Step into a soft and luxurious run with the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 26. What was one of the best running shoes of 2022 gets even better with a more supportive fitting engineered mesh upper and increased durability from a hybrid ASICSGRIP outsole. The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25 brought a modern look and feel to the Nimbus line with bouncy FF Blast+ ECO foam and a rocker-shaped platform for a soft smooth ride. If you loved that – and a whole lot of runners did – you’ll love the new GEL-Nimbus 26.
WHY PACERS CARRIES THESE SHOES:
The ASICS GEL-Nimbus is a classic, reliable running shoe trusted by runners looking for a lot of cushion to keep their legs feeling fresh after every run. These running shoes are made for easy paces of all distances and are a great shoe for marathon training. Last year, the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25 revamped the line into a modern and sleek running shoe with the step-in feel and premium cushioning that have long made the Nimbus one of the most popular shoes in running. The new GEL-Nimbus 26 takes everything runners loved about the Nimbus 25 and wraps it in an engineered knit upper for a more supportive fit.
By many accounts, the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25 was one of the best shoes of 2022, and good news: the GEL-Nimbus 26 mostly just tweeks the winning formula from the previous model. An updated tongue and engineered knit upper creates a softer fit with a more supportive hold around the midfoot. An FF Blast+ ECO midsole is slightly firmer than last year’s version and still delivers all the bounce runners loved about the Nimbus 25. Lastly, a new ASICSGRIP and AHAR+ outsole improves the traction and durability of the shoe.
WHO THESE SHOES ARE FOR:
- Runners of all abilities seeking a highly cushioned running shoe for easy runs and long runs
- Walkers of all abilities
- People who stand on their feet all day for work
WHAT’S IN THESE SHOES:
FF Blast+ ECO – Bouncy cushion for soft landings and responsive toe-offs, made with 24% bio content.
PureGEL – Gel padding in heel cushions the foot for softer landings.
Engineered knit – Soft feeling stretchy upper wraps the foot.
Hybrid ASICS Grip – ASICSGRIP and AHAR+ outsole rubbers provide excellent traction and durability.
- OrthoLite X-55 – Padded sock liner improves step-in comfort.
HOW THEY FIT:
- SIZE: True to size
HEEL: Locked in (padded heel collar provides a secure lockdown)
MIDFOOT: Moderate (stretchy upper and tongue provide a secure and flexible fit)
- FOREFOOT: Roomy (stretchy knit upper provides plenty of wiggle room)
HOW THEY COMPARE TO OTHER SHOES:
CUSHION: The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 26 has a high level of soft and bouncy cushion. For a less cushioned experience, we recommend the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 25 or the ASICS Novablast 4.
PRONATION: The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 26 is a neutral shoe and is not designed for overpronators. For a similarly cushioned running shoe for overpronators, we recommend the ASICS GEL-Kayano 30.
SPEED: The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 26 has too much soft cushion for faster runs. For harder efforts like tempo runs and workouts, we recommend the ASICS Novablast 4 or the ASICS Metaspeed Sky+.
- OTHER BRANDS: Shoes from other brands similar to the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 26 are the Brooks Ghost Max, New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080v13, and Hoka Clifton 9.
Weight: Women’s 9.2 oz. | Men’s 10.7 oz.
- Offset: Women’s 8 mm | Men’s 8 mm