit. Go figure. The lightening (silver) shoe color is not quite as garish as it looks in the picture, but I could have done without the hot pink decorations.

I'd also recommend: Asics Gel Cumulus is a good second choice but I prefer Nimbus.

Fit Survey

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Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

6 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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If you have a wide foot; high arch, and need cloud-like cushioning in the forefoot, the Asics Gel-Nimbus 15 are a dream sequence! I am a toe-strike runner (with slight ligament damage in my right foot), who was horrified by the 13s & 14s, but now I'm back! The only negative: I hate all 3 color choices...ended up getting the purple, but there is way too much day-glo in them! Only good if you're running at night!

Fit Survey

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Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from New York, NY
4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Tried the Nimbus 14's and hated them after loving the 11's & 12's. These 15's, however, are amazing! Back to everything you love about the Nimbus. A good, well-cushioned running shoe.

Fit Survey

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Felt true to size

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Alabama
4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I have been wearing Asics for years and this is the best model they've come out with in a while. I am 30 years old and have a degenerative hip and osteoarthritis and wearing this shoe means the difference between walking and not walking. They are a bit wider than the Nimbus 13 or 14 but I like the extra space in the toe box. Awesome shoe. I think I'm going to order another pair of these just because I like this model so much more.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Ohio
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