Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16

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Men's ASICS® GEL-NIMBUS® 16 :: Looking to do a little cloud hopping? Well, look no further now that you've discovered the newly updated, plusher than ever Men's ASICS® GEL-Nimbus® 16 running shoe. Your every transition will be silky smooth with the updated Guidance Trusstic System® that perfectly complements the cushy feel of the ASICS® FluidRide™ midsole. You'll still enjoy that truly customized fit thanks to the FluidFit™ upper, and if you're an underpronator to mild overpronator, you'll be as elated as ever by the way this newest GEL-Nimbus® allows you to float effortlessly through your run, mile after magical mile. 11.4 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:

  • FluidFit: Multi-directional stretch mesh combined with stretch reinforcements that adapt to the athlete's foot, creating a customized glove-like fit
  • FluidRide: Provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems: Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement on multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle
  • Updated Guidance Trusstic System: Enhances gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity
  • Guidance Line: Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
  • Heel Clutching System: Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates an improved heel fitting environment
  • More flex grooves in midsole: Increased flexibility
  • Heel-To-Toe Drop 10mm
  • ASW4513

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4.6

(based on 29 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (25)
  • Cushions impact (23)
  • Breathable (22)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Arch support (11)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (6)

Best Uses

  • Road running (23)
  • Walking (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      89% 

      (25 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      72% 

      (21 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (17), High arch (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (14), Casual/ recreational (7), Gym rat (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

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5.0

The Nimbus 16

By Mark runs 262

from Mansfield, TX

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support

Cons

  • Might Be Too Much Cushion

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

I have been running on the Gel Nimbus series since #6 (I think) - at least since 2005, and have run over 50 marathons with them. Best running shoe ever until the 15 which caused plantar fasciatis for me. I retuned them to RRS and got the GN 16 as a replacement and no problems. The Asics Gel Nimbus is back in my favor!

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

Nimbus 16 Runs Narrow in Toe Box

By Janet the Retired Runner

from Redmond, WA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Traction

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight

Best Uses

  • Pavement

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

I purchased the Nimbus 16, 3 pairs, because I rotate my shoes. I am a firm believer to always rotate usage of running shoes for the following reasons: your feet sweat approximately a pound of water and you need to allow the shoes to air out; running in the same shoe day after day lessens the life support of the shoe and may cause injury to the runner. I wear orthotics to support my medium to high arch so I purchase the men's Nimbus. After 44 years of running and 6 years of walking I developed what some sports specialists call aged foot spread. I find the Nimbus 16 D running narrow in the toe box and require a bit more room as my feet tend to swell some while walking 5-8 miles a day, 6 days a week. I ordered a Nimbus 2E, but the arch width and heal width were too wide to provide my foot adequate support. I am returning all 3 pairs of the Nimbus 16 at this time. I was fortunate to purchase 2 extra of the Nimbus 15 before they became extinct and hope these will carry me until either a new Nimbus 17 comes out, or search for a manufacturer brand that will meet my needs. In comparing the 15s to the 16s I believe the Nimbus 15 may have slightly more cushion in the forefoot than the Nimbus 16, a feature I benefit from. I am hoping the manufacturer takes another look at the Nimbus 15 & 16 and puts back that extra room in the toe box like the Nimbus 15. I am grateful to the Men's Nimbus 15 D! Thank you, Janet

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

Best Nimbus Ever!

By Daz

from Abilene, TX

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

    After running with Nimbus for 10 years, I switched to Kinsei 4 after a horrible marathon experience with Nimbus 14. Then to Kinsei 5 which tore and split on top of forefoot soon after purchase. Back to Nimbus 16 and the magic has returned! Great fit and cushioning...like running on air.

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

    Great shoe for the high-arched runner.

    By NapaRunner

    from Napa, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

      I've been running on the Nimbus since the much-hated 14 (which I liked). Nimbus is my favorite running shoe and this is my favorite versin of it! The colors are good. The color schemes for the Nimbus 15s were atrocious. Especially the women's colors, but that's for a different review. These have great cushioning and feel very comfortable even on my double digit mileage runs, despite my VERY high arches.

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

      A Good Shoe Fits Your Needs

      By Berwyn Bob

      from West Chester PA

      About Me Rarely Work Out

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Awesome
      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

        I am just getting back into working out after four years off and 80LBs gained. Tghe person on the phone helped me select the right showe for me to get back into working out. I was wearing the wrong size running shoe for years. I am ordering another pair of shoes this weekend so that I can begin to rotate.

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

        Solid, comfortable shoe

        By Keithoftherock

        from Lafayette, LA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

          I've run several times in my new shoes and I'm liking them so far. I run three to four times a week at an average distance of four miles a run. I have Fred Flintstone feet and the 2E width is more than roomy enough, even the toe box. I'm also a big boy and the cushioning feels great. A word to the wise, you do need to order a half size up. So far, so good!

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

          Good CushioningToe Box has been Narrowed

          By GregL

          from Leesburg, FL

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

          I've been running the Nimbus for several of its generations and loved the 15 - great right out of the box and I ran through three pairs of them. I've only put in about 30 miles but the 16 is definitely narrower through the toe box and as others have noted you can't stretch the lacing to gain any room. Cushioning is great and very stable. Disappointed with the width in the toe box.

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

          perfect running shoe

          By dfrancis87

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

            Owned a pair of Nike Lunar Glides before, and just when I thought things couldn't get any better, I finally switched to Asics and bought this pair and I coudn't be happier with my purchase. My first run with these I was able to run 2 miles more than I an usually do. That erased about 2 months of training for me. A great buy.

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

            Great shoes, very comfortable

            By r2inDXB

            from Dubai, UAE.

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

              Running for 21 km per week on pavement they feel comfortable and soft on impact. good lateral support as well. Started running on treadmill and no problems either, smooth and comfortable ride.

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

              Nimbus 16

              By dbc

              from Sleepy Hollow NY

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Lightweight
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                Over the years I've bought 4-5 pairs of Asics Nimbus including 2 pairs of 15's. They're comfortable and last at least 2yrs. of moderate running & use at the gym. Some reviewers have said that the toe box seems smaller but I've had no problems even with my right foot bunion.

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

                Greatest running shoe ever made !!!

                By DoctorRun

                from Northeast Kansas

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Ankle Collar Much Padded
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Traction
                • Great Color Scheme
                • Lightweight
                • Looks great
                • Stable Control
                • Tongue Padding
                • Unbelievable Cushioning

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                  I run 12 to 20 miles a week. I want the most cushioned shoe and this can't be beat. Extremely soft ride. Just the right color scheme -- I love blue -- and sizing. It's a tad pricey, but well worth it for the runner who runs many miles on hard pavement. With these, running on concrete feels as soft as a trail run. Highly recommended.

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

                  Super cushioning!

                  By DrSteve

                  from Nashville, TN

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                      I love the ride. No break in needed at all.

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

                      Great shoe!

                      By JTS

                      from Flower Mound

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact

                      Cons

                      • Narrow / Tight

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                        Great cushioning. Toebox seem narrow compared to m 15s but maybe they need to be broken in more. Orthotics fit well and provides excellent cushioning and support for an underpronator, flat footed runner.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels too narrow
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Low Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        very good!!

                        By duck donald

                        from brasilia, brasil

                        About Me Gym Rat

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Walking

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                          I´m a asics adict, so nimbus is always an option

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

                          Great shoe for marathoning!

                          By Marathon and brew man

                          from Stevens Point, Wi

                          About Me Gym Rat

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Comfortable Shoe
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Durable
                          • Good Traction
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Expensive

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                          I use this product for running marathons. I have ran 10 marathons in the Gel Nimbus series and for me (I have somewhat of a high arch) they work great!!!!

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

                          Another great Nimbus!

                          By Rocket Nerd

                          from Mesa, AZ

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Durable
                          • Good Traction
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile
                          • Visibility

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                            Purchased this pair of Nimbus 16s to add into my current rotation. I have worn Nimubus 14s, 15s, and now 16s. To give an idea of width, I wear 2Es for my 14s, regular (Ds) in my 15s, and 2Es for the 16s. Not having tried a pair of regular D widths of 16s, I would probably have to agree that these new 16s run a tad narrower than previous models - I am on the fringe between regular and slightly wide shoes.

                            In terms of fit and comfort, these feel almost identical to my 15s that I currently wear for either intervals or tempo; and log between 20-30 miles per week. The cushioning is wonderful. The main selling point to me is the breathability. Running in the hot AZ climate, these breath just as well as the Nimbus 15s.

                            I do enjoy the updated colors/styling. Plus one for Asics on the update.

                            If you have worn previous Nimubs models, I would agrue that these are on-par for Asics' quality and reputation.

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

                            Very plush!

                            By Jack Harper Tech49

                            from Classy San Diego, CA

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                              Bought shoes for running, but so soft and comfortable I use it all the time and in the gym. Run mainly on roads, but works well on adjacent trails/dirt. Definite improvement over last year's Nimbus 15. No gel squeaks either. Just a tad snugger around heel and box toe. Just loosen up laces. Tried with and without custom inserts and realized I don't need them here. The originals are much softer and arch support is fine. Recovered from plantar and can feel the difference too.

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

                              I want another pair

                              By A Lot Guy

                              from Lanham, MD

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Pavement

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                                I work an average of 7 hrs and 15 minutes on concrete pushing shopping carts, and for me new and comfortable shoes is a must. I usually switch my shoes every 2 hrs and wear a different pair every day. This shoe is worth every penny and doesn't even need my usual padded New Balance insoles.

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

                                Incredible comfort

                                By Wayne

                                from Dallas, TX

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                                    After many years wearing the Nimbus 14 I find the Nimbus 16 a definite improvement in comfort. This is the most comfortable running shoe I have worn. I bought another pair to wear at the hospital as they are so comfortable to wear.

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

                                    Improvement over Nimbus 14 and 15

                                    By developing runner

                                    from Ashburn, VA

                                    About Me Gym Rat

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • Heavy

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                                    The fit in the width is slightly more narrow in the toe box than the Nimbus 15. After adjusting the lacing, it had a more snug feel that I liked in the Nimbus 10 through 13. **Note: Nimbus 14 hurt like crazy and I skipped them.

                                    My standard for Nimbus is comparing each year to the 13s, which I'm on my last pair. I miss the 13's asymmetrical lacing because it provided that wrap around feeling without losing comfort for me. Nimbus 16 with adjust lacing provides a similar feel.

                                    I wish the heel drop was not lower the the 13, but the shoe is an improvement over the Nimbus 15. They also feel marginally lighter than the 15s, but that could just be me. Additionally, the colors are way nicer in the 16s than 15s.

                                    I tried Vomero 8 and it was only good for treadmill work in terms of cushioning and not feeling pain in my foot, ankles, knees, which I experienced pain when trying to use them to run. Conversely, I like the Nimbus 16 for outdoor, road running. They feel heavy on the treadmill.

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

                                    Great shoes

                                    By South Peru runner

                                    from Arequipa, Peru

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Cushions Impact

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                                      I have the nimbus since no. 10. I used the Nimbus 15 WIDE (2E) for almost a year and put 1,200 kms. on them. Last week I purchased the Nimbus 16 MEDIUM (D). They feel just a little bit narrower, as expected compared with my previous WIDE model, but worked fine for me even with my high arch.

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

                                      Nice

                                      By Manny

                                      from Houston, TX

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Cushions Impact
                                      • Good Traction
                                      • Great with Jeans

                                      Cons

                                      • Narrow / Tight

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                                      I've been wearing nimbus for years. 16's are definitely a little more snug than the 15's in the toe box but it's not an issue for me at all. The 16's still feel great. I would recommend.

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

                                      Awesome!

                                      By Marc

                                      from Alexandria, Va

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Good Arch Support
                                      • Good Traction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                                        20+ miles a week with no problems! Great shoe .

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

                                        Great Shoe

                                        By Bro the run Guy

                                        from Aberdeen, WA

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Breathable
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Road Running

                                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                                          Great upgrade from the 15. Logged 40 miles so far post knee surgery and my feet and knee feel great!

                                          • Sizing:
                                          • Feels true to size
                                          • Width:
                                          • Feels true to width
                                          • Arch Type:
                                          • Average Arch
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          2.0

                                          New Info for This Shoe

                                          By Janet the Retired Runner

                                          from Redmond, WA

                                          About Me Avid Athlete

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                          • Narrow / Tight

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Walking

                                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                                          I ran for 44 years and now I walk 5-8 miles 6 days a week. I always purchase 2 pairs of shoes to rotate them and give the shoes an airing break. I had just ordered a Nimbus 16 & a Nimbus 15. I wear men's 7.5 D to allow room for my somewhat high arch and orthotic insert. The Nimbus 16 shoe runs narrow on the upper webbing by ¼ inch; the upper webbing itself is a tighter weave than the Nimbus 15. The bottom outer and insole of the shoe is identical to the Nimbus 16 in size, but I cannot wear the Nimbus 16 because the upper webbing will no longer allow sufficient room in the toe box and lace area, even if the lace area is open to the max. After taking the new Nimbus 16 on a 5 mile walk I had to return to the house to take them off. When runners or walkers do 5 to 8 miles a day, the manufacturer needs to be aware, if they don't already, people's feet may swell as they put in the distance. Please take a look at this potential problem for the consumer. I had to return the Nimbus 16 to the Bellevue store and order another Nimbus 15. Next year when I need 2 more pairs – what will be available that will work like the Nimbus 15 for width?

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

                                          So far so...Great!

                                          By Powerchip5000

                                          from San Antonio, TX

                                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                          Pros

                                          • Breathable
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Cushions Impact
                                          • Good Arch Support

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Road Running

                                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                                            These shoes are money! I was surprised to read the review stating that the toe box was snug. I realize everyone's feet are different but I too have been wearing this shoe for years and I love them. I find this toe box to be among the most roomy in several versions. I am a heavy runner ( 215 lbs. ) and these shoes offer very good cushion for me 4-6 days a week.

                                            I have only run in them twice so far but they fit and feel fantastic. For a neutral + shoe that'll keep you on the road, these are the right shoe for me. As usual, the service you guys provide is top notch, while tracking my shoes I noticed that my shoes were dropped off at the shipper 21 minutes after I placed my order, Keep it up!

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

                                            Best yet

                                            By Indy Runner

                                            from Indianapolis, In

                                            About Me Avid Athlete

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Breathable
                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Cushions Impact

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Road Running

                                              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                                              I am addicted to running shoes (just ask my wife). I have bad knees and have tried every brand out there. I find I eventually come back to the Nimbus and this is the best version yet. I really look for cushioning the gives when you land but springs back after impact. These shoes do just that. I wish they were a tad lighter but that is probably just psychological.

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

                                              Love at first run

                                              By ThatGuyChuck

                                              from Charleston, SC

                                              About Me Gym Rat

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Road Running

                                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                                                Love these shoes. Ran in the Nimbus's from the 11's to the 13's and then had a fasciotomy on all four compartments of my left leg. When I started running again a local "running" store told me the Nimbus was no longer made and recommended the Brooks Ghost 6 (which was a great shoe). However I soon learned that the Nimbus was still made and contacted roadrunner about getting them. I have only had them 3 days and have only done four runs in them, but so far they are exactly what I expected. Cushioning is amazing, the fit is perfect, and comfort is excellent.

                                                I'm a violent supinator in my right side and normally have some degree of pain after a decent run. However so far I am right back in the grind now that I have found the "discontinued" shoe again. I feel amazing after my daily run and now have even started to run twice a day a couple times a week.

                                                I did notice the tight fit in the forefoot however I love the fit after giving them a chance. They don't allow your foot to slip or cause your toes to grab. They may be to tight for some but I'd give them a chance before just assuming they are too tight. Overall if say these may be the best Nimbus's yet.

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

                                                Disappointed by fit

                                                By Rocky the Bruce

                                                from Stafford, VA

                                                About Me Gym Rat

                                                Pros

                                                • Breathable
                                                • Cushions Impact
                                                • Durable

                                                Cons

                                                • Narrow / Tight
                                                • Uncomfortable

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Road Running

                                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                                                It pains me to write this, but according to how my feet feel in this shoe, ASICS narrowed the fit in the forefoot from previous models. I have several pairs of Nimbus 15 and do not have any problem with the forefoot fit being too tight in D width in any of those shoes. The cushion seems great, but that doesn't help much when the shoe is too tight. I was glad to get them off my feet after the run. I ordered another pair in 2E width, but have not received them yet. Hopefully, they will work better. I am disappointed because all previous ASICs Nimbus and Cumulus models fit me in D width, but not this version.

                                                • Width:
                                                • Feels too narrow
                                                • Arch Type:
                                                • High Arch
                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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