Today I’m going to review the ASICS Gel-Nimbus 26



10.7 oz. (304 g) for a US M9,

9.2 oz. (262 g) for a US W7.5


41.5 mm in the heel, 33.5 mm in the forefoot (8 mm drop)


Comfortable, slightly firmer daily miles


Flytefoam Blast+ Eco midsole, Ahar+ and Asicsgrip outsole, modified lacing system


Comfortable lockdown through the upperSmooth roll through the midsolePicked up a little weight over the last version

When the Nimbus 25 launched last year, it was a completely new shoe from the ground up. It was also incredibly soft, the kind of cushion that evoked visions of big, fluffy marshmallows. While it’s still a soft shoe, it doesn’t leave your feet sinking down into the cushioning. I chose these shoes because I knew how soft and plush the Nimbus 25 was, but after a few miles I noticed the Nimbus 26 was certainly a firmer, more responsive ride despite using the same foam combination.The tall stack of plush cushion is rounded out with a brand new outsole, which ASICS designed to be grippier than the previous model. With new technology called Hybrid ASICSGRIP, which is a combination of two different outsole rubbers, the Nimbus 26 offers reliable traction on wet, slick surfaces.The upper of the Nimbus 26 is super cushy and premium,The heel collar feels like it’s wrapping a gel-based pillow around my ankle. There’s also a stretchy pull tab to help you get the shoe on,the stretchy upper will feel accommodating to those with wider feet without feeling too roomy for those with narrow or medium-width feet. The Nimbus 26 is also available in wide sizing, so chances are high you’ll be able to find your perfect fit. If you love a max cushioned shoe you will like this shoe. For me it might be a little too soft as a daily trainer (I like a little firmer shoe for my daily trainer) but it would be a great recovery shoe.
Don M.