But theres a reason why ASICS sells a shit ton of this shoe and why this will be one of the most-read reviews on our site. At 10.9 oz, the Nimbus 23 is not a lightweight trainer but I dont really mind its weight because its designed for easy and recovery runs which is where the shoe shines. Ill definitely continue using it as a daily trainer. On the outsole, there are two types of rubbers on the Nimbus 23: AHAR on the forefoot and most of the rearfoot with more durable AHAR+ on just the tip of the heel. Supposedly this has to do with the musculoskeletal differences between the two. Powered by. The result is a relatively bottom heavy shoe that doesnt provide that much protection, but also doesnt let you sink into it. Legs felt great at all points during and after. The heel counter has some exterior cladding on the medial and lateral sides, with a reflective vertical stripe up the back that has some holographic coloring. Lockdown is good, with maybe just a bit more room than the GEL-Nimbus 22? Maybe theyre too soft? But this shoe aint broke, and theres no reason to overhaul it just yet. I literally neve have run into slip trouble with AHAR under my feet. The Saucony is more stable and would therefore be my choice as well but it really comes down to taste in my opinion. Just bought a pair of gel nimbus 23 I could feel my arch more than my heal is that a good sign. Both foams are very similar in density so the ride feels very smooth and uniform. Im not sure if that would be a better shoe for me. I love the look and feel of the 23s, but Im not sure if Ill be able to take them to 500M before switching.
I dont see any likely early failure points from the exposed midsole up the center of the heel to the midfoot and in the lateral flex grooves in the forefoot - the rubber outsole extends far enough to really protect the midsole. Its a solid daily trainer, but it wouldnt be my pick if mileage is going to stack up or the pace is going to pick up. I need to disagree with Jeff here. Nils: At first step in the Nimbus 23 felt like an even more comfortable Kayano. For that it is just too heavy. Same issue for me. I want this shoe, but just a half-ounce to an ounce lighter. On the run, they have comparable feel, with the N23 giving just a little more squish underfoot than the lighter Nimbus Lite 2 (RTR Review), but giving up some pop at toe-off (and the Nimbus Lite 2 doesnt have that much pop to spare) at the expense of the nearly 1.5 extra ounces for the Nimbus 23 in my size. I had issues with the 21, so the 23 is a very easy recommendation for me. (260 g) for a US W7.0, More GEL in the heel for that squish life, Like a construction worker that doesnt wolf-whistle at passerby. Am I going to run in this shoe after this review? I think their rubber formulas are along the grippiest and most durable on the market.
The sizing is a little short in ASICS terms. So i use the 23 for walking and casual wear at work. Nils is 30 years old, located in Heilbronn Germany. It will work for 3-5 mile easy runs and up to 20 mile long runs. Its now made from 20% recycled materials, and the fit has been adapted to be less generous than version 22. Its currently monsoon season so I tested the traction on wet surfaces often and unfortunately the Nimbus 23 failed dismally. I mean, it really does provide. The result is a relatively bottom heavy shoe that doesnt provide that much protection, but also doesnt let you sink into it. Sure, but it gets clunky as hell when you try and pick up the pace. I took this shoe on a 10-mile run and several shorter runs.
It seems a little lacking in forefoot protection, but giving it an extra 3-5mm of stack height is only going to make it heavier and even less inspiring. Sallys womens colorway. Maybe Jeff is missing any kind of propulsion effect of modern plated shoes. For the weight and the cost this shoe should either hold up better to 10+ mile runs or bring a smile to your face on every step, and it did neither for me. Maybe just officially rename it the Nimbus and take the Gel tag off the shoe and tweak the Flyte Foam to replace the Gel midsole and end all the stink about how heavy the shoe is! In terms of looks, I like this carrier grey/digital aqua (okay, whatever that is) colorway. Will wear them out, but my feet actually hurt wearing them. Not really a bad thing, but just take note this is strictly a daily trainer shoe.
I can feel some uncomfortable lace pressure at times. The Gel inserts in the forefoot (invisible) and heel (visible) do great work in terms of vibration dampening while the Trustic plate is trying to keep the soft FlyteFoam Propel midsole under control. Jeff: Another trainer thats been on the way up for a few years, there isnt much the 1080v10 gets wrong. Both fit true-to-size. It features no fewer than different types of midsole cushioning material: Flytefoam, Flytefoam Propel, and gel pods in the forefoot and heel sections. Ride: 9 (50%) Fit: 9 (30%) Value: 8 (15%) Style: 8 (5%). Testbericht: Inov-8 Mudclaw G260 V2 - Der Speziali adidas Terrex Agravic Tech Pro Multi Tester Review Brooks Launch 8 and Launch GTS 8 Multi Tester Reviews. Its too weak that now its tearing apart. While most people wear shoes to run, he runs to wear shoes. This way I could move the pressure to the last part of the tongue which is even thicker as the rest and that helped protect my feet. I had to re-lace several times to get a proper lockdown without too much lace pressure. An Ortholite sock liner rounds out the cushion. Copyright Believe In The Run / Big Run Media 2018, New Balance 880v10 GTX Performance Review, Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% 2 Review: Give Us Back Our Bounce, Our Running Warehouse Picks of The Week (7/15/2022), Saucony Endorphin Speed 3 Review: Yeah, Its Even Better, Mizuno Wave Horizon 6 Review: Wavy to the (Enerzy) Core. On that first run, the Nimbus 23 felt padded, protective and really smooth. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Jeff: ASICS is still using an external GEL insert in the heel above a layer of FlyteFoam, and overall it works well. In the past, ASICS applied that line to all of its shoes, and the company got real stale. In the rearfoot, on top of the Flytefoam is Flytefoam Propel which is an EVA-TPU blend. All Rights Reseved .
No break in period was required. These 23s are the worst! Fit is spot on true-to-size lengthwise, and with my slightly wider than D foot, I had no issues with width either. It has, The On Cloudmonster is classified as a max-cushioned trainer but it feels more, The ASICS GlideRide 3 is a max-cushioned, luxurious neutral trainer which, The Saucony Ride 15 is an excellent, well-rounded daily trainer with a very, The ASICS Gel-Nimbus Lite 3 is a lightweight, max-cushioned trainer for, I still think the Triumph 18 is the overall better shoe, Super soft midsole leads to foot fatigue on long runs. I buy 6-8 pairs a year. Please let us know mileage, paces, race distances, and current. Both fit true-to-size. As shoe manufacturers have been trying to keep shoes lighter weve seen a drop in durability, but the Nimbus 23 outsole gives you protection everywhere it is needed and nowhere it isnt. It has taken Asics a while to implement this on their tongues and Im glad that theyve finally embraced the new. Theres also some GEL in the forefoot, as well as pillars to help stabilize and return energy. Same here. On the run, they have comparable feel, with the N23 giving just a little more squish underfoot than the lighter Nimbus Lite 2 (. Its weight (10.9 ounces for a mens size 9) has stayed the same for at least the last three years. And while the shoe didnt excite me, it sure managed to impress me. There are some serious cutouts (aka flex grooves) in the outsole of the Nimbus 23. I enjoyed the Nimbus 23 most on relaxed runs at paces above 5.30 per kilometre while middle distances between 10 and 20 kilometres are in the Nimbus 23s wheelhouse. Approx. Its best suited to easy paces but its also capable of picking up the pace. This can be good, and this can be bad. What actually helped was to use the marathon-lacing-method (not shown, using the additional lacing holes).
While you're at it, subscribe to the magazine here and get it through your letterbox each month, The best treadmills for runners, starting at 150, ASICS Gel-Nimbus 23 Women's Running Shoes - SS21, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. Craft CTM Carbon Ultra Initial Video Review: A Nex Dominick Layfields 2020 Trail Run Favorites. Nils: My expectations were pretty low for the ASICS Gel Nimbus 23. ROBBE: I always throw all of these types of shoes into the if it aint broke, dont fix it category. RTR German, Spanish, French, Danish, Polish Reviews, Saucony Endorphin Speed 3 Multi Tester Review: Speed Meets New Comfort & Versatility! The subtle changes it makes from the past really add to up to one of the best ASICS trainers theyve made in years - but while theyve been catching up, so has everyone else and this shoe lacks the surprising fun and/or incredible protection of so many others. I literally neve have run into slip trouble with AHAR under my feet. But the 23 give me plantar like my 1080v10. ASICS uppers are always solid, especially in their daily trainers. However, theyve begun to turn it around with some really nice releases this past year, including the ASICS Novablast, GEL-Kayano Lite, and GEL-Nimbus Lite 2. In December 2019 he raced his first 50 mile trail ultra.
Drop is 10 mm (25 heel/15 toe) for men, while the womens version is 13 mm (27 in heel, 14 in toe). What made it so enjoyable was the unique Nimbus underfoot squish and its supremely comfortable upper. It was also designed to have softer GEL cushioning and more heel compression. But it indeed feels good. Neither shoe would be my choice for faster runs, but the Triumph is much more versatile. Just my $0.02.
Let me know via email when a comment is added to the conversation. It needs to be seen how many miles the FlyteFoam Propel will hold up, but outsole wise I think this thing will hold up for at least 500 miles for me as a runner who is on the lighter side. Jeff/Nils: Plush yet firm ride gives plenty of protection without making the shoe laborious, Jeff: Upper isnt overworked, really comfortable tongue, Jeff/Nils: Segmented outsole gives the shoe plenty of flex along with good durability, Jeff/Nils: Nearly twelve ounces on the scale for 10.5, and it isnt that well cushioned. The exterior layer is a little rougher, but with no overlays except a slight buildup from the ASICS logos.