In terms of comfort for relaxed and long runs, the ASICS GEL-Nimbus has been an integral part of the ASICS range for many years. The latest version is already the 23rd new edition of the classic.

How it differs from its predecessors and runs is something Keller Sports Pro Jan has been taking a closer look at over the past few weeks.

ASICS GEL-Nimbus 23 Tokyo Men Running Shoes (Sunrise Red / Black) 179,90 €
ASICS GEL-Nimbus 23 Tokyo Men Running Shoes (Sunrise Red / Black)
179,90 € *
ASICS GEL-Nimbus 23 Lite-Show Women Running Shoes (French Blue / Lite-Show) 189,90 €
ASICS GEL-Nimbus 23 Lite-Show Women Running Shoes (French Blue / Lite-Show)
189,90 € *
ASICS GEL-Nimbus 23 Men Running Shoes (Reborn Blue / Black) 179,90 €
ASICS GEL-Nimbus 23 Men Running Shoes (Reborn Blue / Black)
179,90 € *

About the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 23

ASICS already took a big step with the predecessor. The Laufschuhe focus on comfort remained, but in a lighter construction. This is also evident in the latest version of the ASICS Nimbus. Of course, GEL elements are used again in the new Nimbus 23.

These are complemented in the midsole with FLYTEFOAM Propel technology. The result is a very comfortable ride. For support, ASICS has reworked the upper to provide better support.

This is also supported by the mesh in the entire ASICS Laufschuh, which also ensures good freedom of movement thanks to its construction. The structure of the outsole not only provides a good grip, but the flex grooves in particular ensure a pleasant running feeling.

The ASICS GEL Nimbus 23 Tokyo in the Sunrise Pack colour convinces with a lot of dynamics and comfort in the 2021 test

How does the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 23 perform?

When you slip them on for the first time, you immediately get that typical Nimbus feeling and you can feel the high level of comfort. This is ensured by a very padded upper and the pleasant materials in the upper.

Nevertheless, the material in the forefoot is relatively thin and therefore offers good freedom of movement. This is directly noticeable on the running track. You are not restricted in the rollover behaviour and it is simply easy to run.

Keller Sports Pro Jan tests the new ASICS GEL Nimbus 23 Tokyo in neon orange Sunrise Pack colour 2021

Of course, the cushioning feeling remains high, because as described, there is a lot of soft foam in the midsole. Nevertheless, it is pleasantly noticeable that you do not permanently sink into the running shoe and the foot can roll naturally.

This is especially due to the flexible outsole, which gives you a secure running feeling with every step. The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 23 provides good support via the heel cap. This can help on longer training runs when the muscles get tired.

The flexible outsole of the ASICS GEL Nimbus 23 running shoes provides plenty of dynamics and support while running 2021

The new ASICS GEL-Nimbus 23 at a glance

Weight 8    
Damping 10  
Reactivity 6    
Grip 10  
Stability 9    
Gender Women & Men
Weight 274 g (Women US 8) & 309 g (Men US 9)
Off-set 10mm
Sole material FlyteFoam Lyte, FlyteFoam Propel & GEL
Upper material 2 layered Jacquard-Mesh
Fit normal
Application Long Run, Training on the street
Shoe type neutral running shoes
Preis 179,90 € *

The ASICS #SunriseMind fundraiser

For the start of the new year 2021, ASICS has come up with something special to motivate you to pursue your sporting goals and do something good at the same time. With the #SunriseMind campaign, ASICS celebrates all early risers and active athletes who like to sacrifice sleeping in for their sport. Are you one of them?

Take a picture of your sport in the sunrise and share it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #SunriseMind. For every such picture, ASICS will donate €2 to the charity Mind for a good cause. Join us and do good with your sport, no matter how big or small the movement may be. We are looking forward to your #SunriseMind pictures.

With the ASICS GEL Nimbus 23 and the SunriseMind campaign, the Japanese brand promotes sports at sunrise


The new ASICS GEL-Nimbus 23 does not impress with innovations or new features. It remains true to its DNA and is one of the most comfortable running shoes on the market.

The added dynamic in the latest version is really good for it. This makes it an all-rounder for every runner and for the quieter units over all distances.

Credits: Jan Lau
Photos: Carsten Beier

* The actual price may differ from the one indicated here. It depends on current offers and the model.