Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13

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Women's ASICS® GEL-NIMBUS® 13 :: Your best friend is like no one else. You deserve to feel the same about your running shoes, and that's why the women's ASICS® GEL- Nimbus® 13 may just become your new BFF. Amaze your feet with high-tech features that take this latest version of your neutral running favorite up a notch. Plus, you'll still get that plush, cushy feel you love so much! You deserve a shoe designed just for you, and the gender-specific formula once again proves that no one knows your feet quite like ASICS®! Whether you're seeking a shoe for the long haul or casual daily runs, the GEL-Nimbus® 13 adjusts to create a personalized fit for a plush, stable run every time. 9.5 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:

  • Experience pure running pleasure designed just for you with features like the ASICS® GEL-Nimbus® 13's gender-specific forefoot cushioning that cradles your toes with low-density, no-bulk foam
  • Give your feet the freedom they need with a Gender-Specific Space Trusstic System that recognizes and adapts to normal, periodic arch shape changes
  • Keep your feet feeling fresh, dry and healthy with the Nimbus 13's ComforDry sock liners
  • Enjoy a customized fit every time you slip these babies on with asymmetrical laces that are anatomically designed
  • Experience comfort and security with stretchy, Biomorphic Fit Uppers that give your feet a snug fit without annoying, uncomfortable buckling
  • Enjoy comfort, especially if you're an under-pronator to a mild over-pronator


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Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe
 
4.1

(based on 38 reviews)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (26)
  • Cushions impact (25)
  • Breathable (20)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Arch support (16)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (12)
  • Uncomfortable (5)
  • Wears out quickly (4)

Best Uses

  • Road running (20)
  • With orthotics/inserts (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      70% 

      (26 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      68% 

      (26 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (25), High arch (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (22), Casual/ recreational (7), Gym rat (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect!

By Omaha running girl

from Nebraska

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

      I previously ran in the Nimbus 11's and loved them. I was so disppointed with the 12's. I was never comfortable in them, especially my right foot (plantar fascitis). I ended up wearing a beloved but worn-out 11 on my right foot and the stiff 12 on my normal left foot. I was SO glad that the 13 went back to the fit and cushioning of the 11. I will be stocking up on this shoe. I went up half a size in these, but I always do that for running shoes.

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

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect!

      By Nimbus lover!

      from Kansas City, Kansas

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

        I have high arches and struggle with running shoes. I need arch support, however I need it to be flexible. Also, I like lots of cushion, this is a hard combonation to fine. I finally found it in the Asics Nimbus 11, (I had like 8 pair of them) then the Nimbus 12 did not work for me. Much heavier feeling shoe and not as flexible. Love, Love, Love the Nimbus 13! It is lighter, more flexible and cushy! I did add the RRS cushion insole. I will order several and stock up!

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

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        NOt doing it for me

        By RaeRae

        from Wuerzburg, Germany

        About Me Gym Rat

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Cushions Impact

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

        I started out with the Nimbus 10, which I loved so much that I only ran for those shoes. Of course, there was no doubt that I would take a Nimbus again. (skipped and missed 11 and 12 unfortunetaly because of a knee surgery) But I am really dissappointed with the new Nimbus 13. It doesn't have the wide toebox like the others and the middle part is too narrow (ordered Medium width, like last time) and it doesn't have the asymetric lacing, which i was so fascinated about. It doesn't feel comfortable for me at all, when i run more than 45min with it.It scrapes on my pinky toe and the inside/middle part of my foot. I still gave it 3 stars because maybe it would have been better with a wider width and it has great cushioning. I asked the Chat on here if Nimbus 12 is wider than the 13 and I've been told it is so. So, if you are considering buying this and have a bit of a wider foot than others, i would recommend to take the wider option. As for me, I already ordered the Nimbus 12 and hope that it feels a lot nicer and will take the Nimbus 13 for walking or when im at the gym and want to do simple things, but not for running.

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

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Wide Feet

        By D the runner

        from Kathleen, GA

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight

        Best Uses

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

          I have a wide foot with a high arch. I ordered the "wide". I like the shoe, but it is a bit snug in the width compared to others. Overall, shoe is good. I run 10-15 miles per week.

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

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love this shoe!!

          By Spartan

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

              I just traded in my Nimbus 12 shoes after reading the great reviews of the 13's. What a difference! The 12's were the first pair of Nimbus' I've ever owned and they felt good, but not like this. These are so comfortable right out of the box. The support feels great and I feel like I could run forever!

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

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              love 'em!!

              By 26.2RNR

              from NY

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Flexible
              • Soft yet very supportive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                I have been stocking up on the Nimbus 12's but was curious about the 13's, just received & ran in them and WOW!! THEY ARE AWESOME, EVEN BETTER THAN MY FAVORITE 12's!

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

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love it!!!!!!

                By RunRaeRun

                from Wuerzburg Germany

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Narrow / Tight
                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Pavement

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                I have to admit at first it just didnt feel right, knowing the Nimbus series from the 10s up. They usually tended to have a wider toeboxes and were a tad wider in the middle part. So, if u were relying on these features, I recommand to get a half size or one size up, or simply the wider toebox. After about 7-10K running with it, it just felt great from then on. I can hit the pavement with it as fast as I want or can and it still feels comfortable. I also had surgery on my right knee, but The support and cushions are the greatest and during the whole run my knee doesnt bother me one bit. can't imagine to run without it anymore. I ran about 200 miles with it and it's about time to get me new once. I hope this will help with any decissions.

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

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Can't wait to run more miles in these

                By Training for Marathon #2

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Cushions Impact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                  I'm currently alternating between these and Nike Vomero+6 which I bought at the same time. I do like the Nike's however I think these will be my favorites. I needed a few runs in those before I was sure I would keep them, but with the Nimbus 13 I knew as soon as I hit the treadmill they were keepers since they immediately felt perfect. Prior to buying these I tried the Asics Sky Speed which I did like however the cuff cut into my ankle so took them back. A year ago I was running in Brooks Ghost 2 and loved them, but heard the 3 were way different so switched over to Asics Cumulus. I've determined that I need a fair amount of cushioning, but was reluctant to try the Neutral Plus category, afraid they would be too heavy. I'm amazed at how light these feel on my feet but at the same time provide nice cushioning.

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

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Pumped Up Kicks

                  By blu87bb

                  from san diego, ca

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Arch Support

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                    First, the stats: I have high arches, am 5'8" & 130lb, and run about 20-30 miles a week (though thats increasing while I train for the next marathon). Love these runners. Hated the last model, the 12s, but I had to wear them. They felt like platforms that thudded down the road. Loved the 11s, low riders and moderately cushy. These are more like the 11s in that they don't ride so high but with much more cush under the ball of the foot; like a cross between the Cumulus and the older Nimbus. The only concern I noticed on todays 5 miler is that the toe box feels a little smaller/narrower because of the cushion. it wasn't uncomfortable to me but I was wearing thin socks and my foot is narrow/regular. I can't wait to wear them on tomorrows 8 miler because I am back to not noticing my shoes and focusing on the run. Oh, and do size up a half size. I wear 9's and always buy 9.5 in Nimbus.

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

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Agree with Binky

                    By SF trotter

                    from San Francisco

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                        I also noticed a strange feeling in the instep, just proximal to the ball of the foot. It felt tight, or strange. Just kind of rubbed wrong. I re-did my socks, re-laced the shoes, but something was still funny. I went for a run, and came back with numb toes, and painful feet. Weird. I don't usually review shoes (I mean, everyone's feet are different), but another reviewer also commented on the weird fit, and I thought it was worth mentioning.

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

                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Toe Box too Small :-(

                        By starburst warrior

                        from Blythewood, SC

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Narrow / Tight

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                        I'm a long distant runner and I've been running in asics gel nimbus 10 & 11. I've always found the cushion, support, comfort and performance to be over the top great. I ran 6 1/2 miles in the new gel-nimbus 13's and my toes hurt, the bottom of my feet hurt and I was very unhappy. I like a roomy toe box and this upgrade does not have a roomy toe box. I hope asics will enlarge the toe box for future designs.

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

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Needed a wider toe box

                        By MC

                        from San Antonio, TX

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Narrow / Tight

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                        I run about 3-4 times per week (my long run is generally 6-8 mi). I've worn the Asics Gel-Nimbus for years now and have loved them. However, the past few shooes I've purchased have been feeling tighter and tighter in the toe box. My feet have continued to get larger so I'm not sure the design of the shoe has changed. I recently switched to the NB 1080 (the 880s are very similar as well) and this solved the problem. Just wanted to share for anyone in the same predicatment as mean. I'll miss the Gel-Nimbus, but my feet are much happier now.

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

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Smaller than unusal Asics sizing

                        By sandnmishoes

                        from MI

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Narrow / Tight

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                          I agree with starburst warrior completely - they're too small in the toe box and they feel shorter than my last 2 pairs of Asics. I usually order an 8.5, as I am an 8 in everyday shoes. Not with these, had to go (another) half-size up to a 9.

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

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Too Narrow

                          By Betty Rubble

                          from Sacramento, CA

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Cushions Impact

                          Cons

                          • Narrow / Tight
                          • Uncomfortable

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                            I loved the Nimbus 12. My right foot is wider than my left and the Nimbus 12 was a perfect fit in the toebox without having order a wide size. I went to re-order the 12's, but weren't in my size so I ordered the Nimbus 13. I should have read the reviews about the shoe being narrower than previous version. They were to narrow in the toebox which surprises me for Asics because they are the one shoe I can wear without having to order a wide size to accomodate my right foot. I had to return them and will either try the Landreth or Nimbus 14.

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

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Okay shoe

                            By hillclimber

                            from Idaho

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Good Arch Support
                            • Good Traction
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Narrow / Tight
                            • Uncomfortable
                            • Wears Out Quickly

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                            Not my favorite Nimbus..I loved the 12 and this shoe felt to narrow for my foot which is odd. I am having to purchase new shoes now and I have only had mine for a month.. The shoe besides that problem is great.. great weight and I love the new design just sad they made is narrower than the others...

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

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            NOT a good shoe for wide forefoot

                            By Dana, the marathon running mom

                            from Knoxville, TN

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable

                            Cons

                            • Narrow / Tight

                            Best Uses

                            • Walking

                            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                            When I first put this shoe on it was very comfortable. However, my first run in them was a 6 miler and after about 2 my feet started to hurt very bad around the forefoot. My toes went numb and by the end of the run I just took them off and walked barefoot back to my car. I had invested a lot of money in them so I didn't want to give up on them.. Took them home and wore them for about a week just around the house and to run errands etc.. On the next run I loosened the laces A LOT but when they felt comfortable around in the toe box they became too loose in the heal. I ended up developing achillies tendon issues after running for over 2 years with no problem.. So I gave up, Got mizunos and have been happily ever after.

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

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Feel Custom Made!

                            By Stander

                            from Bangor Maine

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                                I wear my Asics down, before wearing them out. I stand all day; wearing my Asics has become necessary to endure an arthritic back. I get very picky about my sneaks and trust Asics. I've worn various versions over the years. Although shoes are not "made like they used to be" Asics are always spot on. My Gel Nimbus 13s arrived, and slid on like "butta" it was instant love. Standing already this morning, feels like being on a cloud.

                                • 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

                                cushy comfort

                                By keflex

                                from kentucky

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Good Arch Support

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                                  Last year was bad for shoes: Saucony triumph (5,6 were magic) 7 was a waste of money. Mizuno creation was ok but left a perma-blister on my R big toe. This shoe is a miracle after that! It's very cushioned compared to the above, but flexible and light. Solid for my high arches (always with superfeet insoles). It is still a touch too flexible for me, and I occasionally get that blister on the right big toe, but short of orthotics it doesn't get much better than this. I run about 30 miles/week.

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

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Love this shoe

                                  By Debbie

                                  from Washington State

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                                    Pre-ordered shoe, have been using for a week now and I love them more than the Nimbus 12. No break in period, just pure comfort. These will be the shoes I run in for my marathon next month.

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

                                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Super soft!

                                    By Debbie

                                    from San Diego

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Staff Reviewer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Pavement

                                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe:

                                      Wow - I received mine early to test. What a great ride! I need the extra cushioning due to my knee issues and boy this shoe has been great. Soft but not too squishy. I have always loved the Nimbus and am so happy this new update gives me a little more cushion!

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

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