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Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18

Item #04650
MSRP:$149.95
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Men's ASICS® GEL-NIMBUS® 18 :: Just when you thought this famously revered ride couldn't get any better, meet the newly updated Men's ASICS® GEL-Nimbus® 18! Experience an even better fit and feel from this latest edition that features a more supportive Heel-Clutching System™, and new 3D Printed FluidFit® upper that allows for a more customizable fit and foot hold. Plus, the new Convergence GEL® on the new GEL-Nimbus® 18 will help dissipate shock better and increase the overall effectiveness of the cushioning material.

Features & Benefits:

  • FluidFit®: Combines multi-directional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapts to the athlete's foot, creating a truly customized glove-like fit
  • FluidRide®: Provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Cushioning Systems: Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement on multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle
  • Guidance Line®: Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
  • Guidance Trusstic System®: Enhances gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity
  • ComforDry™ Lasting: Features plush underfoot comfort while providing excellent moisture management, high level breathability, and antimicrobial properties
  • 1000007627
  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 10mm
  • WEIGHT: 11.4 ounces
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Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe
 
4.3

(based on 110 reviews)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (13)
  • Breathable (11)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Arch support (8)
  • Good traction (8)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (6)
  • Uncomfortable (6)
  • Wears out quickly (4)

Best Uses

  • Road running (8)
  • Pavement (7)
  • Walking (7)
  • Distance / endurance (5)
  • Gym (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      50% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      70% 

      (14 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (14), High arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (9), Casual/ recreational (7)

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5.0

Would buy again

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

Love them

 
5.0

Great shoe

By Keith

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

Comfortable shoe with good stability.

 
5.0

Pleased but not surprised

By Edwin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

.I've been using this model for years, and the current pair are as good as always.

 
5.0

So far so good

By Douglas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

I don't run very much during the winter. When I do get out, my legs usually get very sore after my run. With the nimbus sneakers, that has gone away. The cushion is unbelievable.

 
5.0

Great running shoe!

By Sara

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

Love these shoes. I am a female with a wide foot and these are a great fit for me!

 
4.0

Would buy again

By Scott

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

Good price for them

 
5.0

Great protective shoe

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

Great shoes for big old guy. I can finally run without pain.

 
3.0

Super comfortable but poor sole durability

By B

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

Been wearing the Nimbus through several generations and have always been happy. This is my second pair of 18s and I'm just not happy with how they wear. I'm a neutral runner and for the outter tread to wear so quickly tells me the tread materials have changed for the worse. I only got 250 miles on my last pair before I had worn the outter through to the foam. Going to run a half in them next week and then will switch to the Glycerin.

 
5.0

i would bu here again

By ryan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

Great shoe at a great price

 
5.0

Top of its class

By Cade

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

Great heel cushion! Fit as expected.

 
5.0

Super shoes

By Wally

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

Great looking shoe at a great value. I use them to walk in, 5 to 7 miles a day. They are like floating on air.

 
5.0

Excellent

By Arthur

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

Fantastic shoe! Amazing cushion, fit and durability. I bought 2 more pairs because I am so pleased with their performance!

 
5.0

Nice balance of padding and stability for a heavy runner.

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

I have a wide foot with pretty much squared off toes, weigh 195, and am 63 years old. I was immediately glad that I bought these shoes! It was a pleasure to run in them and retire my old pair -- no regrets! My feet are picky and hard to fit. The padding is sufficient without the shoe feeling mushy. The shoes were true to size based on my experience with Asics. In other words, these shoes fit just as expected and there were no surprises. I find the extra wide size wide enough for my feet, and the toe box is roomy without any sliding around inside. As my shoes age, I have in the past changed the insole. I find that I rarely do this with the Aspics. By the time I think the shoes need more or new padding, the soles are getting worn.

 
5.0

There is the Asics Nimbus and then there are the other ones

By Marc

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

Been running in Nimbus' for 10+ years. While each upgrade has it's plus or minus points, this is the best shoe for my needs. Great neutral, cushioned based shoe that I can use my custom orthotics in. Done numerous races (short & long) in them and don't see me changing until Asics stops making them.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By Larry

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

Just what my old legs needed

 
5.0

Nimbus is perfect for serious runners

By Christyan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

Classic Nimbus. Perfect shoe.

 
3.0

Way too narrow fit

By Photoid

from Illinois

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good Traction

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight
  • Uncomfortable
  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Gym

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

I normally love ASICS but this pair felt extremely narrow. I wear 8.5 2E and normally don't have any issues. I bought these because I liked the GEL Nimbus 17 that I had bought previously. These were not as durable as other ASICS I have bought. Early on I noticed an issue with the width and eventually replaced them because of it.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels too narrow
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
1.0

Stay away from!!!

By McGreggor

from Cordova, TN

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Good Arch Support

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight
  • Poor Cushioning
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

    Horrible!....for starters, TOEBOX is waaaay too cramped. Heel is too high and there's not near the cushioning as the 17's or even the 12's for tht matter. A friend of mine, who used to be an avid nimbus customer, switched over to Brooks Glycerin & we have the same shoe size & I tried his Brooks on just out of morbid curiosity and WOW!!!....like night and day...I'm switching over to Brooks as well

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery ok

    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow
    • Arch Type:
    • High Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    These Shoes Rock! I'm buying a second pair

    By Todd

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

    Great Shoe!
    Very comfortable and love this color combo it has just enough pizazz without looking ridiculous if you wear them with jeans. The color never looks dirty either as I have a tendency to hook my toes behind the chair legs whenever I sit and these shoes still look brand new. I plan on buying a second pair just for running as I have been wearing these everywhere (work, gym, running).

    I'm just returning to running after a 6 month layoff due to rotator cuff surgery and found myself buying Asics again. I've tried them all but I always find myself going back to Asics. I love the Gel technology...it just seems to hold up better than the rest. I been running in these pain free in my legs so the proof is in the pudding. No hot spots and toe box feels great. I'm currently running 20 miles/week.

    I'm 5'6" 155lbs with a neutral arch.
    I bought these a half size up and they feel great. I ran 8.5 miles last weekend and they felt great.
    I love these laces too..they are plenty long enough and they stay tied. I find it isn't necessary to double knot them.

     
    3.0

    I will not be buying another ASICS GEL-NIMBUS SHOE !

    By Manfred

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

    Can someone please tell me why the running shoe manufactures completely change their shoes almost every year. When ever I find a pair of shoes that fit me well and are comfortable to run in they change the style and the material they are made of. Ten or more years ago I could buy the same shoe for many years and I was a happy runner. I am not happy with these Asics Gel-Nimbus 18, first of all while the left shoe has a nice straight sole, the right one is warped and I can fell it is different as I run. The quality control on many manufactures shoes is non existing. I will not buy another pair of these shoes.

     
    5.0

    Very comfortable.

    By Ron

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

    Nice shoe

     
    5.0

    Nice cushy ride. My new favorites!

    By Larry

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

    Been running in Nimbus's for a couple years now. I'm 220lbs, run 25m/week and have wide feet. These shoes are always comfortable and cushiony. Only complaint is I tend to wear them out after about 300 miles. The 18s really are the best shoes I've run in.

     
    5.0

    Nothing like a great run!

    By Cathy

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

    Nothing like a great cushioned run!! Great fit every time I order this style!

     
    1.0

    Worst shoe I ever bought

    By David Bork

    from Tampa, Florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Cushions Impact

    Cons

    • Heal stitching poorly designed
    • Uncomfortable
    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Walking

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

    I really cannot believe that I spent so much money on the perfect shoe and it let me down.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Shoe arrived ahead of schedule in perfect shape.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • High Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    Nice Shoe with a very stiff sole

    By Swiss Martin

    from Zurich Switzerland

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

    • Stiff Sole

    Best Uses

    • Pavement
    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

    I am a 220lb, 5'11'' with an underpronation. I have had great success with the Gel-Nimbus series since the 13, however this sole of this shoe is much too stiff and after 10km, I start to feel shin pain. It is a nice shoe, like the colors etc. I have only worn it for a break-in period of 5 runs with a total of 55 miles but it still feels too stiff. I also bought a 2E width as there many write ups complaining about the toe box being too small. Sized up 1 size with the increased width.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was very prompt and efficient

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    What a great shoe!

    By Robert

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

    I've owned numerous pairs of these, and couldn't be more pleased. Light, and well balanced.

     
    5.0

    Another winner by Asics

    By Nilo

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

    Typical great Asics running shoe. I have extra wide feet and weigh 190 lbs. I also run 20+ miles a week. The last four running shoes I have purchase are Asics. I have completed three, five mile runs. My feet and joints feel great after the runs. I am happy with this purchase.

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again.

    By Chris

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

    Best Nimbus so far.

     
    5.0

    Shoe dog recommendation

    By Lee

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

    I had a full hip replacement and was finally given the ok to resume some running. I tried a couple of different shoes before settling on the Nimbus. So far so good. The shoes felt great right out of the box. After 3 years of not running due to the hip, I quickly was able to resume running pain free.

     
    3.0

    Good, dependable shoe but ankle pads hurt

    By Stephen

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

    Same great cushion as always but the foam around the ankle area cuts into my ankles. The shoes are getting worn in so the discomfort is decreasing but the first few runs were rough. Overall, though, a good, dependable, solid shoe at a good price.

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