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Men's Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Men's ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18

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Product Description:

Men's Asics Gel-Nimbus 18 running shoes offer superior better fit & feel. Featuring a supportive Heel-Clutching System, see our detailed description here!

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 138 reviews)

52%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (14)
  • Breathable (13)
  • Comfortable (10)
  • Arch support (9)
  • Good traction (8)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (10)
  • Uncomfortable (9)
  • Wears out quickly (5)
  • Poor cushioning (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (10)
  • Pavement (8)
  • Walking (7)
  • Gym (6)
  • Distance / endurance (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      54% 

      (14 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      62% 

      (16 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (14), High arch (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (11), Casual/ recreational (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

Reviewed by 138 customers

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2.0

Very disappointed after running in previous GEL-Nimbus shoes

By Aspen

from HB, CA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

      After running many marathons in GEL-Nimbus shoes for many years, these are very disappointing.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery service was great. Much better than the GEL-Nimbus 18 shoes.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow
       
      2.0

      I would not buy this particular model again

      By Mark

      from undisclosed

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

      -Very heavy
      -I have been running in Asics for 10 years and have always worn the same size. This model runs really big and I could have gone down an entire size.
      -Easily discolored from sweat or any debris

       
      5.0

      I have bought each new version over the last 10 years.

      By Joseph

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

      I like the cushioning this shoe provides.

       
      4.0

      Pretty good shoe but tight tow box

      By Peter

      from Germantown, MD

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • toe box tight.

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

        Typically use this shoe for gym workouts on a treadmill or running outside on bike paths. Fits good, comfortable but toe box tight.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        I will buy these again!

        By philip

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

        My favorite shoes!

         
        5.0

        Cushioned Ride

        By Paul

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

        This is the third pair of Nimbus running shoes that I have purchased. The Nimbus 18 is a very cushioned ride. I have high arches and I added iceburg insoles for more support. Great shoes so far. I run 3 miles X 3 times a week. They run about a 1/2 size small.

         
        4.0

        Great Cushion Shoe - But!

        By Gregory

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

        Cushioning for these shoes are good. If you pronate a lot, the other back corner does wear quickly down. I got 150 miles before it wore down. I like the fit and comfort, but wish I could get more miles out of the shoe.

         
        1.0

        Nimbus changed the toe box -terrible!

        By David

        from Park City UT

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

            How can you change the toe box this much and still claim it is the same shoe!. I terrible move for Nimbus us and ASICS. No I am trying other shoes after running about 75 marathons in Nimbus , Huge disappointment , glad I wore them on a short run first

            • Sizing:
            • Feels full size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels too narrow
            • Arch Type:
            • High Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Will buy again.

            By David

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

            I've been a GEL-Nimbus wearer for 20 years.

             
            5.0

            Same old, same old. And that's good.

            By Michael

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

            I love Asics shoes because they basically don't change from year to year. This is almost identical to the first of the GT series I started using over twenty years ago, spun off into a neutral design more suitable to my high arches. I switched to Asics because my previous favorite shoe from Nike would mutate so much from year to year that it was like buying a different shoe every time. The Nimbus may or may not suit your needs, but if it does, it's a great shoe and you can fairly assume that the next year's model will be the same except for minor cosmetic changes.

             
            4.0

            Serious running shoes

            By Roger

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

            Serious running shoes however the size is not correct for me.

             
            5.0

            Love these!

            By Kathy

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

            Love the fit of these shoes. The men's shoe fits my feet better than the women's wide version, especially with my bunion.

             
            5.0

            Wonderful

            By Shelley

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

            Amazing. Best shoes ever.

             
            5.0

            Size Up According to Instructions When Ordering

            By Roger

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

            Although being replaced by the Nimbus 19, this model is still a great neutral, cushioned shoe. Most of the negative reviews focus on sizing. I suggest you size up 1/2 size from your "normal" running shoe size, not your foot size. Example: I normally wear a 10.5 running shoe for a foot size of 10....the size 11 gives a good fit without constriction.

             
            5.0

            Great shoe.

            By charles

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

            Fit good, light weight, feel good walking around in.
            Would not hesitate to buy them again.

             
            5.0

            I would buy this shoe again and again

            By don

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

            The best shoe I've had in several years. I've worn GT2000 and Kayano for years and like them, but the Nimbus has great cushioning and is very comfortable.

             
            5.0

            Excellent shoe

            By roger

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

            Excellent shoe. Definitely buy a 1/2 size larger than your actual show size. Love it.

             
            5.0

            Great shoe!

            By Stori

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

            The Nimbus 18 is a perfect fit for me, the cushioning is unbeatable and they last and last and last. The order was easy to place and arrived as promised! Thanks Roadrunnersports!!

             
            5.0

            Great runninng shoe!

            By Len

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

            Nimbus is a great running shoe! I always go one full size up.

             
            3.0

            Nimbus 18

            By Aaron

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

            They do not fit like my nimbus 17 shoes, therefore the shoes had to be adjusted so that I would not aggravate an old injury

             
            5.0

            I would buy and recommend this!

            By Stephen

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

            Great comfort, support and light weight!

             
            2.0

            Blisters for a year

            By Brave bear

            from Arequipa, Perú

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • Great with Jeans

            Cons

            • Narrow / Tight
            • Uncomfortable
            • Wears Out Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Pavement
            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

            I´m 1.73 mt. high, 70 kg. I run 30 km. weekly and have had never problems with this model, since the nimbus 10. This ones are too tight in the rearfoot and have been dealing with blisters just under my ankles, both of them, for a whole year. It´s difficult to send the shoes back because I live in Peru and bought them in the USA.

            Service and delivery comments:

            The delivery service was fine.

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

            Big change from the wonderful Nimbus 17's

            By Richi

            from Englewood, NJ

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • Narrow / Tight
              • Poor Cushioning
              • Uncomfortable

              Best Uses

              • Gym
              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

              It is sad that the Asics design team took a wonderful shoe like the Nimbus 17 and made the 18 feel less cushioned and comfortable and narrowed the toe box for some unknown reason.
              I tried the 19 in the store and did not like that feel at all, this seems to be the reaction of many past Nimbus lovers

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels too narrow
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
               
              5.0

              would buy again with no problem...

              By Robert

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

              Excellent cushion for running or walking or standing like for 10 to 12 hours a day.

               
              5.0

              I would definitely buy these from Road Runner again.

              By Scott

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

              I've worn ASICS Gel Nimbus for over a decade. Love them and they've been kind and gentle to my knees & joints.

               
              5.0

              Availabiliey of size 11 - 4D width???

              By Carl

              from Franklin, Wisconsin 53132

              About Me Rarely Work Out

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

              I have Peri feral Neuropathy and need a very soft cushioned insole. Was disappointed you don't have the 18 in my size and width, 11 - 4D. Will you be getting some in near future> My son just bought a pair for the same reason and says best shoe ever and he has tried them all.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Love em!

              By Scott

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

              5*

               
              5.0

              Love it

              By LIPAN

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe:

              Great!

               
              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.

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