We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Most users admired the overall structure of the Asics Gel Nimbus 21 because it is durable.
  • A few wearers noted that the cushioning of the Nimbus 21 feels lighter and more responsive compared to its predecessor.
  • The shoe has a great fit, according to some reviews.
  • A couple of users lauded the nice looking design of the shoe.
  • Several buyers mentioned that the toe-box fits wider than expected.
  • The Asics Gel Nimbus 21 has a breathable upper, said some comments.
  • According to some runners, the shoe is very comfortable; the feel is consistent even on long distance runs.
  • This running shoe offers good heel support, based on a few user reviews.

1 reasons not to buy

  • It is very expensive compared to other road running shoes.

Bottom line

Majority of the users were welcoming and happy about the Asics Gel Nimbus 21. The shoe obtained a winning spot to many consumers because of its breathability, responsive cushioning, and impressive fit. Though the shoe is expensive, its comfort level and durability were more significant. Overall, the Nimbus 21 is indeed a successful update.

Tip: read our review of Asics Gel Nimbus 21, or see the best running shoes.



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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.