Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12

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Men's ASICS® GEL-NIMBUS® 12 :: Newly updated, the men's ASICS® GEL-Nimbus® 12 is still your ultimate cushioned trainer that now has a new, better heel fit, even softer cushioning and separate lace eyelets that shape to your foot for incredible comfort. New Guidance Line technology helps maintain your gait efficiency. 11.9 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.

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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Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe
 
4.7

(based on 242 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (220)
  • Cushions impact (209)
  • Breathable (156)
  • Arch support (116)
  • Lightweight (95)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (19)
  • Heavy (13)
  • Narrow / tight (7)
  • Poor arch support (3)
  • Poor cushioning (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (166)
  • Distance / endurance (26)
  • Pavement (24)
  • Gym (10)
  • Trail running (8)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      82% 

      (197 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      94% 

      (224 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (153), High arch (83), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (162), Casual/ recreational (41), Gym rat (35)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (169), Yes (4)

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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

lots of cush

By Ron

from Bloomington, IN

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Pavement
  • Road Running

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

I've gone for two longer runs (1 and 1/4 hours+) so far. They are very soft--the first run was like running with pillows on my feet (a rather strange feeling). The second run was a bit more solid. (I find that Asics have a little bit of a break-in period.)

They are very soft, but with more control than the Nike Vomero. The problem is that you end up putting energy into the shoes during follow through and toe off, rather than into forward motion, which tends to tire me more quickly, greatly reduces my pace, and puts some strain on the muscles in my legs (around my 'bad' knee, for instance, since I'm pulling more than usual). I'm 170 pounds and run about six to seven days a week, around 30-50 miles a week (have run for 25 years). I will probably use them once or twice a week for longer runs where I purposefully don't want to go very fast and for walking around cities during vacation. For me, they won't work as an everyday trainer, but as something to use during longer runs on roads after speed or tempo days when I especially want the cushioning. You can barely feel the impact of the road with them. But, they are just too tiring for faster running.

They offer pronation and supination control and are very neutral, while being supportive. They feel a little long for the size, but it is sort of hard to say if they really are--they are asics, and so they seem to fit well, even while being a bit long. They aren't snug, though (like the DS trainer, for instance)

Again, though they are really soft--I wouldn't recommend them for intensive running or trail running.

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

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Phenominal Ride - Great Update

By eetchells

from South Florida

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

    Great Update! Had the Nimbus9s and the heel was a bit wide and rubbed. The outsole wore through pretty quickly but an overall good shoe. Went to the NB1063 and they were OK...just boring. Then I went to the Vomero4 and fell in love with that shoe. I shyed away from subsequent Nimbus because of the goofy lacing system and the poor outsole life I had previously experienced. The Vomero4 was such a great shoe that I tried on the Vomero5 when it came out but it felt totally different to me. It was much firmer so I tried the Nimbus 12 and was immediately impressed. They narrowed the heel and added a bit more room to the toebox. They also added more cushioning and the shoe feels much better that the Nimbus 9-11s. The ousole also seems a bit thicker and the heel appears to have a little bit of curvature that should help extend the outsole. Well done Asics!

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

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A less bulky fit

    By moov foreward

    from near vancouver, BC

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Pavement
      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

      The nimbus has a more snug heel and midfoot than the 11, the toebox is roomy and the midfoot brace is less stiff giving better flexibility. The shoe has a narrower midfoot somewhat like the nimbus7. The forefoot has more flexibility, is a bit softer yet is stable with toe off. One of the best versions yet, almost like a 7/11 mix. the ride is great.

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best shoe ever

      By Jackrabbit

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Nothing yet

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Gym
      • Pavement
      • Road Running
      • Trail Running
      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

      Received an early pair from Asics. Great update because whatever they changed on this shoe hasn't made me want to try something else. It feels a little lighter than the previous model and the fit seems better, more streamline without being tight. I was worried they make this shoe to soft but it remains my favorite with it's plush cushioning feel.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT SHOE

      By John 43

      from ONTARIO CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

      I started running Sept. 2010 and ran my 1st marathon march 19 2011 at the age of 42. I started with gel blackhawks. They were fine at first till you put miles on them. Then i bought the GT 2150 wow what a difference. Once i put miles on them i started to have knee problems it turned out to be the DUOMAX did not break down like the rest of the shoe.It caused my knees to bend outward and after 13 miles or so major pain. My arches are average.I then bought the Nimbus 12 problem solved.After light runs for a few weeks then the marathon no problems other then everything hurting, but the knee was fine.The shoes dont last long my shins started to hurt every run so i tried the Nimbus 13 and ran a hilly 10k the next day and no pain at all. My son (12)asked me to train for the LA Marathon for SRLA. They give them shoes from N@#$.His knees now hurt so i bought him the nimbus 12 hopefully they will fix him like they did me.This all took place in less then a year

      • 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

      Light, comfortable and Hip

      By Iflybywire

      from BGC, Philippines

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

        I always thought Asics was too expensive so I stuck to Nikes and NBs. But then I had my feet scanned and stride analyzed at the Asics store in NY after I run the NYC Marathon. This was the recommended pair for me. I thought what the heck and bought my first Asics shoes but put off using it until I had fully recovered for the marathon. I loved it at first run! It's light, comfortable and hip as well. At that time, I was alternating this to my Nike's for my daily runs but I've since bought a second pair of Nimbus 12s so I can be on Asics on every run. Love this shoe. You should get one too if you're a neutral runner.

        • 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

        Good Shoe

        By Flandomagic

        from Kansas City, KS

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Burns feet at first

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

        Great shoe, I'm 195lbs and it gives very good cushion. Only minus is that the first few times I wore them with the original insoles, it created hot spots on my foot soles. Same thing happened with my wife, who has the female version. After switching insoles, problem went away. Wife says hot spots are decreasing in intensity, but whether or not that is due to callous build-up or insole wearing, we don't know. Just food for thought!

        • 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

        Memory foam need no Ginko Biloba

        By Archangel-28

        from New York City

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

          I have developed some plantar fascitis in my left foot...and my runs (streets of NYC) in these shoes seems to be reversing this or at least enabling it to heal without any further irritation. I noticed that outright when I had to run in a downpour, so I did not want to get the new shoes all soaked...so went out in old different manufacturer pair...and afterwards felt my plantar fascitis irritated much much more...than it has been when I have been running recently with these new Gel-Nimbus 12's.

          • 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

          Another Great Update to the Gel-Nimbus!

          By Paul Runner

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Fast
          • Good Traction

          Cons

          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

          I've been using each new generation of the Gel-Nimbus and this one by far is a very comfortable update. A little bit heavier than the previous models, but still a great fit and moves well.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          NO MORE UPDATES NEEDED!

          By Jadwin Gym

          from Hillsdale, NJ

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

            I run 20-25 miles per week - love this shoe.

            The lacing is actually angled and unique - seems to provide great support and control.

            I recommend that the Nimbus 13 (and 14, 15...) are the Nimbus 12 in disguise - NO MORE UPDATES REQURIED for this shoe!

            Buy up 1/2 size.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would recommend the Gel Nimbus any day

            By Dan

            from Clovis, NM.

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

              I ran in the Gel Kayano's for years then went to a running specialist and they recommended the Gel Nimbus, it has been three years now and I am not about to change a thing!!

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Shoe

              By Josey Wales

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                This is the 5th Nimbus i have owned every series gets better. These are the only shoes for me.

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Most Comfortable Nimbus Yet

                By Cono

                from Boston, Ma

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Traction
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                I log about 12 miles per week on pavement and four days per week in the gym. At 6'2" and 190 lbs I find these shoes conformable, provide good stability and are incredible shock absorbers. I have been running in the nimbus for several generations.
                Only drawback I travel a lot and have a lighter pair of shoes for the roller board. I wear a full size larger than my street shoes.

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Improvement!

                By eetchells

                from Boynton Beach, FL

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                  Great Update. Had the Nimbus 9 and it was ok. Went to the NB1063 and it was boring. Had the Vomero4 and it was awesome. Was not impressed with the Vomero5 (they got rid of the cushioning) so I tried the Nimbus 12. Great shoe. Very cushy and they narrowed the heel (the Nimbus 9 was too wide in the heel and rubbed a bit) and they locked down the arch and increased the cushioning. Love these shoes.

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

                  Excellent Value

                  By Scotty

                  from Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                    Just started a 3 month marathon training plan in Afghanistan, haven't ran distance for nearly 7 years. First pair of running shoes that weren't the cheapest on the shelf and what a huge difference. Most runs are a combination of pavement and dirt and shoe has proven durable and keeps my ankles stable, even on very rough terrain. If you have wide feet, these are not the proper shoes for you. Excellent shoe for long runs, especially if you don't want to break the $100 mark.

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

                    I love this shoe

                    By Grizz

                    from Frisco, TX

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Good Arch Support
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                      I just bought my second pair in less than a month, I love them so much. I have been running in Asics since the late 80's and I think this is my favorite shoe. They fit better on my narrow foot than my Nimbus 11's. They are very cushioned. I'm 6'5", 239 and they absorb the beating of four or five mile runs well. I bought my second pair to rotate shoes, but I might buy another pair just to stick in the closet.

                      The only thing that I do to these shoes to make them better is to put a different insert in them.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • High Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Good comfortable shoe

                      By LM

                      from FL

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                        I run about 20 KM a week. This is a very comfortable shoe, and actually looks good too!

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

                        Love this shoe

                        By Clay

                        from albany, ga

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                          this is my fifth pair of these shoes. They're comfortable, rugged and easy on the knees.

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

                          Nimbus for life!

                          By Large and in charge

                          from Twin Falls, Idaho

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Durable
                          • Good Arch Support
                          • Lightweight
                          • Look great too

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                            I am a heavy runner - 6'0" 275 lbs - with high arches. The Nimbus never dissapoints and seems to just get better. Love the Nimbus 12's - pain free running, cushioned landing, great arch support. I like the Nimbus so much, I bought the 13's too!

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

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Very comfortable shoe

                            By Kurt

                            from Marion, OH

                            About Me Gym Rat

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact

                            Cons

                            • Poor Arch Support

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                            This shoe felt amazing for the first couple of runs... loads of cushion, love the lacing system, and truly fits like a glove. Unfortunately I have high arches and this shoe did not give me the support I need. If the Nimbus had better arch support I would love them. Even though they didn't work for me I would still recommend them as a long distance trainer if you don't have high arches. 6'2", 225 lbs.

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

                            Great Shoe

                            By CA Yale

                            from NE

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                              I have worn Gel Nimbus for over six years. No injuries, dependable sizing and comfortable. I get 500 miles out of them consistently. No complaints.

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

                              Buying through the mail causes problems

                              By Greg

                              from Utah

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Pavement

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                                This is my second pair of Nimbus 12's. The first pair I put on about 500 miles. I haven't really had any problems with these or other versions of the Nimbus' since the Nimbus 8. The shoes are comfortable and I generally get good use of them before I move on to my next pair.

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

                                Cushion Cushion Cushion

                                By Burt

                                from Centreville, VA

                                About Me Gym Rat

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Good Traction
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                                  I run ~25 miles week, was looking for cushion with enough support for my body frame (180 lbs). Will continue to wear, ASICS did it again!

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

                                  Awesome shoe! Won't run in anything else

                                  By W runs

                                  from Columbus, OH

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Traction
                                  • Heal and forefoot cushion

                                  Cons

                                  • none

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                                  Just ran first marathon. Shoes were awesome. Great fit and comfort.

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

                                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Not as good as the 11

                                  By Marty

                                  from Nashua NH

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Fast
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Narrow / Tight
                                  • No pronation control

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                                    I've had my Nimbus 11s for about a 21 months so I figured it was time to get a new pair of running shoes. After running in the 10s and 11s, this was the first pair I've had to break in. I usually get a half size larger like it says but I never really "grew into" the others so I got my usual size.

                                    My first run out and my feet were kiling me 20 minutes in, they probably weren't used to the size, however these are narrorwer and a little tight. After about two days they started feeling more comfortable.

                                    The main problem I have with this shoe is that it basically forces me to over-pronate (tilt my feet on the outside) more than I'd like, but it just takes a little concentration.

                                    One thing I really like about these shoes is the super-lightweight design and how breathable they are. I've had them for about two weeks now (on trails and road) and they're just as good as the other shoes.

                                    If you like Asics, and you like the Nimbus line, I would honestly look at the 13s, but if you want to save 10 bucks or whatever, get the 12s.

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

                                    These shoes are awesome.

                                    By Rainman

                                    from Florida, Jacksonville

                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                                      awesome shoe best pair i have ever had

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

                                      Performance excellence

                                      By rxrunner

                                      from Longview, TX

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Cushions Impact
                                      • Durable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                                        Great shoe for a 180lbs+ runner like myself. The shoe performs well during all phases of training, such as, long distance, interval, and speed training.

                                        • Sizing:
                                        • Feels true to size
                                        • Width:
                                        • Feels true to width
                                        • Arch Type:
                                        • Average Arch
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        4.0

                                        LOVE IT. LOVE IT. LOVE IT.

                                        By A DUB YA

                                        from San Antonio, TX

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Breathable
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Cushions Impact
                                        • Durable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Road Running

                                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                                          When you finally find a shoe that works you're really resistant to change. I have owned several pair of Nimbus 11 and absolutely loved them. I stopped experiencing pain in my arch and heal shortly after running in these shoes. So when when I purchased the Nimbus 12 I was a skeptic. Much to my surprise Asics did not disappoint. The shoe fits like a glove but also allows plenty of room in the toe box. The offset laces make the shoe fit better as well. I would highly recommend this shoe.

                                          • Sizing:
                                          • Feels true to size
                                          • Width:
                                          • Feels true to width
                                          • Arch Type:
                                          • Average Arch
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Solid Runnig Shoe

                                          By Tiny

                                          from Ashburn, VA

                                          About Me Avid Athlete

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable ride
                                          • Cushions Impact

                                          Cons

                                          • Soft sole
                                          • Wears Out Quickly

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Road Running

                                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                                          A bit expensive, but a good shoe. Very comfortable shoe, but the sole wears down fairly quickly. But most shoes do when you are 200+lbs.

                                          • Sizing:
                                          • Feels true to size
                                          • Width:
                                          • Feels true to width
                                          • Arch Type:
                                          • Average Arch
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Comfort & support right out of the box!

                                          By Joe

                                          from Saginaw, MI

                                          About Me Gym Rat

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Cushions Impact

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Gym

                                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe:

                                            I run 10-15 miles a week and at 6'1" and 200 lbs I need a shoe with good support. I also have wide feet (13 3E) and these have a VERY comfortable toe box. I've loved the gel-nimbus in the past and these are no exception!

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

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