Asics Gel Nimbus 24 review
The drop will depend on the shoe size, just like the density of the foam also differs between the men/women variants. It’s a slightly deeper drop than most others in the segment, but again, it’s subjective to your preference of support.
Personally, what stood out to me the most was the sheer energy you feel while wearing the Nimbus 24. The way it launches you and cushions the ride at the same time with every heel strike is breathtaking and a marvel of material science and advanced modelling. Not being a professional runner may not give me insights into the long term durability of the outsole, but even within the few kilometres I did log with the Nimbus 24 made me want to do more of what I was doing. Grip, even on wet surfaces didn’t feel compromised thanks to the generous amount of outsole rubber, making this suitable not just for running, but an array of assorted distractions.
Not having used the Gel Nimbus 23, I can’t vouch for how much “lighter” these new 24’s feel but I never found them to be heavier than other running shoes I’ve tried. Which isn’t to say they’re feather-light either, just par for the course. But the rest of the shoe definitely punches above its weight (no pun intended) offering fantastic run comfort, stability and rebound absorption. Alternatively, if you just want a cool-looking training shoe with reflective highlights and a balanced design, our test sample in Lake Drive/Hazard Green turned heads, day or night!
Expensive, but plush and well-engineered all-rounder that could be the difference between you going for a run or not!