Asics Gel-Nimbus 22 Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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The Asics Gel Nimbus Running Shoe is a no-nonsense shoe that strives to give you the most comfortable run possible via extra gel-cushioning and padding. The price reflects this, though, and the extra padding adds to the weight of the shoe. Check out our best running shoes list for more great shoe options!

Why We Like It – Asics Gel-Nimbus 22

The Asics Nimbus 22 Neutral Running Shoe is an excellent shoe for anyone who’s looking for a daily trainer that can go the distance. Featuring gel-cushioning and just about every place imaginable on the shoe, the Gel-Nimbus can keep up with however many miles you want to put them through.

  • Great for high mileage running
  • Much more forefoot gel cushioning
  • Comes in a variety of colours
  • Heavy
  • Not very fashionable
  • Expensive


The Asics Shoe contains deeper and more robust flex grooves. This makes the front foot of the shoe more flexible and this flexibility is noticeable when you run. The shoe also supplies more foam in the midsole to reduce the severity of harsh impact which is something high mileage runners will appreciate. The mesh upper breathes and offers your feet a supportive and adaptable fit. The Gel-Nimbus is a heavy shoe, though, so try the Nike Revolution 3 if you want something more lightweight.


The Asics Gel-Nimbus 22 Running Shoes turned the dial on comfort up to 11 and added more gel cushioning in the forefoot and 2mm more of the Flytefoam Propel foam which makes the shoe feel that much bouncier. TRUSSTIC gel technology, located under the arch of the shoe, yields extra support, stability, and prolongs the shoe’s life. Overall, the shoe’s design delivers a soft cushioning and high-responsive experience when running. All of these cushioning and padding features are standard for Asics, and the Asics Gel-Venture 5 is another shoe you can check out if Asics Shoes have tickled your fancy. A great shoe to purchase for tricky terrain on trails is featured in our Asics gel venture 5 review.


The Asics Gel-Nimbus 22 Running Shoes retail for $150.00 which we know is a little on the expensive side for some customers. Consider the KUBUA Running Shoes if you’re looking for a running shoe that’s more budget-friendly. The shoes come in a vast variety of colours so you’ll bever be stuck and wondering what colour shoes you should buy. On a final note, if you’re a heel-strike type of runner, you’ll appreciate the heel fit and the more fluid, yet firm, cushioning which is what some people complained about with the Nimbus 21’s. If you are not looking for a top-quality running shoe, but you want a shoe with a breathable mesh, check out our Asics gel contend 5 review.

Asics Gel-Nimbus 22 Wrap Up

The Asics Gel-Nimbus 22 Running Shoe is a fantastic, but expensive, shoe that will take whatever you throw at it and just keep truckin’. It’s heavy, which may annoy some people, but if you train yourself to think of it as added weight for a more thorough leg workout those worries will just flitter away.

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