Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13

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Men's ASICS® GEL-NIMBUS® 13 :: You'll be amazed by how smooth your run can be when you slip on the men's ASICS® GEL-Nimbus® 13! Enjoy a lighter, livelier run even over long distances. You'll benefit from the 3/4 of an ounce weight loss thanks to the light, springy Solyte® foam under the forefoot. And you'll enjoy more forward momentum with the full-length guidance line. You can expect to feel lighter on your feet, with amazing extra cushioning and shock absorbing properties, too! You'll think these shoes were engineered just for you thanks to the tailored, biomorphic design and asymmetrical lacing for a snug, customized fit. 11.5 ounces

Category Type:

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:

  • Expect a balanced, smooth heel-to-toe transition with each stride thanks to the ASICS® Impact Guidance System®
  • Your feet will feel great with rearfoot and forefoot silicone GEL® cushioning systems that reduce impact and absorb shock
  • Look forward to superior cushioning from Solyte® midsoles
  • Let your feet move naturally with the ASICS® Space Trusstic® System
  • Increase your flexibility and gait efficiency with Guidance Line® technology
  • Fall in love with the customized fit of the stretchy, Biomorphic Fit uppers and asymmetrical lacing
  • Enjoy an extra layer of cushioned support thanks to the ComforDry™ sock liners
  • Your feet will love the durability and responsiveness of outsoles constructed from the ASICS® High Abrasion Rubber and DuraSponge
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Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 32 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (27)
  • Cushions impact (27)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Arch support (16)
  • Breathable (14)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (5)

Best Uses

  • Road running (26)
  • Pavement (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      84% 

      (26 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      84% 

      (26 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (20), High arch (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (19), Casual/ recreational (6), Gym rat (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28), Yes (3)

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(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

first 5 mile

By K the runner

from India

Pros

  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Traction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

    Asics has been tweaking the nimbus line for the last couple of versions. The Nimbus 13 is not different in that way.

    I did try a 5 mile run as soon as I received the pair.
    The cushioning was exactly the same as was in my nimbus 12, though mine is now worn out.

    The transition felt the same.

    The fit is a bit roomier in the front.

    The one thing that I keep posting and hope that asics would do a better job is the heat management. nimbus has not been a great shoe in terms of alleviating the heat build up inside the shoes, especially after longer runs. That has not been addressed.

    The Looks, finally, asics has taken note and brought out some fascinating colors.

    The reduction of weight is not noticeable though it feels good when you know it.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • High Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    200lb man and x-wide feet

    By developing runner

    from Ashburn, VA

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

      Running outside with the Nimbus 13 is a dream. The "fire" color scheme mentally encourages me to try to run faster.

      Cushioning is the best, I'm 200lbs at 5ft 8in, x-wide (4e) feet and medium arch. I feel no pain with these on and running over 3.25 miles.

      • 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

      Just didn't work for me.

      By JimCT

      from Danbury, CT

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

      After loving the GN11, less so a slightly tighter, slightly less cushioned GN12, I decided to give the 13 a shot, and order the wide version. Unbelievable that I could line up the 3 side-by-side and see a narrowing forefoot and toebox in successive versions. This 2E was worst of the three even though the other two were regular width. Change in design? Quality control? I have no idea!

      I have to say objectively this feels like a well built shoe. Heel and cushioning and support. Just needed more room up front.

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

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I've had a lot of shoes

      By AZ Runner

      from San Tan Valley, AZ

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

        I have 200 miles on my pair, so I didn't just run in this shoe once and give it a great review like most do. I've run in almost every brand and in a variety of models. I've also owned 6 different pairs of the Nimbus now 7,8,9,10,12, and 13, this is my favorite model and I think the best overall shoe I've ever run in. From the 12, these are the changes I noticed 1. Toe box is slightly narrower but the new box worked fine for me with no problems. 2. the midsole is thicker and softer. 3. The shoe is lighter and this is noticeable 4. There is no traditional heel counter. Obviously, I cannot guarantee that you will like this shoe or that it will work for you. You won't even know if you like the shoe until you've run in it for a couple months. But this is one shoe I will probably go through more than 1 pair of the same model, and that is rare for me.

        • 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

        Very nice!

        By DinoZee

        from Milwaukee, WI

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Good Arch Support

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

          I'm on the larger side (6'7"..230lbs) so good shoes are important to me. I run about 30-40mi/ week and have been a Mizuno fan for the last 5+ years. I decided to "retry" the Asics and went with the gel Nimbus 13. My first run in them was "awesome". They were super comfy right out of the box and the cushioning was amazing! I had NO issues and felt I could've run "forever". I think Asics has won me back over!

          • 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

          A big improvement of a great shoe

          By Sparky

          from Costa Mesa CA

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • With Orthotics/Inserts

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

          I've developed a severe case of plantar fasciitis from wearing sub standard shoes while officiating basketball and football (they force us to wear cheap non supportive black shoes). I loved my Nimbus 12's and bought 3 pair last year while running 16 - 20 miles per week. The 13's are even better. They have a little more stability and support in the upper and a tad more cushion in the sole. While my running has been severly curtailed due to my plantar fasciitis, I still wear them on the eliptical and while walking. The Nimbus 13's are on my feet whenever I'm not in bed along with Spenco inserts. I really feel they are the only thing keeping me from being in pain all the time. I'm stoked the Nimbus 13's come in black this time around. I plan on using them for the upcoming football season. They look great with jeans by the way.

          • 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

          Fits like a glove

          By Joker74

          from Yuma, AZ

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

            I have been using these shoes for about 3 months. I was skeptical to change from New Balance, but I gave it a try. The Nimbus-13 was a little tight at first, but after a couple of runs, the shoe formed well to my foot and I have ZERO problems with them. They are lightweight, breath extremely well, and fit like a glove. I am a heavy runner 190+ lbs, and I have no pain in my back or knees on any surface. Will definitely buy again and I have already recommended them to several friends...and they all love them too!

            • 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

            Best Trainers

            By XC Runner 13

            from NY

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

              I run nearly 80 miles a week (mostly on the road) and the gel nimbus 13 work great for me. They have plenty of gel cushioning and are now even lighter then past models. I find that I like the way the 13 wraps my heel better then 12. I always wear asics trainers this is my third pair of the nimbus. I switched to the GT 2160 and had problems with them. The Gel Nimbus 13 are a great trainer.

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Best Gel-Nimbus to date

              By Jake the Delivery Dude

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Durability

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

              The Gel Nimbus has been my running shoe of choice for years (can't remember how many I've bought). The 13 is a significant improvement over the 12. The 3/4oz weight reduction really is noticeable while the design changes seem to make the shoe breathe better.

              These are not inexpensive shoes. I've had to replace the earlier models every 3 months or so (roughly 400-450 miles), and the comparable New Balance seems to last a bit longer. We'll see if the redesign has an impact on longevity with the 13.

              • 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)

               
              4.0

              Not for me

              By Face21000x

              from Lewisville, TX

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Narrow / Tight

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

              I'm not naive enough to give these a bad score because they are great shoes. They just didn't work well with my feet. They rubbed pretty bad in some areas and felt a bit more narrow than the New Balance 2E. I wanted to give them a shot but I will just be buying the NB1080s.

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice Update

              By Eclipsefloyd

              from Greensburg, PA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                This is the 4th strait year Ive bought the Nimbus....the 10 was too funky looking with the spiderman web on it so I went with the [...] exclusive Gel Platinum.....which was a remake of Nimbus 7....then got the 11,12 and this one...the Nimbus 13 is by far the softest and most cushioned yet.....they are at the point now where you cant get any softer....they have maxed it out for sure....the feel is alittle different than the last few years...they seem built up more.....you feel alittle higher up in them....I run 3-4 days aweek....5-6 miles....did 5 miles right out of the box....all on the road...no blisters or anything like that....had sum heal slipage but that was my fault.....I bought different laces 4 them that are a stretchy type....already took them back out and put in the laces that came with them.....fixed that problem.....good job Asics....you nailed it once again...cant wait 4 more colors of this shoe in the coming months.

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

                Perfect shoes.....

                By MARTYIS4UK

                from LEXINGTON, KY

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                  I have been a loyal Asics customer, these shoes (Gel Nimbus 13) have been perfect and have not disappointed so far.....

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

                  Nimbus 13 is perfect - 205lbs, 4E

                  By Just a guy

                  from Northern, VA

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                    Nimbus 13 are the best shoes from Asics for me! 9.5, 4E fits like a glove with enough wiggle room for my toes. I like how the shoes hug my feet everywhere and it's very cushioned (great!). I tried Nimbus 14 and HATE them. I bought 3 pairs of these just in case Nimbus 15 is a bust.

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

                    Cusion while feeling nimble

                    By A lifetime ago

                    from Dallas, TX

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Durable
                    • Fast
                    • Good Arch Support
                    • Good Traction
                    • Heel locked-in flexible
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Forefoot curve-in

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                    It great when you find the right shoe. With so many choices we often go through a lot of choices before finding the right one. My only negative is the forefoot curved-in last has me touching the outside forefoot area, but losening the lower area laces has helped a lot.
                    Currently I am not running as fast as I normal. This shoe seems perfect for building my miles back up with a soft feel and plenty of flex. The few times I've picked-up the pace, the shoe has felt perfect. I expect to keep on with this shoe for a few months. I suspect I'll be in a 2nd and 3rd pair.

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

                    Toe box is narrowed from Nimbus 12

                    By Julie

                    from Iowa City, IA

                    About Me Gym Rat

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Good Arch Support

                    Cons

                    • Narrow / Tight

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                    I have run in Numbus 11's then two pair of 12's and then got these and at first I thought they would work well until I started getting some painful foot cramps. I figured out the toe box was more narrow than the 12's and cuasing the foot cramps so I sent them back. The 14's I tried on seemed the same so I'm going to have to say goodbye to the Nimbus line. If you can stand a narrow toe box these are great shoes otherwise.

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

                    Great shoe for heavy runners

                    By Hardcore

                    from Salt lake city, ut

                    About Me Gym Rat

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Great with Jeans

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                      I would recommend these shoes. I went into a running store and they recommended these because I have high arches and I am a big dude. I am 250 lbs and 6'3. Been using the nimbus ever since.

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

                      Just Right!

                      By Fireman Steve

                      from Las Vegas Nevada

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Good Arch Support

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                        I switched to this shoe after using Brooks Glycerin 9 came out (I loved the 8's) and was too small in the toe box, I tried these comparable shoes and it felt and fit just right for my long runs and marathons.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        3.0

                        Just OK

                        By Eric

                        from Nashville, TN

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Narrow / Tight
                        • Poor Cushioning

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                        Perhaps I expected too much.

                        I have friends that raved about Asics shoes. I personally was a Mizuno Wave Rider user for the past couple of years. I was slightly dissatisfied with the 14, so I thought I might try something new. After looking around I thought the nimbus was the way to go. I am neutral, 6'1" 205, and these shoes are meant for a heavier runner.

                        I took them right out of the box and ran 3.5 miles. There are extenuating circumstances, but I felt some old aches and pains that I hadn't felt for a while, in the first mile. I was able to finish my run, without any major pains, the shoes were coming around by the end of the run. So perhaps a second review could be in order at a later date.

                        If I had it to do over again, I would have bought the latest iteration of the Wave Rider series. Just goes to show that, if it isn't broken, don't fix it. Hopefully they just need some breaking in.

                        Decent shoes, the Wave Riders are just better...in my opinion.

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

                        Great Shoe

                        By Mines75

                        from Ohio

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                          I had been running in the Vomero, a good shoe but thought I should change. What a difference? I alternate between the shoes. My 10K times are consistently better than with the Nike and my legs don't seem to be as fatigued.

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

                          Would not buy again; returned shoes

                          By Mark R.

                          from Fernandina Beach, FL

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Narrow / Tight
                            • Poor Stability
                            • Uncomfortable

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                            Shoes were too narrow; and too small. I normally buy a 13, but purchased a 14 in this shoe - still were too small. I had toe problems, and even sustained a minor leg injury after using this shoe. I returned the shoes for an exchange.

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

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