Since debuting more than 20 years ago, the GEL-NIMBUS model has grown to become one of ASICS’ most popular running shoes.

Here to carry on the legacy is the GEL-NIMBUS 25 shoe, the latest addition to the GEL-NIMBUS series. Featuring several design updates and new ASICS technologies, the 25th version of the GEL-NIMBUS is the most comfortable version of the shoe yet.*


What’s the Difference Between the GEL-NIMBUS 25 and GEL-NIMBUS 24 Running Shoes?

The GEL-NIMBUS 25 shoe prioritises comfort, featuring an updated tongue and collar construction, along with several enhancements to the shoe’s cushioning. Here’s an in-depth review of the GEL-NIMBUS 25 model, including all the new features in the shoe and the benefits they offer.

1. Lighter midsole cushioning for a springier ride

The GEL-NIMBUS 25 shoe is the most cushioned GEL-NIMBUS model to date. The new midsole design features a single layer of FF BLAST PLUS ECO cushioning, replacing the FLYTEFOAM and FF BLAST PLUS technologies used in the previous model.

By raising the stack height by 6mm in the forefoot and 4mm in the rearfoot, the GEL-NIMBUS 25 shoe now features an 8mm stack height. This ensures superior comfort for long and short runs and everything in between.

2. Smoother motion transition

Another feature that sets the GEL-NIMBUS 25 shoe apart is the PureGEL™ technology positioned in the shoe’s rearfoot. The soft and light PureGEL™ technology offers a softer feel and creates smoother transitions during your stride with impact absorption.

3. Better fit and stronger support for your feet

GEL-NIMBUS 25 features an updated knit tongue and collar construction, which provides better flexibility and extends around the ankle to create a more comfortable fit. The new soft knit upper comfortably wraps and supports your foot while allowing for enhanced ventilation.

4. Protection from front to back

Offering heel-to-toe protection and abrasion resistance, our newest GEL-NIMBUS 25 running shoe is an everyday trainer you can trust. AHAR™ low density technology in the forefoot paired with AHARPLUS™ technology in the heel increases the shoe’s durability and allows for better grip.

5. Made with more sustainable materials

ASICS strives to create high-quality, eco-friendly products. The updated design of the GEL-NIMBUS 25 shoe features a new midsole foam that’s made with at least 20% bio-based content vs. GEL-NIMBUS 24.

GEL-NIMBUS 25 vs. GEL-NIMBUS 24 comparison

GEL-NIMBUS 25 vs. GEL-NIMBUS 24 comparison.

Discover the latest GEL-NIMBUS running shoe model

Your favourite neutral trainer is back and it’s comfier and more supportive than ever. With the addition of full-length FF BLAST™ PLUS ECO cushioning and rearfoot PURE GEL™ technology, the GEL-NIMBUS 25 running shoe offers enhanced impact protection for your training sessions.

Learn more about the newest GEL-NIMBUS 25 running shoe from ASICS, and just how much more comfortable it's been designed, at the link here: A revolution in running comfort.

If you're ready to make the leap into a more cushioned running experience, you can shop the full range available on our site.

*Tested by 100 runners against 3 comparable competitor shoes. Independently designed comfort test by The Biomechanics Lab, South Australia, commissioned by ASICS.