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Asics GEL-Nimbus 20

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The Draw: Steady, Sturdy, Trustworthy

Over the past 18 years, the GEL-Nimbus has been tweaked and re-tweaked, but it’s consistently provided neutral cushioning with enveloping comfort for a trusted high-mileage trainer. The Nimbus 20 impressed our testers with its custom-feeling seamless upper that adapts to the wearer and snugs down with no discomfort—although going up a half size is advised. The midsole technologies combine for impact dampening and plenty of underfoot protection, especially in the rearfoot, and cushioning is bolstered by a removable premium Ortholite insole. (Women’s shown in photo)

13mm drop; W 8.8 oz/M 10.7 oz

Review by Adam Chase