Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16

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Women'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 Women'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. 9.4 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 13mm
  • ASW4514

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Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 23 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (18)
  • Cushions impact (17)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Arch support (13)
  • Breathable (13)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (3)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (15)
  • Distance / endurance (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      78% 

      (18 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      86% 

      (19 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (10), High arch (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (11), Gym rat (7), Casual/ recreational (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

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5.0

Great Running Shoe - GEL Nimbus 16

By Janie

from Wheeling, WV

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

I love this shoe! My feet feel like they have great stability and protection and yet the shoe does not feel heavy. I love the regular shoe laces with the GEL Nimbus 16! The laces on the 15 were just difficult to tie.

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

Excellent

By 1/2 Marathoner

from Iowa

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

    This is the first pair of Gel-Nimbus that have owned. I think they compare to the other Asics that I have worn in the past. Great shoe for distance running.

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

    I love this shoe

    By Ashley

    from Elkins,WV

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

      I run on the road and they are very lightweight. My favorite shoe by far.

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

      Awesome Shoes!

      By Andrea

      from Gaylord, MI

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

        I love these shoes! They have been great for me on my runs I am barely sore at all after a long run. These are exactly what I needed they give so much support that it is 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!

        By Ali

        from MN

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gym

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

          Great and comfortable walking, standing, running, and working out indoors and outdoors. Love Asics in general, and just bought the new nimbus 16's recently. But, have worn Asics for the last several years. No other brand can compete/supersede, at least for me!! :-)

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

          great padding-too narrow

          By mary

          from new york city

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

          never got a chance to use them-returned them -tooo narrow

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

          Great running shoe!!!

          By Runner mom

          from Mission Viejo, CA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

            Love everything from looks, arch support, lightweight, cushioning and comfort from this shoe!!! It is by far my go to running shoe. It really feels like my foot is being hugged by comfort when I'm running in my Gel Nimbus 16.... Makes me run longer and even a little faster, which I've been trying to improve on. I run 15-20 mi a week, and this shoe is perfect for my running needs!

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

            So much better than Cumulus!!

            By Alison

            from PA

            About Me Gym Rat

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact

            Cons

            • color

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

            Let me tell you, after years of wearing multiple models of the Cumulus, I finally switched. I thought the Cumulus was nice, tried the Cumulus-16 (had issues with a bruised toe and toe cramping) hated then. Why did I never try Nimbus??! These are great. They are so comfortable, ran 7 miles out of the box on the treadmill. They are great for neutral+ runners who want extra cushioning. Wish they came in other color options, but I never judge a shoe by it's color.

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

            Yet again...a great shoe!!!

            By Brittany

            from Greensboro, NC

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Colorful
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

              I run about 30 miles a week and found these shoes AMAZING being an avid heel stricker. They're light enough, but still have solid support. I've ran multiple marathons in my Nimbus 15s and they held up great! So, I decided to try out the 16s and I haven't been disapointed at all. Great shoes if you need a lot of cushion with support added in.

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

              Comfortable

              By encourager502

              from Colorado Springs, CO

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Good Arch Support
              • Good Traction
              • Great with Jeans
              • Lightweight
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Walking

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                I like these shoes. I just wished they had as much cushion as the Lite Show Nimbus 15 had.

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

                Not for me

                By Leslie

                from Pocatello, ID

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Narrow / Tight
                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                I used to run in the Asics Nimbus 13. I took a couple of years off running, then decided to get started again and train for a marathon. I decided to replace the 13 with the Nimbus 16 since I have used several versions of the Nimbus in the past and they have always fit well. The 16 is a totally different shoe. I ordered a half size larger than my previous Nimbus' because my upcoming race has a lot of downhill. However, when I got te shoe, it feels just as short as my old shoes and is significantly tighter in the toe box. I like a roomy toe box, so I tried to loosen it, but no hope. Took it out for a few runs to see if it would loosen but didn't. Just too short and too tight. Returned the 16 and got the Brooks Glycerin.

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

                Best shoe ever!

                By Holding at 29

                from Alabama

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                    This is the most comfortable ASICS I have owned. I do interval training and light/moderate cardio on my off days. I loved this shoe so much I ordered two more pair and one for my daughter.

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

                    100% PERFECT

                    By Jaleo Jaleo

                    from Spain

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                      I took one size bigger than my normal shoes size, and it fits me perfectly!

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

                      Better than the 15!!!

                      By lovetorun202020

                      from auburn, al

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                        Been a Nimbus fan for a few years. They really upped the cushioning in the 16 and it's my new favorite. Broke them in with a few 3 mile runs, then ran in a 10k this past weekend and they did absolutely great!! I always buy 1/2 size up. LOVE these shoes and got them in the fun, bright pink. Got so many complements on them!! :) :)

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

                        GREAT RIDE

                        By Alene the Runner

                        from Claremont, CA

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                          Run 15-20 miles per week for excercise/conditioning.

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

                          comfort !

                          By Frausnel

                          from Portland,OR

                          About Me Gym Rat

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                            I really enjoy wearing Asics and have had 3 pairs before this one. I really like that it is a bit more wider than the prior model and the cushion is much better for me. I run on roads a lot and really appreciate the cushion.

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

                            Holy Blisters!

                            By Christine

                            from Columbia, MD

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Uncomfortable

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                              I was so excited to see the new colors, love them, so I ordered two pairs. I wore them on two runs, and both times I got blisters on my third toe. I don't have this problem with my Nimbus 15s. Finally in desperation, I put my hand in the toebox and quickly realized the source of my blisters. The plastic, reflective strip on the top,outer toebox can be felt on the inside! This is not the case in the Nimbus 15. I'm a long- time Nimbus wearer, but I had to return these shoes and go back to the 15s. I've complained to ASICS, and hope they fix this problem soon.

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

                              Love Asics

                              By Jessica the Yooper

                              from Hancock, Michigan

                              About Me Gym Rat

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                                I run about 20-25 miles a week, my first pair of Asics were the Nimbus 15 and I loved them, recently just bought the Nimbus 16 and Asics, once again did a fabulous job with these shoes!
                                I would highly recommend these shoes to anyone with an average, to high arch!

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

                                Love these shoes

                                By CB

                                from Daytona Beach,fl

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Durable
                                • Good Arch Support
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Gym

                                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                                  Love these shoes, this is my 4th pair I use them at the gym, work, walking on the beach and biking. I haven't had any issues with any of them in the past 8 years I have been buying Asics. I would recommend to any any and fitness level!!!!

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

                                  The cushioining is back

                                  By running mom

                                  from Austin, TX

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Cushions Impact

                                  Cons

                                  • Narrow / Tight

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Endurance Training

                                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                                  I run 35 hard miles a week on roads and have been wearing the Nimbus for 4 years. I was eager for the Nimbus 16 to arrive because the 15 lacked the superior Nimbus cushioning. The 16 has the cushioning of previous versions (12 and 13 were my favorite,) but it is tighter in the toe box than any of them. Wear thin socks with the 16.

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

                                  Asics As Usual---Perfect

                                  By shelly

                                  from pa

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                                    I Always wear Asics Gel Nimbus. These are just as great as the previous nimbus. Very comfy and cushiony ---love running in aspics! You won't be disappointed in the 16--although I loved the 15 also! These feel just as good -no real difference in my opinion just typical great nimbus feel:)

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

                                    Great shoes

                                    By Vanya

                                    from New York

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                                        Used my new shoes for a 5-mile run today, and they were very comfortable right out of the box. They just felt a little long and large in toe box area, so I will have to go 1/2 size down for a perfect fit. Nimbus 15 has been my favorite Nimbus so far, and I think I will like model 16 just as much. I have to be careful as I very easily get hurt in the heel/Achilles tendon area, and training in these shoes has helped reduce stress to this problem area and enabled me to run longer distances with minimal or no discomfort at all.

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

                                        Disappointed

                                        By Wbee

                                        from CA

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Uncomfortable

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 Running Shoe:

                                            Have owned several versions since Nimbus 8 and they've always been comfortable for running right out of the box. Although some were definitely better than others, the Nimbus has been the only shoes I could wear. Unfortunately, with the 16, the heel rubs so much, I had to take them off after 5 minutes. Also, compared to the 15's, this feels like it has less cushion under the forefoot/midfoot. I guess I'll be stocking up on the 15 before it's gone.

                                            • Sizing:
                                            • Feels true to size

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