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Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12

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Women's ASICS® GEL-NIMBUS® 12 :: Your favorite ultimate cushioned trainer the women's ASICS® GEL-Nimbus® 12 features fresh, new updates like a better heel fit and softer cushioning, and separate lace eyelets that shape to your foot for an even more sublime feel. Guidance Line technology helps to maintain your gait efficiency. 9.8 ounces

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NEUTRAL+ [?]
If you have a high arch, are a high-mileage runner, or want the maximum amount of cushioning, Neutral+ is your shoe style. Enjoy a smooth ride with enhanced cushioning and reduced impact with improved shock absorption. If pronation is not a problem then choose Neutral+ shoes. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Asymmetrical Lacing Design: Enhances upper fit and comfort while minimizing the potential for irritation
  • Biomorphic Fit® Upper: Provides a superior fit and function
  • ComforDRY™ Sockliner: Provides optimal cushioning performance in a cooler, drier, healthier environment
  • Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®): Linked componentry that enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • Space Trusstic System®: An advanced system that creates a pocket between the Trusstic System® device and the midsole, allowing for greater midsole deformation and more efficient foot function
  • Guidance line: Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
  • Discrete eyelets: Independently placed eyelets disburse lace tension creating a customized fitting environment
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Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe
 
4.7

(based on 236 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (216)
  • Cushions impact (208)
  • Breathable (170)
  • Lightweight (124)
  • Arch support (118)

Cons

  • Heavy (12)
  • Wears out quickly (10)
  • Narrow / tight (4)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (162)
  • Distance / endurance (19)
  • Gym (16)
  • Walking (14)
  • With orthotics/inserts (14)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      79% 

      (183 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      98% 

      (224 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (152), High arch (72), Low arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (144), Gym rat (49), Casual/ recreational (36)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (151), Yes (3)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great shoe but not for me!

By Dee

from Westminster, MD

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Good Arch Support

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

    I've run in the nimbus for years. Loved the 11's. Tried the 12's and found them cushioned, light, and comfy but couldn't run in them. I don't wear a wide shoe but when I run my toes spread. Asics narrowed the toe box in the 12's which caused numbness and pain in my small toes. I'm an underpronator which didn't help. Have always loved the way the asics hugs your arch and the cushioned ride but couldn't make it work, even with a wide width. Have gone back to the ll's. Tried the Brooks glycerin 8; very comfortable, good cushioning, arch not as close fitting, and toebox too narrow, also.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Still my favorite!

    By Pennywise

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Gym
    • Pavement
    • Road Running
    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

    I received an early release pair of the Nimbus 12's. I have alwasy been a fan of this shoe since it offers great cushioning but it's not so squishy that I feel it in my knees after my long runs. This is a great update! It seems much lighter with a fantastic transistion. I've only put 30 miles or so on the shoe so far but it seems like this shoe is a winner.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • High Arch

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Asics: 25 years on and still doing 40m

    By Long Haul Runner

    from Hunting Valley, Ohio

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Fast
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

      I buy two pairs at a time and switch between pairs trying to rest my shoes after long runs. I find if conditions are wet and muddy, the shoes need to have time to recover. I also religiously buy new shoes every 3-4 months or 500 miles or so. I have been running for 25 years averaging about 40 miles a week or more. Each time I have been tempted by others to try another shoe, I have been sorry. I always go back to Asics, which have been a faithful running partner to me. I have no joint or other running problems and truly I put that down to my shoes and icing after each run. It is all about support, stability and comfort. For me, there is no other shoe for running in any condition. There are lighter shoes, but I have come to learn that light doesnt necessarily equate with quality and foot care.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A good 100+ miles in

      By cheryl

      from las vegas

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Great with Jeans
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gym

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

        I promised a second review once I had put some mileage in. I have run well over 100 miles and still feel AWESOME. I am 5'8'' 115-120lbs I run on the tredmil 3-5 miles daily and do a 1.5mile loop with my dog daily. I had lots of pain in knees and hip and was just about throwing in my running shoes for good till I found these. I CAN RUN AND IT IS FUN AGAIN! I was longtime Asics Gel Kayano fan but the newer models have caused me pain and injury. I tried the Saucony ProGrid Hurricanes they were nice but wore out quick. This shoe offers a cushiony yet stable but not stiff ride. I have spring in my step again... couldn't be happier.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Hard to beat this shoe...

        By Rugbygrrl

        from Cincinnati, Ohio

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Feels short
        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

        I'm not a high mileage runner - 10 miles a week max - but I'm a rugby player and need shoes that will hold up to a heavier runner. I also use these for Boot Camp sessions that involve running drills which require maneuverability. Lastly, I am coming back from an ACL replacement - working on upping my mileage and building up leg strength - and have a history of Achilles repair.
        In general this shoe is it for me. Lots of cushioning, very breathable and flexible especially considering how cushioned it is, etc. I've been using the Nimbus series for a few iterations - as well as the occasional Kayano.
        A few annoyances in this new version that I really didn't notice previously: difficult to stabilize the back of the heel. Not sure if that means the heel cup is wider or if the lacing system has changed. I'm also not finding the arch as comfortable as before but that could also be a change in my own foot I suppose. Also, since I find it hard to believe that my foot suddenly grew a half size it feels as if my toes are now touching the end of the shoe - feel shorter - but the next size up is a tad too big. I wonder if this has more to do with the lack of stability in the heel thus allowing my foot to slide more to the end of the shoe.
        The overall feeling of this shoe is that it's not quite as substantial as before. I don't consider these to be long-lasting anyway (I find the cushioning doesn't last me more than about 150 miles - I usually buy two pairs and rotate so I can get more mileage out of them - but again I am a heavy runner that works out on hard surfaces). I'll be curious how long they last compared to before. I love these shoes but I'm starting to feel as if it's getting time to move on to another series. This makes me sad especially since Asics is one of the few brands that doesn't irritate my achilles scar.
        Summation: recommend for lighter runners, very comfortable, breathable and great for summer temps but the heel stability, for me, is making the ride less enjoyable. Overall, feels a little too light and less substantial than I prefer. Still a very good shoe.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        One and Only

        By Gama Girl

        from Brevard N.C.

        About Me Rarely Workout

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Walking

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

          I have very problemic feet including a fusion. My job requires standing all day, and I"ve tried a number of expensive shoes, only to be screaming at the end of the day with pain. After doing some research and reading reviews on the Gel Nimbus 12, I bought a pair. MOST COMFORTABLEST shoes I"ve ever put on my feet. HANDS DOWN!!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A good shoe for someone with 2 different

          By `gym queen

          from Great Falls, Mt

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gym

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

            I had 3 joints fused in 1 foot last Aug. and am going to have the other foot done this fall. I could no longer use the stability shoes because they caused foot issues with the fused foot. So, with these shoes and my orthotics I am doing well. They are not so good for uneven surfaces due to my feet but other wise do well. I tried the gel nimbus 11 first and am much more satisfied with the 12. [...]

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Love it.

            By Still Running

            from Victoria, TX

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

              Afer trying different shoes I have finally found one that allows me to run again after developing a heel spur.This shoe is so comfortable and provides the Arch support I need. The only down side is that it isn't really made for anyone transitioning to a forefront strike,but other than that,it is my favorite running shoe.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Worth every penny!

              By Running Girl

              from Arroyo Grande, CA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Fast
              • Good Arch Support
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                I bought these shoes to train for a half marathon. I have high arches and needed a neutral shoes with cushioning. I also get runners knee and these shoes have made a big difference. I will definitely buy them again.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love the Nimbus

                By swissrunner

                from Switzerland

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                    I have high arches and need a neutral shoe with a lot of cushioning for my knees and have been running long distances with the Nimbus for several years now. Tried other shoes from asics and other brands and always came back to this one. Highly recommend it for people looking for a very comfortable, neutral and cushioned shoe.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Women Asics Gel-Nimbus 12

                    By Jenny with high arches

                    from Chicago, IL

                    About Me Gym Rat

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Arch Support

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Endurance Training

                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                      I am a devout Asics Gel-Nimbus fan. I have relied on my Asics for several years now, initially starting out to train for my first 1/2 marathon, continued to train for several more 1/2 marathons and evenually for my first marathon. These are great for endurance running!

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • High Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      This Shoe Keeps Me on My Feet Longer

                      By Sarah the Fifty Stater

                      from Cincinnati, OH

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Durable
                      • Fast
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Good Traction
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                        I have Acute Metatarsel Dislocation Syndrome in the ball of my right foot and I am a marathon runner (10-12 per year.) Now that I have discovered Nimbus, I can run for hours without foot pain. The difference is so extreme that I immediate purchased a second pair after just two weeks so that I have a "new" pair for good weather, and an "old" pair for bad weather.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Good shoe, but not for me

                        By Melly

                        from New Bern, NC

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Fast
                        • Good Arch Support
                        • Great with Jeans
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Lacing hurts top of foot
                        • Uncomfortable

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                        Well made, but for some reason the right shoe hurt the top of my foot. I attributed it to the new lacing on the Nimbus 12.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        I love this shoe!

                        By Kim from MA

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Gym Rat

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Good Arch Support
                        • Good Traction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                          I love this shoe. It provides the cushioning I require and the support I need for a high arch. My only complaint is that at the end of the product life, the top of the shoe, where the mesh-like material is located, starts to pull apart and form a hole. This though is after I've beaten the shoe up running, but would still like to get some use for weight training. Overall though, this shoe is great.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • High Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Love this shoe!

                          By WY runner

                          from WY

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Durable
                          • Good Arch Support
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                            I have been an Asics Gel Nimbus fan for several years now. This is the only shoe that doesn't give me problems with my knees or toes. I have tried many, and this is by far the best. I have trained for several marathons using these shoes, and they can be worn for many miles without wearing out. I am a neutral runner and need a quality shoe with no pronation control. This one is the best. Also, I love that they FINALLY have a women's shoe that is not white or pink (love the new black and purple shoe!!!).

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels half size too small
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • High Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Nimbus - nimble, fast, light, super shoe

                            By OSAAT

                            from Alabama

                            About Me Gym Rat

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Durable
                            • Fast
                            • Good Arch Support
                            • Good Traction
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                              Some argue the shoe is not important - I will argue it is critical. Switched from the ASICS, put less than a 100 miles on the other shoe, bruised my heel, and hurt my knee. Reason: wrong shoe. The Nimbus is my perfect choice for a high arch, narrow foot, and bunions. Order this shoe, like most running shoes a half to full size larger. I went a full size larger.Ordered the shoe from Road Runner Sports, [...].

                              • Arch Type:
                              • High Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              The ONLY Sneakers I Buy

                              By CourtneyFishy

                              from Rochester, NY

                              About Me Gym Rat

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Cushions Impact

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                                These are the best sneakers I've ever owned. As a back surgery recoveree I need lots of cushioning to lessen the impact on my lower back. Asics Gel Nimbus are the only sneakers I will buy. Less than a year after back surgery I'm back to jogging again. The springy feel keeps me moving forward, and the soft landing they provide keeps my lower back from getting sore. I'm usually inside on the treadmill, and the all around venting keeps my feet cool in a hot room. For these and many more reasons, I love these sneakers!

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels half size too small
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                My favorite shoes

                                By Elliebeth

                                from Chicago, IL

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                                  These shoes are super cushioned and ready to log lots of miles marathon training. They fit well out of the box—no break-in period.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels true to width
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Average Arch
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Great shoe, but inconsistent fit?

                                  By Runner Mom

                                  from Racine, WI

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Good Arch Support
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Inconsistent Fit

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                                  I have two pairs of Nimbus 12's - one pink and one blue. I absolutely LOVE my pink ones. The lace system really allows the shoe to conform to your feet and the cushioning is plush without feeling heavy or unresponsive. I've worn them for numerous races and 20 mile training runs. Strangely, however, my blue pair fits completely different despite being the same model and size. I bought them before a marathon because my pink pair were getting old and have been disappointed with them. I should be rotating out of the pink pair, but despite them having 400+ miles on them they are far more comfortable than the blue ones. They even look visibly more narrow than the pink ones in the toe box. I'm hoping that the blue ones are the outlier, not the pink ones or I will have to switch shoes.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels true to width
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • High Arch
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  My Fourth pair of Nimbus! Love Them!

                                  By Leavy Them in the Dust

                                  from East Northport, New York

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Fast
                                  • Good Arch Support
                                  • Good Traction
                                  • Look great

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                                    I love these sneakers. I run an average of 5 miles a day 10+ on the weekends. These shoes are cushiony without being to heavy. I have run several half-marathons in them. They wear well also. I will keep buying them long as they keep making them.

                                    • Sizing:
                                    • Feels true to size
                                    • Width:
                                    • Feels true to width
                                    • Arch Type:
                                    • Average Arch
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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