Like most sneaker brands, ASICS updates and evolves its designs over the years. Despite every modification and change, Nimbus Gel continues to hold up and I am constantly impressed.
First of all, the shoes are incredibly versatile. They are designed for a long time Where short runs (or even walking), so they can be worn for sprints, long runs and everything in between. This means that if you’re training for a race, you won’t need to buy separate trainers for speed training and heavier mileage.
Granted, I bought a separate pair for walking (because, hey, hot girls do walk), but my main reasoning was that I didn’t want to wear out the sneakers before taking them for a spin in Berlin.
Whatever activity I engage in, I am constantly impressed by shock protection design. The sole has enough cushioning for a soft landing, but not so much that it feels heavy. I mean it when I say I could barely feel them on my feet during the marathon (although by the end I didn’t feel much).
There really isn’t anything worse than when your feet start to feel hot during a long run, but the mesh upper in these shoes is breathable and lightweight. During the summer I regularly tested them in temperatures over 90 degrees Fahrenheit and my feet stayed cool and breezy. (And yes, they are great in the snow too!). Also, I like knowing that at least 30% of the upper is made from recycled materials.