• Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 11.1oz
    Women: 9.6oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 13mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Men: 23mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 13mm
    Women: 12mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
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  • The Asics Gel Nimbus 21 Lite-Show features the same design and performance as the high-performing Asics Nimbus 21 running shoe but it has reflective elements in the upper for increased visibility on low-light running condition.
  • Compared to the previous versions, the new Nimbus 21 Lite-Show now has an improved upper design. This Asics running shoe uses a new jacquard mesh for maximum breathability and added support.
  • The shoe also has updated midsole technologies. It uses the new FlyteFoam Lyte and FlyteFoam Propel which offer lightweight and responsive cushioning.
  • The outsole of the shoe has also been updated for better ground contact, grip, and durability. The improved outsole is also designed to enhance the heel-to-toe transition.

The Asics Gel Nimbus 21 Lite-Show runs true to size. It has a medium fit from the heel to the forefoot, and the toe-box is spacious enough for the toes to move comfortably.

This shoe is available medium width for both men’s and women’s versions thus, medium-footed runners, for both gender, will have no problem achieving a perfect fit.

The notable AHAR (ASICS High Abrasion Rubber) compound is also used in the outer sole of the Asics Gel Nimbus 21 Lite-Show. This material gives durability to the outsole, allowing it to withstand the damaging elements of the road. It also gives a good amount of grip whenever necessary.

The Lite-Show version of the Asics Nimbus 21 uses the FlyteFoam Lyte and FlyteFoam Propel. The combination of these midsole materials offers lightweight cushioning that is also responsive and comfortable.

The shoe is also equipped by the notable Asics Gel cushioning. This element that is placed in the rearfoot and forefoot offers efficient shock absorption during impact. It also offers better heel-to-toe transition.

The Guidance Trusstic System Technology and the Guidance Line work hand in hand in enhancing gait efficiency for better running performance.

In the upper of the Nimbus 21 Lite-Show is a light and flexible jacquard mesh. This two-layer mesh offers breathability throughout the run. It gives proper ventilation to keep the foot dry and sweat-free, especially on warm running conditions. This material also conforms to the shape of the foot, wrapping it comfortably.

The upper of the shoe also comes with 3D Printed overlays that give added support and structural integrity. Since it is printed, it gives the foot a seamless, irritation-free coverage.

Added into the premium design of the upper are reflective details. As part of the Lite-Show Collection, this shoe gives added visibility, especially on low-light routes.

The heel clutching system is very reliable and known to other popular Asics running shoes. It wraps the heel comfortably while providing a more secure fit and heel lockdown.

Lastly, the shoe has a traditional lace-up closure. It is easy to adjust and gives a comfortable fit in the midfoot area.