First of all, thanks to Asics Australia for sending us a fresh new pair of Nimbus 26. We cruised through over 200km of road running, and below are our thoughts.

  • Pricing – $260 AUD at Asics Australia
  • Weight – 303g (10.7oz) for a US Men’s 9, 240g for a US Women’s 7 (9.2oz).
  • Cushion – 41.5mm (40.5mm Women) of cushion and a 8mm heel/toe drop
Asics Nimbus 26 Black/Black


Exploring the Shoe’s Legacy

The Gel-Nimbus 26 marks the latest chapter in Asics’ esteemed running shoe saga, a journey spanning 26 iterations. With its enduring popularity rivaled only by the Gel-Kayano, this shoe has been a trusted companion for countless runners seeking maximum cushioning and reliability.

Asics Nimbus 26


Reinvention in Motion

In its previous iteration, the Gel-Nimbus 25 underwent a dramatic transformation, embracing new technologies and design elements. From the introduction of FF Blast Plus cushioning to the sleek knitted upper and Pure Gel Technology, every aspect was reimagined for optimal performance, and a soft landing.

Asics Nimbus 26 outsole


The Unveiling of Gel-Nimbus 26

As the Gel-Nimbus 26 emerges, it does so with a focus on refinement rather than revolution. Asics recognizes the loyalty of Gel-Nimbus 25 aficionados, ensuring that the essence of the shoe remains intact while incorporating subtle enhancements for an elevated experience.

Asics Nimbus 26 offer numerous unique women’s colourways


Fit and Feel: A Seamless Connection

True to Asics’ legacy, the Gel-Nimbus 26 maintains its reputation for a consistent fit and feel. With the introduction of an engineered knit upper and refined eyelet construction, the shoe offers a snug yet adaptable fit, ensuring comfort mile after mile.

The toe box is classic Asics, slightly narrow and not suited for those who enjoy wide toe boxes.

Asics Nimbus 26. Classic tight toe box.


Balancing Support and Freedom

The redesigned midfoot hold and plush heel collar strike a harmonious balance between support and freedom of movement. Runners will appreciate the enhanced lockdown and minimized upper “puckering,” allowing for a more seamless running experience.

Asics Nimbus 26

From Plush to Responsive

The Gel-Nimbus 25 was synonymous with plushness, offering a luxurious ride ideal for recovery runs. However, the Gel-Nimbus 26 introduces a subtle shift towards responsiveness without compromising on cushioning. When compared to the Nimbus 25 for example, the ride is slightly firmer.  This evolution reflects the changing landscape of running footwear, catering to a diverse range of running styles.

Asics Nimbus 25. A slightly softer ride than the 26.


Eco-Friendly Innovation

With FF Blast Plus Eco cushioning, featuring 20% bio-based content, the Gel-Nimbus 26 embraces sustainability without sacrificing performance. This eco-conscious approach not only enhances the shoe’s ride quality but also aligns with the evolving values of today’s runners.


Empowering Every Stride

Incorporating Hybrid Asicsgrip technology into the outsole, the Gel-Nimbus 26 delivers enhanced traction and durability. Whether navigating wet roads or rugged trails, runners can tackle any terrain with confidence.


Versatility Redefined

The Gel-Nimbus 26 transcends its predecessors, offering a blend of comfort, performance, and sustainability. With improvements in fit, cushioning, and grip, it caters to both novice runners and seasoned athletes alike. Asics continues to raise the bar, ushering in a new era of performance and innovation.

Asics Nimbus 26, women’s colourway