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A plush and premium trainer offering high mileage protection and a smooth transition, the ASICS Gel Nimbus 15 offers maximum cushioning and a soft ride.


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Treat yourself to an ultra-smooth and cushioned ride with the ASICS Gel Nimbus 15. With plenty of protective Gel under both the forefoot and heel, this neutral trainer will guard you from impact with the hard ground below. A flexible platform ensures an effortless transition from heel to toe, and to top it off a plush upper wraps around your foot for a personalized fit and long lasting comfort.

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Weight: 9.9 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (33mm), Forefoot (21mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to wide
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


The Gel Nimbus 15 is a maximum feature, moderate neutral shoe designed for daily training and high mileage.


  • 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.
  • Full Length Guidance Line is a flex groove that runs vertically from the heel to the forefoot for improved gait efficiency.
  • Impact Guidance System (IGS) design creates a smooth and balanced heel-to-toe transition.
  • FluidRide provides responsive cushioning with reduced weight and increased durability.
  • Biomorphic Fit Upper is a stretch material located in the forefoot that moves with the foot to reduce irritation.
  • FluidFit consists of multi-directional stretch mesh that provides a personalized, glove-like fit.
  • Personal Heel Fit (PHF) uses a two layer memory foam lining in the heel collar to provide an individualized fit.
  • Open mesh in the upper keeps feet cool.
  • Discrete Eyelets are independently placed to disperse lace tension and enhance comfort.
  • Heel Clutching System uses an exoskeletal structure that wraps the heel for a secure fit.
  • 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: I received the Women's Nimbus 15 in the hot pink/black color as well as a hot pink/turquoise color and I love them. I get so many compliments and they provide the necessary cushioning and support for my long daily runs. It's hard for marathon runners to find shoes that are both attractive and functional like these. I hope that Running Warehouse continues to offer the Women's Nimbus in bright colors! They make running fun and fashionable.
From: Mary, Houston, TX, USA. July 15th 2014

Comments: I have owned two pair of the nimbus 15 in marigold, never loved the color combo, but they seemed to fit ok. Since I cannot afford the new 16's, also colors are not good anyway. I thought I would buy the good-n-plenty color 15's. They run smaller. I tried stretching with bunched socks and blow dryer, and that may have helped a bit. Wore running today, and presently stretching some more.
From: Anonymous, Raleigh, NC, USA. May 22nd 2014

Comments: These shoes were very disappointing.I mostly run on concrete and gravel and the sole of the heel wore down to the rubber in a little over 300 miles. I won't buy them again.
From: Steffanie. May 12th 2014

Comments: This is the ugliest shoe I have ever seen. I' needed to replace my old runner with the same kind , I loved these shoes but won't buy these. I run about 10 miles at lease 3 times per week. And cross train at Orange Therory fitness.
From: Kim, Canada. 2/4/14

Comments: No blisters, these are the best!!! I used to wear Asics GT2150 in 7.5D, after my race distances increased past 5 miles, I began developing blisters on the inside forefoot ball of feet and outer edge of big toes from rubbing against shoes. I run more on my toes and balls of feet. I tried wrapping with tape and all sorts of things for months on end. I finally broke down and got full length prescription orthotics and after trying numerous shoes, I found the Nimbus 15, 7.5D, and I ran a half- marathon in those and no blisters!! The key I found was that the Nimbus 15 has cushion, as opposed to plastic or seams, on the inner part of the widest part of the forefoot part of the shoe, so there is nothing to rub against in that part of the shoe and no irritation in that spot now. I plan to buy several pairs of these shoes just in case they change anything in a future model of the shoe!! 
From: Jennifer, Springfield, IL, USA

Comments: I have the Asics Tri Noosas and love them but the toe box is a little too snug. I ordered these because of the reviews indicating a nice roomy toe area. They did not disappoint and the fit is roomy in the toe box but nicely fits everywhere else. I would like to mention that I need to get used to how much cushion there is. It feels like I'm running on clouds or pillows. It's different than what I'm used to but I'm sure my joints will thank me on my longer runs. I'm not a heel striker so the extra cushion shouldn't affect my form (hopefully). 
From: Alexis, SoCal, USA

Comments: I just bought the Nimbus 15 after loving the Nike Zoom Vomero 3 and 5.  Only wore them twice, feel good and fast, but tonight my left fibula hurts like it did when i broke it with a Saucony Hurricane because they're for over-pronation which i don't do. I was told they are neutral. Wonder if I should return them, I've got 4 marathons coming up. 
From: Claudia, Palm Springs, CA, USA

Comments: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these shoe!
From: Julie, Indiana

Comments: So far so good!!!  I am a true fan of Nimbus.  I have tried most max cushion/neutral running shoe brands and Asics just work for me.  I run 15 to 20 miles per week, monthle 5K-10K's, and 3-4 to half marathons per year and love the cushion Nimbus provide. I do miss the offset lacing of the 12's, could not run on the 13's, 14's were OK they took some time to break in and did not provide enough cushion much beyond 300 miles.  NOW the 15's seem to be major cush, wider toe box from the 14's, were ready from the first run vs. "break in time" of the 15's.  I have the Lt/pnch/Marigold color-- I like orange!  So simply, I am very happy with the Nimbus 15.
From: Lisa, Michigan

Comments: I run 15-25 miles a week... Very mild overpronator/normal. I have worn the Nimbus since the 12 was released... I would say this is my favorite version of Nimbus, so far!!! Light, very comfortable, not as narrow as the 14... It's like they took the best of the last few shoes and put them in one here. I can't say enough about how happy I am! Nimbus has never let me down... It's the only shoe I will ever run in!!!! The 15 is a wonderful shoe! Legs love them!!!
From: Tabitha, Omaha, NE, US