Asics Men's GEL-Nimbus 15

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Minimalist shoes may have taken the running industry by storm over the past few years, but for road runners in need of pronation correction, a shoe like the Asics Men's Gel-Nimbus 15 Running Shoe is still a gift from the running gods. The upper feels stretchy, the midsole feels plush and cushioned, and an array of support and guidance structures and technologies correct or enhance your natural gait so you're swift and smooth on your toes. This is a flagship, long-distance shoe targeted at runners who under or over pronate and want to feel confident and quick during the longest training sessions on the road.


  • Guidance Trusstic System integrates vertical flex-groove construction for enhanced gait and efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity
  • Lightweight and flexible synthetic textile and polyester mesh uppers offer maximum breathability and comfort; exoskeletal heel counters help cradle heels for increased support

Lining and Layers:

  • Personal Heel Fit (PHF) uses two layers of memory foam lining around the collar
  • Vertical flex groove in rubber outsoles follows the line of progression throughout the gait cycle to enhance gait efficiency


  • Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment.
  • Discrete eyelets disperse lacing tension so you get the most comfortable and secure fit across the top of the foot
  • Upper technology combines multi-directional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapt to the athlete's foot, creating a truly customized glove-like fit
  • Discrete eyelets disburse lace tension, for customized fit and enhanced upper comfort.


  • Guidance Line is a combination of midsole and outsole design that uses a vertical flex-groove to add flex to these structures so you can achieve the most efficient foot strike
  • Guidance Trusstic System is the integration of the Guidance Line technology from the outsole through the midsole
  • FluidRide midsole provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability
  • Fluid Ride midsole adds quick rebound after foot strike and it provides soft cushioning for comfort

Support and Cushioning:

  • ComforDry sockliner offers light cushioning for comfort and is treated to repel the bacteria that causes funky odors
  • Moderate-to-high 10mm drop is ideal for heel strikers or runners who prefer a little extra heel cushioning
  • Gel-Nimbus is designed to deliver support for overpronation, those in need of neutral cushioning, and underpronation
  • Rearfoot and forefoot silicone-based gel inserts absorb excess shock in all directions, delivering cushioning and stability
  • Impact Guidance System (IGS) is Asic's design methodology that uses linked support, cushioning, and performance technologies and structures too complement and enhance your natural gait
  • Rearfoot and forefoot GEL cushioning reduces shock during impact and toe-off phases
  • Heel Clutching System is a heel-counter support that helps center your heel and midfoot during foot strike
  • ComforDry sockliner provides cushioning performance and anti-odor properties for a cooler, drier, healthier environment


  • Runs small, order 1/2 size larger

Traction and Grip:

  • Asics's High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) is highly durable rubber placed in critical areas under the foot to ensure maximum traction and outsole lifespan


  • Made in Viet Nam


  • FluidFit is the combination of stretch mesh and stretch reinforcements that allow the upper to conform to the natural shape of your foot


  • Pronation is how a runner's foot rolls laterally between footfall and toe-off: Underpronation is when the foot rolls outwards, overpronation is when it rolls inwards, and a neutral pattern is when little rolling occurs
  • US shipments only
  • Under to neutral pronation stability.
  • Stable platform
  • Great for runners ranging from the underpronator to the moderate overpronator
  • Impact Guidance System (IGS®) helps slow pronation for an optimal gait and natural foot movement from heel strike through toe-off
  • APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association) Seal of Acceptance
  • 10mm drop (heel-forefoot offset) means that your heel is higher from the ground than your toes, which offers a more traditional running shoe sensation
Super light and extra durable, the updated ASICS GEL-Nimbus 15 running shoe delivers top-notch performance for your training routine. The full-length Guidance Line provides smooth transitions and increases efficiency; gender-specific forefoot cushioning lends comfort and absorbs shock. The Biomorphic Fit upper and the discrete eyelet design of this men's athletic shoe ensure a chafe-free fit. Full-length GEL cushioning absorbs shock. The Personalized Heel Fit (PHF) creates a customized heel fit; the ComforDry™ sockliner offers antimicrobial protection. The DuraSponge rubber outsole of the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 15 running shoe provides reliable traction and resists abrasion.


Run like the wind in the newest edition of the GEL-Nimbus 15 by Asics. Eliminate painful joints during ground strikes or sore ankles and feet after a workout with some of the softest shoes available. Like other Asics lines, the FluidRide gel cushioning system is dispersed among the entire foot, lessening the force of each strike and spreading the energy across a wider area. Like clouds on your feet, thanks to the Solyte midsole, the GEL-Nimbus 15 reduces the jolt of each stride and weighs less than the majority of running shoes currently on the market. Finally, the sworn enemy of any athlete-athlete's foot-is warded off by ComforDry technology that keeps your feet dry and clean during exercise. Runners are built from the ground up, and there is no better foundation than the Asics GEL-Nimbus 15.
Need another reason to hit the street? How about the alluring plush and reliable stability of the ASICS® GEL-Nimbus® 15?
Successor to the GEL-Nimbus 14, SKU#7976191.
Renowned for its plush cushioning and stable platform, it is suitable for the underpronator to the moderate overpronator.
Breathable mesh upper with durable synthetic overlays.
FluidFit upper technology combines multidirectional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapt to the foot to promote a glove-like fit.
Discrete Eyelets - Independently placed eyelets evenly distribute lace tension for an enhanced fit.
Heel Clutching System™ is made up of an exoskeletal heel counter that promotes an improved fit and increased support.
ComforDry™ sockliner offers antimicrobial properties for a drier, healthier environment.
I.G.S® (Impact Guidance System) is an ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike through toe-off.
FluidRide midsole technology delivers a supreme combination of energy return and cushioning with reduced weight and optimal durability.
Gender-specific cushioning features a lower-density midsole top layer, allowing for heightened midsole compression benefits.
Plus 3™ - A gender-specific technology in which 3mm of height is added to help alleviate achilles tension.
Rearfoot & forefoot Gel® cushioning systems work together to better attenuate impacting shock and allow the foot to move fluidly throughout the gait cycle.
Guidance Trusstic System® integrates Guidance Line® construction to enhance gait efficiency while promoting mid-foot structural integrity.
Guidance Line® technology employs a vertical flex groove that decouples the tooling along the line of progression for maximum stride efficiency.
AHAR® rubber is known for its supreme durability and is strategically placed throughout high-wear areas of the outsole.

The Asics Gel-Nimbus 15 running shoe is a industry-leading high-end neutral running shoe. This show has new technical components that will take the series to the next level of performance. With its plush, cushioned ride and stable platform, along with adjustments for improved upper fit, this shoe will please runners ranging from the underpronator to the moderate overpronator.

The high-end, neutral ASICS Men's GEL-Nimbus® 15 running shoe returns, with technical components that will take it to the next level of performance. The plush, cushioned ride and stable platform, along with adjustments for improved upper fit, will please runners ranging from the under pronator to the moderate over pronator.

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A high-end neutral running shoe with a plush cushioned ride and stable platform, the Asics GEL-Nimbus 15 will please runners ranging from the underpronator to the moderate overpronator.

Country of Origin: Imported


Boasting a cushy ride, the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 15 road-running shoes offer comfort and mild support for a range of runners from underpronators to moderate overpronators.


FEATURES of the Asics Men's GEL-NIMBUS 15 Shoe.

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A plush, cushioned ride and stable platform give Asics' Gel-Nimbus 15 running shoes a cutting edge, enhancing your natural stride for a focused, balanced run.
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Also available for: Women, Boys, Girls
10 mm drop, heel height:23 mm, forefoot height
Average footwear weight (pair):1 lb. 4.4 oz.
Avg. Weight (Pair):1 lb. 7 oz.
ComforDry? Sockliner:Provides cushioning performance and anti-odor properties for a cooler, drier, healthier environment.
Country Of Origin:Asia
Differential:13 mm.
Discrete Eyelets:Independently placed eyelets disburse lace tension, creating a customized fitting environment and enhanced upper comfort.
Does this shoe come in widths?:Yes
Footwear Type:Road Running
Footwear closure:Lace-up
Footwear height:Ankle
Guidance Line:Vertical flex groove in outsole decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
Guidance Trusstic System:This Trusstic System integrates Guidance Line construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity.
Heel Clutching System?:Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment.
Heel height:23 mm; forefoot height
Heel-to-toe drop:10mm drop
Heel/Forefoot:25 mm/12 mm.
Impact Guidance System:Linked components enhance foot’s natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.):ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
Insole:2-Layer Memory Foam
Midsole:Polymer compound/gel inserts
Outsole:Blown rubber
Pronation suitability:underpronation to neutral
Running shoe type:Cushioning
Shank:Trusstic system
Shoe Stability:Stability
Shoe Weight and Midsole Heights:Weight
Sole:High Abrasion Rubber
Support:Thermoplastic urethane arch device
Upper:Synthetic textile/polyester mesh
Weight:12 oz / 326 g (Single Shoe)
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Asics GEL-Nimbus 15 Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

GEL-Nimbus 15 awesome again!

I've used Gel Nimbus starting with 13 which were GREAT, I hated the 14s used the old 13s until 15 came out, and I am very happy again. Don't know exactly what the deal was with me and the 14s but I am glad the 15s have me back in a happy place. I average 25-30 miles a week mostly on roads but sometimes on a treadmill and I REALLY LIKE these on either terrain. I'm not sure what the perceived issue is with the tongue, on my Nimbus 14s and 15s they are exactly the same length (5 inches from the first lace holes to the back most edge of the tongue, 8 1/2 inches from the front of the shoe to the back edge of the tongue). Visually the 15s are a LOT brighter that may be the reason for the perceived largeness.
bgc893 at REI on 10/10/2013

I was looking for a shoe that has good cushion for my bad knees. The shoes is light, breath very well for summer and importantly, it was cushion with full gell for support. This is my 3rd ASIC running show, the most expensive and I was happy with the investment. I had problem with upper mesh for my first 2 pair where it torn apart after 6 months of use and hope to see that this will last longer. I survived my first 5 miles run with the shoe last month and hope to run longer and farther with this shoe.

Samsudin at on 10/14/2013
I've had several pair of running shoes. Asics has consistently been my favorite brand (I've tried almost every other). The Gel Nimbus 12 were far any away my favorites purchased in 2010. However when I upgraded to the Nimbus 14 I was disappointed. They were comfortable to wear, but not for running. I think it lacked impact cushioning. The Nimbus 15 is a tremendous improvement over the 14 and a nice upgrade from the 12. I am very pleased and I expect this will be my shoe for the next several hundred miles.
Anonymous - customer at on 07/30/2013
This ASICS GEL-Nimbus 15 shoe was purchased for my husband. We have purchased several Asics including the Nimbus 13. The 15 is a great shoe for training and/or running a half marathon. He enjoyed the improvements from 13, although both are good running shoes. They require no break in. The shoe fits true to size. Zappos is the only online store where we order our running shoes. Fantastic service!
Anonymous - customer at on 01/27/2014
These shoes have been great. I have been wearing the ASICS Kayano for several years and decided to try a more neutral shoe, it has been a great transition. My feet measure at a size 11 and I typically wear a size 12 in most of my regular shoes. I ended up with a size 12.5 in the Nimbus 15 for the extra room.
Matt - customer at on 06/15/2013
The 15's are great, 10 miles on the initial run and no issues. Zappos is great also, replaced for a different size without a hassle. It's been a month, and my miles tell me it time to order a new pair of 15's.
Daniel H - customer at on 01/30/2014
I love my shoes as usual, but if for some reason I didn't, I would have no problem with Zappos and that is why I only order through them. Bad experience with anybody else so far, hassle free, awesome customer service.
Clinton D - customer at on 01/22/2014

i purchased these shoes for work because i am on my
feet doing alot of running around and they are extremely comfortable!
they also absorb shock extremely well!
and have a luxurious fit

Andrew Reese at on 01/21/2014

Excellent backpacking shoe

I use these with Superfeet inserts for long distance hiking and backpacking. A pair lasts about 6 to 700 miles. Have been using Gel Nimbus for about nine years.
Timecheck00 at REI on 10/10/2013


Ample cushion, perfect fit.
kmorgan at REI on 08/08/2013

Negative Reviews:


I've used the Nimbus going back to the Nimbus 12, and average about 2 pair per series, so I think this is like my 7th pair or so. I typically give the shoe very high marks and then add in my gripe about the ridiculously large tongue. In past reviews, I've likened it to that which was found in the high-tops of the 1980's. The Nimbus 14 was much better in this regard, so I thought that maybe Asics was on the right track streamlining that part of this shoe. However, I just received my first pair of 15's, and they've pulled a full 180. I feel like there's a pork chop sticking out the top of the shoe. It looks ridiculous and is anoying when it bumps up against your shin thousands of times on a run. I understand it's a cushioning shoe, but that doesn't mean a pillow across the top is needed. I could seriously lop of about a full inch of the thing and there would still be sufficient material to do what it needs to do. I know it's a vanity thing, but I don't care anymore. I'm giving the shoe low marks solely on this issue and will look for a different go-to shoe in the future until they change this feature. Remove the pork chop, Asics!!!
MountainJunky at REI on 09/09/2013