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Men's ASICS GEL-Nimbus 15

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Men's ASICS® GEL-NIMBUS® 15 :: Float effortlessly through your run like you're cruisin' on Cloud 9 with the amazing cushioning and lightweight comfort of the Men's ASICS® GEL-Nimbus® 15. Coast in maximum comfort courtesy of this running shoe's new FluidRide midsole construction that offers a bouncy, responsive ride and the most GEL cushioning ever in the GEL-Nimbus® series. You'll be pleased with your perfect fit provided by the new ASICS® FluidFit upper that offers both stretch mesh and improved breathability. Plus, you're sure to start a long-term relationship with these snazzy shoes thanks to the new reinforced vamp that weightlessly revs up the durability. 11.5 ounces

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Features & Benefits:

  • Guidance Line: Enhanced gait efficiency
  • Heel Clutching System: Improved support and heel fitting environment
  • Discrete eyelets: Disburse lace tension, creating a customized fitting environment
  • ComforDry Sockliner: Provides cushioning performance and anti-odor properties for a cooler, drier, healthier environment
  • Impact Guidance System: Enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • Guidance Trusstic System
  • FluidRide
  • ASW3713

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If any of you were hoping, as I, that ASICS would return the Nimbus to "12" characteristics, you will be disappointed. I'm 155 lbs, run 30 mi/wk with a long of 9 mi, have a slightly high instep, need 4E, like/need cushion, not too much flex in forefoot and I like a heavier (substantial) shoe, so I feel like I've got one on. The "12" fit my foot like a glove (although I recall that style, initially, caused some leg/knee discomfort), not the "15." It does not cover the top of my foot well which makes it difficult to get a snug tie to keep my heel from slipping but not pull the sides of the shoe too tightly across the wide part of my foot. The heel strike (outer sole) feels reasonably natural and cushy, but forefoot cush is inadequate (or it may be due to flexibility). I couldn't wear the 13, 14 or earlier models (maybe 8, 9) either. I am running in the "15" and probably have over 100 miles in them. If I had another option, I'd buy it; but, I have difficulty finding a suitable shoe that fits, allows my foot to roll forward naturally, is cushy without too much flex (in forefoot) and feels substantial. If I wanted a high flex, light shoe I'd buy a racing flat. I've worn ASICS for probably 30 years, but it is maddening the way they drastically change the character of a model from year to year. Improvements are great, but they should maintain the basic character/style of a model OR rename it.


Spartanburg, SC

Great men's shoe for a woman!


I've finally found the right shoe for me. I'm female, 5'9" and have always had issues with sore feet & bruised toenails when I amp up my mileage. A sales rep at Pacers in Pentagon Row suggested this men's shoe for me. I typically wear a size 10.5 women's. I wear a 10.5 men's in this shoe to give my toes enough room in the toe box. I'd also previously been told I needed a shoe that wasn't neutral, but my feet would always ache after runs. This is a neutral shoe that works wonders for my feet. Never had a single blister or hot spot. I still wear a silicon toe cap on the one toe that still takes a beating, but they are hands down the BEST PAIR OF RUNNING SHOES I HAVE EVER OWNED. From a vanity perspective, they're not petite and they're not pretty, but they are hard core and make me feel good! Just bought my second pair and wore them in my first half - zero issues. Perfect! They wouldn't be great in the rain b/c of all the mesh, but they are suitable for fair weather and treadmill running.


Washington, DC


Nimbus Back from the Dead


After losing me with the Nimbus 13 and 14, and after returning several NB, and a couple of other brands, I decided to give the 15s a go...just in case. the shoe is a marked improvement over the 13 and leaves the 14 for dead. I have run about 30 miles in the shoes since getting them and have had no problems, the shoe is soft and very comfortable great for tall heavy runners like myself. I did have to go up a width size however to get the right fit, this is after 20 years of the same size nimbus. If you are looking for a light, sexy, fad driven shoe, Nimbus may not be for you, but I think this was the problem with 13 and 14 - Ascis seem to have gone back to basics with this shoe and left off all the fads. Look the shoe isn't prefect, but what shoe is, after sending back several shoes of different brands the Nimbus 15 are back on track. God knows what Asics was thinking with the 13 and 14s, but thankfully they have gone back to a good all round shoes for the common man (not a 150lb high speed tri-god) Would I recommend them to a friend - yes, would I do it without thinking or hesitation...maybe not, Asics is going to have to earn my blind loyalty again.


Tampa FL


Best shoe I have ever worn


Purchased these in RRS retail store in N. Brunswick NJ. Kudos to Sue .... she has a great store with great people. Best shoe I have ever worn. I'm 65 yrs old, 6' 170 lbs (down from 260+ over the last year :-) ). I speedwalk with 1/4 mile sprints 6 days a week about 4.5-5 miles per day on the street and in the park and these are by far the most comfortable shoes I have owned. I have always been a Brooks fan but these have convinced me otherwise. Due to bad knees (arthritis & recent surgery) I needed something that would be light, cushioned & "shock absorbent" and these are them! Wearing them with a pair of custom orthotics and they are perfection. Highly recommended for all the old folks like me out there. :) I am getting a second pair just to use with my jeans if they will take back the Glycerin's I bought a few weeks ago. Wish they came in a solid black. Only have had and used them for a few days (about 15 miles) so I can't comment on how long they will last but I can say they feel absolutely phenomenal! Oh, you gotta get some Balega socks to wear with them. Not cheap but soooo comfortable. RRS has them as well.






This is my Third (3rd) Pair of ASICS "GEL-NIMBUS 15's". Presently, I RUN/WALK Twenty-Seven (27) Miles per Week throughout the Year, Rotating daily within my ASICS Collection. In the Six (6) Months since I Purchased the First (1st) Pair, I have NOTED "NO" Wear & Tear nor Damage at all! The COLORS are still 'Bright' & 'Vibrant' and the FABRICS & MATERIALS are Pristine! With my High-Arches, the NEUTRAL Running Shoes are always Superior and the "GEL-NIMBUS 15's" are the BEST that I have ever Purchased! The COLORS, FABRICS, and SOPHISTICATION in the "GEL-NIMBUS 15's" far surpass my "GEL-NIMBUS 14's"! The Weight per Shoe at 11.5 Ounces is only 0.4 Ounces Heavier than my existing "GEL-NIMBUS 14's", but the SUPPORT & CUSHIONING is vastly Superior! The "GEL-NIMBUS 15's" contain the Largest Fore-Foot GEL-unit ever placed in the GEL-NIMBUS series and certainly Rival my existing "GEL-CIRRUS 33's" for both COMFORT & PLACEMENT! As always, with the Japanese ASICS Brand: "YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR & MORE" !!!


Westlake Village, CALIFORNIA 91361


Black toed


I ran my first marathon in Nimbus 13s and had experienced a black toenail in the training leading up to it. I'd intended to run in New Balance 1080s but didn't break them in well enough so I went with the Nimbus 13s and lost a toenail as well as scarred up another. I heard so many great things about these shoes that I thought I'd try the 15s because I needed that extra cushioning. Soon after getting them, the exact same toe turned black. I went to a running store after a 10-mile run and they looked at the shoe and determined I had sufficient room in the toe box and the shoe fit well. My second marathon was in New Balance 1080v2 and no black toenails. I like the cushioning in the Asics but I can't buy them again for the sake of my toes. Wish I knew what caused it and that Asics could fix it. I'll be looking for some NB 1080v3s soon for my upcoming marathon.

Black toe

Honolulu, HI


Best replacement for my NB 763


I have relied on the New Balance 763 for over a decade, but when they were discontinued I could not find a replacement (and I tried every shoe brand) neutral plus until this shoe. I had developed achilles tendonitis due to lower heel posts in the more expensive New Balance 1080v3 and aggravated a stress fracture in other brand trials (Brooks, etc). This shoe saved my running as it preforms and feels identically to my old NB 763. So if you were a fan of that shoe, this the shoe to go into. The only downsides are an arch that is a little too low and does not extend postiorly enough on the top of the mid-foot. second the new "breathable" uppers make this somewhat of 3 season shoes as cold, wet weather does not go well with shoe. I hope they keep it around for a long time.

Live to run

Scottsdale, AZ


More cush than 14s


Me: 5'10", 175-180lbs. I run in Brooks Pureflow when racing and change up training with the Pureflow and a neutral+ shoe. Vomero 5 was my shoe for a while. Tried and returned the Nimbus 14 which fit comfortable on my foot, but lacked in the cushion. (I feel even the Pureflow has more cushion than the Nimbus 14). I was also working with the Vomero which has a ton of cushion (but seems to be too centered in the shoe, and also too much heal-toe drop). The Nimbus 15 fits comfortable, and cradles foot nicely, and has notably more cushion than the 14. It feels much better out of the box as far as cushion goes, and feels like there is minimal heal-toe drop (which was similar with the 14). More to report when I get some miles on them, but initial fit has me confident they will ride nicely.


Whittier, CA


Best shoe for me since the Nike Vomero 6


I've been running on these for 2 months, only about 15 miles a week during these hot Texas summer months, and I've really been pleased so far. I'm about 6'2, 195 pounds, with high arches, so neutral plus works perfect for me. These have been great in every way so far, nice fit, decent cushion, and they seem to be holding up well. I'll be ramping up my miles this fall as the weather cools and I prepare for December and February half marathons, and various other shorter races before, between and after, and I expect they will serve me well as I get my weekly mileage up to 30. I do rotate 3 pairs of shoes for my various weekly runs, these are my long run shoes. I buying another pair because one of my other rotation pairs is on its last legs.

Age group competitor

Fort Worth, TX


After many years with DS Trainer.


Always consider the source, I have been running for 38 years(79,3xx miles). Been running with the DS trainer since #1. #17 was one of my favorites. #18 didn't work for me. #19's were better but not quite enough forefoot cushioning. Tried the Nimbus 15. I am getting use to the additional 2 oz in weight. The forefoot cushioning works. Not sure all that gel in the heel is necessary. (I get 600-700 miles on a pair of shoes- no wear on the heel). Not sure why the tongue of the shoes has so much padding, especially at the top. 4.5 stars. Soon to be 71, maybe the years and miles have made my feet a little more sensitive. I still run 40 to 50 miles a week and have only logged 4 runs(33 miles). So far so good. Stealing from Nike-"There is no finish line"!

Long Run Nick

Tallahassee, FL


Nimbus 15 is an improvement - 205lbs, 4E


The Nimbus 15 is a better fit for me than the Nimbus 14, but still inferior to the Nimbus 11,12 and 13. The lacing is standard, which makes me MISS the asymetrical lacing of Nimbus 11,12,13. My left forfoot hurts a bit when I run, in the previous models this never happened. The shoes fits pretty good on my 9.5 4E feet, but it does not fit "like a glove" as did the Nimbus 12 and 13, which I still own and wear. I do not recall how the Nimbus 11 feels since I do not have any left. Asics - please go back to asymmetric lacing and overall fit of the Nimbus 12 & 13. The 15 is better, but not the best as this model once was.

Northern, VA runner

Ashburn, VA


Poor quality control


The shoes fit well enough and they do have nice cushioning and would have been my new favorite shoe had they taken a little more care in building them. The problem is you have to wear really thick socks to keep the knots they tied on the inside to keep them from rubbing holes in your skin, it's very painful and I live in Florida where it's to hot to wear thick socks. I even tried covering the knots with moleskin but it ended rolling up before I had ran a mile. I thought about cutting the knots out but was afraid the shoe would fall apart. I love roadrunners 90 day love'em policy because these will be going back. Beware if you have to tie your shoes tight to stop heel slippage these knots inside the shoe will hurt.


West Palm, Fl


So far, so good.


Just got these this week size 11, normal width, just put them to the test for 4.5 miles this morning. So far I like them. I have run in the Nimbus 13's for the past year and they have been a GREAT shoe for me. I gave these 15's 4 stars for now, I would like to see how they do after a nice break in period. A couple of notes, I ordered size 11's and they felt like MAYBE they were a tad large? The 13's in size 11 fit me like a glove. I think however that if I play with the lacing this may take care of this. Also it felt like perhaps the toe box was just a smidge narrower than the 13's. However, I am being extremely nitpicky. Overall, I am very happy with these shoes and can't wait to log some more miles on them. If it helps, I purchased the White/Lime color and it looks sharp!


Walker MI


Great Cushion


I am 5'10", 155lbs, and have had knee surgery on each leg. I run ~5 miles two-three times per week and participate in a circuit training class three times per week. This is my second pair of the Gel-Nimbus 15s. Pros: Very comfortable and the cushion is outstanding. My knees and ankles tend to ache in other shoes but much, much less in this shoe. Cons: I had a little trouble with blisters during break in on both pairs but my foot tends to recover and the issue goes away quickly. I think the reason may be due to the toe box being a bit roomy. This shoes also seems to be a little heavy so a good shoe for somebody like me but probably not for a serious racer.




Great shoe


This is my third pair of this model. I'm a 64 year old male who has been running for 40 years. I have run six full marathons and numerous half-marathons. My mileage is down now due to a nagging injury. I like everything about this shoe except the fact that I quite quickly wear a hole in the top of the toe box. I was told by one of your assistants on the phone to simply put some duct tape on the inside of the toe box but this does not work. The tape just rolls and balls up after just a few runs. Since I really like the feel of these shoes, I just keep ordering them and replacing them fairly frequently.


Minneapolis, MN


Unparalleled comfort and performance!!


I have been an Adidas fan for years. After a foot injury caused by the lack of cushioning in a pair of Adidas shoes I decided to give the Asics Gel Nimbus a try due to the overwhelming positive ratings it has received by novice and professional runners. Right out of the box the comfort was noticeable. As soon as it was on my foot it felt like my foot and ankle were surrounded by pillows and the cushioning on the bottom of the feet felt amazing. After logging about 15 miles in 2 days I have no foot pain and my legs feel refreshed. I am now an Asics fan and Adidas is in the rear view mirror.

Navy Officer

Chattanooga, TN




I am 49, 6' and 225 lbs. I was a Saucony Triumph fan for long time until they came out with the Triumph 9th. It was time for a change. I switched over to the Nimbus 13 and loved them. Bought the 14 and was very disappointed. We all know how these shoe Mfg. love to try to improve the next models, so they can charge a premium for latest and greatest. But, with that said I love the Nimbus 15. Took them right out of the box and went out for and 8 mile run. My feet felt great afterwords. I'm going to buy a couple more pair and get ready for the Philadelphia Marathon.

Billy Ray

Lititz PA


Always Come Back to Asics Nimbus for Cus


I am 58 years old. 6'2" 175lbs. Run three to four miles everday. I have been running for over 30 years and have tried almost every brand of running shoe out there. I keep coming back to the Nimbus for its forefront cushioning. The only shoe I would use to run a Marathon. There are lighter shoes that work well on a Treadmill like Nike Vomero's But for long runs on pavement, the Nimbus still gives me the best Cush & Support. The only reason I did not give this review 5 Stars was the shoe is starting to get expensive at almost $150.00.


Walnut Creek, CA


great cushioning, great fit


I developed a neuroma and was looking for a more cushioned shoe, hokas were too narrow, brooks gylcerine 12s were ok and so are the brooks launch (but the neuroma issue was still felt in them, Pegasus 30 had good cushioning but was kind of mushy, this nimbus 15 seems just right... ran 7 miles right our of the box and my foot didn't bother me at all... I usually run 2.5 miles daily but kept going to see how far I could go til the foot started bothering me. It never did. they don't feel as comfortable as my brooks for walking around in, but they are an excellent running shoe.

wm ollie

orange park fl




I have the problem of high arches with a little overpronation. An RRS rep told me that she has the same problem and wears the Nimbus. I used to wear the Nimbus when I was younger (lighter and no overpronation) and it was a great shoe. I cant wait to put some miles on them. I will repost after that. For now, I wanted to say that a lot of reviews said the Nimbus 15 fit differently from other Asics. They said to order a half size smaller than normal. I disagree. They fit good, and if anything, a little tighter than normal. Order your normal size or one half size larger.


The Sticks, SC


Another leap forward!


I am a recreational runner who runs about 4 half marathons a year. I have over pronating high arches so I really need a neutral balance shoe. I also need to lose some weight so I really put a poundin. On my feet. These are the 4 th consecutive version of these shoes I've tried and they are the best so far. They feel more cushioned and comfortable than the version 14 ones that I loved. Some years I race out to buy the old model on close out. Not this year. I loved the 14s. I love these so much more! If you need a neutral balanced shoe, this is for you !!

John Coyle

Morristown nj


I can't wait for new colors!


These are my first pair of Asics and let me tell you these for me are here to stay. I love them. I use to run in Nike Air Max's, Vomero's 6,7 and nothing compares to these. Comfort, speed is above and beyond what I expected. After having a torn ligament in my knee I need that cushion and support and these shoes gave it to me. Asics way to do a fantastic job on these shoes. Hopefully will be doing a half marathon at the end of the summer. I have to go train now.


Aguadilla, Puerto Rico


Very comfortable


I've been running on the Nimbus line for quite some time. I really liked my Nimbus 13's but was disappointed with the 14's. Asics obviously took the feedback they got from the 14's and made some improvements. The shoes still feel light for the Nimbus line but now has better support and cushion. I did a 5K to break them in and even on hard pavement it felt like I was running on a rubberized track surface. These are good shoes for a heavier runner (I'm 205 lbs)and offer a good balance of support while still being pretty light.




Nimbus is back


I have been wearing Nimbus running shoes for the past 8 years. I run about 20 miles a week and replace my shoes with every new edition of these shoes. I was disappointed over the last 2-3 years as it seemed like Asics was loosing its way with cushioning shoes. They are certainly back with the 15s. I love these shoes and are looking forward to putting them on and enjoying the cushioned run. The cushioning is much more pronounced compared to the 14s, throughout the sole and not just the heels. Great job Asics.


San Mateo, CA

They're Baaaccckkk!!!!


Have used the nimbus since the 9s. Each one has been an upgrade in some way from the previous model....until the 14s. They were not the nimbus I came to enjoy. I tried to run in them a few times and experienced foot, calf, and knee pain. They are now gym sneakers used for weight training only. Last week I purchased the 15s. Ran a tough ten miler over the weekend. Other than a small amount of routine soreness from running long mileage, I felt no pain. They are back! Back to the cushiony, plush ride I am used to. Way to get it right, Asics, after that little slip-up!


Philadelphia, PA


Good looks poor quality materials


I bought tennis shoes 4 months ago and only used shoes 6 days a week for the last 2 months. Am walking/trotting 4 miles a day. I try to take care of shoes and last week noticed was already showing signs of wear. What saddened me more was the fact that the lining covering the heal,cushion had a big hole. I have usually bought ni.e and ree.bk shoes that lasted about a year. These were the most expensive shoes i have bought and guess they will last aprox. 8 months if I am lucky. A Sad Client


Key Biscayne


Sweet & Sour on it


6'2" 200lbs 12-20 miles a week. Currently use NB 759 with 200 miles on them. Ran my first 4 miler in the 15's and they are "GOOD to OK". I always like the Heel cup in the ASC's and the forefoot gel is a plus. The toe box is big almost too big for me. Had to adjust the laces twice to get the right fit but I expected it with the open toe box. Will put a second insole to see if it helps. The ride is smooth, which I guess is what counts, so 1 1/2 thumbs up!

Slow Butt Running

Daegu South Kore


My Go To shoe!


I ran in mostly New Balance shoes from 1979 to 2011, but became disappointed with decreasing quality and durability. My injuries also became more frequent. I tried several other shoes over the course of a year and have now run in 6 pairs of ASICS Nimbus, which are better fitting and cushioned than any shoe I've ever had. I've had NO injuries since running exclusively in Nimbus. The Nimbus 15 is not the lightest shoe around, but if you need a neutral cushioned shoe, you should try this shoe!


Palm Harbor, Florida


I like it!


My first pair in the Nimbus line was the 13's. I love my 13's. I had read many poor reviews of the 14's so I kept running on my 13's. I got my 15's last weekend and when I pulled them out of the box I was kind of let down by the appearance. Then I put them on. The cushioning is wonderful. I've only run on them 2 times and my knees feel great. My 13's feel much more worn in to my foot but I am certain that once these are broken in I will enjoy many miles of running in them. I highly recommend this shoe.




Best Men's shoes for a Woman's feet...


Since we will be leaving for military training soon, all of our pre-ship candidates were told to get the very best running shoes possible; RoadRunner Sports was strongly recommend. After spending time trying on all the best kinds of Women's shoes, my sales person, Andrew, recommended this ones. Wow! They are perfect! Once I had the inserts replaced I know I was given the best shoes for training. They are great because almost all of the hard impact on my feet, while running, has been cushioned.

They call me Crystal

San Diego, CA


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