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SHOE REVIEW: Asics Gel-Nimbus 26

Final yr Asics got here out with an unbranded thriller shoe that appeared not like something they’d made earlier than. It was an immediate hit, and when the ultimate model hit the market, we realized it was the Nimbus 25. The Nimbus collection has been a best-seller for Asics and an actual workhorse shoe that may do all of it. 

Class: Impartial
Weight: 260 g (ladies’s dimension 8)
Drop: 8 mm
Value: $210 CAD
Launch date: January 15, 2024

Typically a rebrand of a shoe is gradual to take or misses the mark–however the Nimbus 25 was an enormous success, working with long-time lovers of the shoe and changing many newbies to the model. Because the 25 labored so properly, the 26 (coming in January) has just a few cautious updates to the higher and outsole, enhancing the shoe however not altering the basics. 


The Nimbus 26’s higher is an engineered mesh, which could be very breathable, and now has a greater match alongside the midfoot. I discovered the higher very snug, very like the 25–it suits snugly however comfortably. Because of the mesh, the shoe dries out shortly, so be at liberty to run in it in sloppy circumstances.

Asics Gel-Nimbus 26
Photograph: Nick Iwanyshyn


Luckily, the shoe’s wonderful midsole is unchanged. It makes use of the FF Blast Plus Eco foam, made from 24 per cent bio-based supplies, lowering the shoe’s environmental affect. 

As for the experience, it’s nice. This can be a excellent shoe for somebody simply entering into working, getting again into working after being away from the game, or an easy-day coach for an skilled runner. It’s a easy, snug experience, preferrred for getting some kilometres in. 

asics gel nimbus 26
Photograph: Nick Iwanyshyn


The outsole has additionally seen some updates–making it much more sturdy and enhancing its traction. This outsole makes use of a mix of ASICSGRIP and AHARPLUS, their two strongest outsole supplies, as a way to get a run in in virtually any circumstances (ice/snowstorm however). Because of its improved sturdiness, this outsole may even lengthen the lifespan of your shoe.

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Last ideas

This stays a favorite shoe of mine–it’s a go-to on straightforward days or for warmup runs. It’s cozy, it pops and it’s very gentle–the perfect mixture for a coach. It doesn’t matter what form of runner you’re, the Nimbus has a spot in your lineup!

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