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For class leading comfort, turn to the Asics Nimbus 13. This shoe carries on the success of the best in category, Nimbus 12. Plenty of Gel cushioning provides a plush and forgiving feel, while the shoe design delivers a reliably smooth ride for the neutral runner.

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Weight: 9.5 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (32mm), Forefoot (21mm)

How it fits (based on width B) Width B=Medium

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium width
  • Toe-Box height: Medium to low
  • Arch Structure: Medium height

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: May 2011
  • Model discontinued: Unknown
  • Heritage: Gel Nimbus 12


The Gel-Nimbus 13 is a maximum feature, moderate neutral shoe designed for daily training and high mileage. It is built with a semi-curved shape.


  • Rearfoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
  • Forefoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
  • Solyte is an ultra light, top-of-the-line midsole that delivers durable and responsive cushioning.
  • Space Trusstic System utilizes a gender-specific, thermal plastic midfoot unit for natural foot movement and increased torsional rigidity.
  • Guidance Line is a vertical flex groove in the forefoot for improved gait efficiency.
  • Impact Guidance System (IGS) design creates a smooth and balanced heel-to-toe transition.
  • Biomorphic Fit Upper is a stretch material located in the forefoot that moves with the foot to reduce irritation.
  • Open mesh in the upper keeps feet cool.
  • Asics logo located at both the medial and lateral sides of the upper to contribute to a secure fit.
  • Personal Heel Fit (PHF) uses a two layer memory foam lining in the heel collar to provide a individualized fit.
  • Asymmetrical Lacing Design better follows the shape of the foot for an improved fit.
  • Discrete Eyelets are independently placed to disperse lace tension and enhance comfort.
  • ComforDry Sockliner is made with anti-bacterial material to reduce odor and moisture and provide additional cushioning.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to Solyte 45 Foam, for enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.
  • Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) in the heel is made of carbon rubber for exceptional durability.
  • DuraSponge Outsole in the forefoot is made from a blown AHAR compound, for responsive cushioning and flexibility.


Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: Great shoes-- I'm ordering my 3rd pair of these! I'm 25 lbs heavier than usual, being postpartum, and the extensive cushioning in these shoes can take the pounding. Even before my pregnancy, I liked them for the comfy ride & neutral foot. I have worn pronation-control shoes for years but the guys at my local specialty store thought they were over-correcting my stride. Sure enough, I've had much less trouble with my hips & back since switching. I currently run three 5 milers/week and these will be my primary training shoes as I ramp up for a half marathon.
From: Rachel, Baltimore, MD USA

Comments: Got this pair of shoes to replace a cheap pair of Saucony's.  This is the first pair of expensive running shoes I've bought, expected to love them.  I actually can't run in them, they made the 4th and 5th toe on my left foot numb and then came shooting pains.  The cushion was what I was really looking forward to when I bought them, but they were almost too cushiony.  I'm very disappointed that they didn't work for me, I did run in them in the store several times.  I'm a fairly new runner, a little over a year now, run about 8-12 miles/week at a very moderate pace, use a neutral shoe.
From: Kim, Sarasota, FL, USA