Asics Gel-Nimbus 21

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For those who prefer lightweight cushy trainers that offer excellent breathability with a moderate heel drop, there’s not much to dislike about the Nimbus 21. The mesh upper’s structure delivers all-around stability with a locked-in heel and midfoot—but the tradeoff is a toe box that’s slightly more confining than some might prefer. (Definitely try before you buy, and/ or consider going up a half size if you have wider feet.) Overall, the Gel-Nimbus 21 is a high-mileage runner that feels (and looks) like it’s built to go the distance.

10.9 ounces (men’s) 9 ounces (women’s) 10mm drop

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