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ASICS GEL Nimbus 25 Review

ASICS GEL Nimbus 25 Review

9. 1. 2023 4 min. reading

With the new GEL Nimbus 25, ASICS dares to make a big change to its long-time bestseller for long and easy runs. "Comfort never felt better" - what's behind it?

"Comfort never felt better!" - with this claim ASICS promotes their 25th version of the Nimbus family. 
For a few weeks, we have had the opportunity to test the new ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25 down to the ground. Now, in the New Year, we can already give our first impression of the new long-distance wonder from ASICS. What changed in the new GEL-Nimbus 25 from ASICS? For which types of running is the GEL-Nimbus 25 best suited? When will it finally be available for purchase? Find out all of this here in our review of the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25.

ASICS GEL Nimbus 25

Our first impression 

Before Christmas, we were already able to hold the new ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25 in our hands. Already at first look, we noticed: This shoe is different from its predecessors. What is immediately noticeable to long-time ASICS GEL-Nimbus runners: the "GEL" pad is missing, or is not visible from the outside at first sight. However, as the name of the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25 reveals, it is not missing but hidden inside the sole of the shoe. A visual change that could definitely cause confusion for long-time runners of this model. 
The shape of the shoe has also changed. The new GEL-Nimbus model is a bit plainer and "rounded". Especially the higher and backward flared sole is directly eye-catching. Even at first sight, the shoe looks very comfortable and makes you want to try it out right away. 


First, run in the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25

As soon as you put it on, you notice: the new ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25 clearly stands out from its predecessors. Despite a higher and massive-looking sole, the shoe is incredibly light. The upper material is also immediately convincing - stretchy and very breathable, it fits the foot like a second sock. 
We were also very surprised by the tongue of the GEL-Nimbus 25, which, like the upper material of the shoe, is made of mesh and can be changed in its shape so that friction points and chafing are completely avoided. 

During the first steps in the new GEL-Nimbus 25, we immediately notice how soft and comfortable the new model of the Nimbus family is. Immediately you get a feeling of "lightness" and just want to start running.
So off we go on the streets.

Step by step you feel the cushioning of the shoe through the new PURE GEL™ technology. In addition, the already familiar Flytefoam material provides propulsion and an extra boost while running. Despite the lightweight mesh upper, the foot also stands very firmly in the shoe and feels stabilized. The first overall impression: more shock absorption, more elasticity, and ultimately more comfort while running. We love it! 

 What distances and speeds is the GEL-Nimbus 25 for?

The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25 is the perfect shoe for long and easy runs on the road or on flat terrain
Due to the lighter weight of the shoe, the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25 is also a great choice for medium-speed endurance runs and longer tempo runs (1000m runs or longer).
Especially at high training volumes, the GEL-Nimbus 25 can be helpful to avoid injuries. 

Our conclusion on the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25


  • The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25 is significantly lighter than the previous models.
  • The GEL pad is not visible from the outside, but it is hidden in the insole of the shoe and still offers the familiar comfort of the Nimbus series.
  • The PURE GEL™ technology and Flytefoam material provide a very comfortable running experience.
  • The mesh material of the upper and the tongue literally fit your own foot and give you the necessary stability. 
  • The cool and modern look of the new ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25.

"Comfort never felt better!" - we can definitely confirm this sentence after a few weeks of testing. 
We are excited about the new ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25. 

From 01 February 2023, the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25 will be available online
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