ASICS Celebrates 20th iteration of The GEL-NIMBUS® Series, the brand’s best Long-Distance Running Shoe

To celebrate nearly twenty years of the GEL-NIMBUS ® series, ASICS is launching a new edition of its most popular long-distance shoe1, the GEL-NIMBUS 20 model.  The lightest model in GEL-NIMBUS history, the GEL-NIMBUS 20 is made for runners of all levels—from beginner to advanced

Just like ASICS GEL ® technology in the shoe, running is evolving—breaking the mould of what people consider a runner to be. The new GEL-NIMBUS 20 model is designed to help all runners enhance their performance with cushioning and lightweight comfort.


Today, GEL-NIMBUS is the leading cushioning model preferred by neutral runners and underpronaters, packed with a range of ASICS performance technology. The combination of its patented FlyteFoam ®2 midsole inserts with GEL® technology gives the GEL-NIMBUS 20 model superior cushioning, shock absorption and a lightweight feel with every step.

Built for runners of every stride, the GEL-NIMBUS 20 model features new Gradient Jacquard Mesh structure, designed with strategic 3D printed overlays that seamlessly wrap and support the foot with each step. The new feature on the upper also provides a great fit and breathability.

The GEL-NIMBUS 20 shoe retails for USD 160 and will be available December 1st at ASICS and specialty run stores as well as online at

“The GEL-NIMBUS is a shoe with nearly 20 years of history, and there’s a very good reason for this—since its debut in 1999, the GEL-NIMBUS has managed to deliver against runners’ highest expectations and help them achieve their personal bests,” said Gerard Klein, Senior General Manger, Global Performance Running, Footwear, ASICS Corporation.

“The GEL-NIMBUS has always been designed to offer runners superior cushioning without excess weight. In fact, Nimbus means “cloud” in Latin and our goal with the GEL-NIMBUS is to literally make runners feel so light and comfortable, it’s almost like they’re running on a cloud. Every year ASICS raises its aspirations even higher, and we will continue to innovate and develop the GEL-NIMBUS series,” Klein stated.

Features of the GEL-NIMBUS 20 include:

  • I.G.S® (Impact Guidance System)
  • FlyteFoam® Midsole –bottom layer
  • SpEVA® Midsole –top layer
  • Plus 3® and Gender Specific Cushioning (for Women’s model)
  • TRUSSTIC SYSTEM® technology
  • Visible Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL
  • SpEVA Lasting
  • FluidFit® Upper with Gradient Jacquard Mesh
  • Outsole Forefoot: AHAR® Sponge, Rear foot: AHAR PLUS Rubber
  • X-40 Ortholite® Sockliner
  • External Counter
  • 3M® Reflectivity

in the ASICS cushioning category

ASICS FlyteFoam:  ASICS’ lightest midsole, with reinforced fibres for high-level cushioning. Patents: FlyteFoam: JP

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Anima Sana in Corpore Sano, meaning “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body,” is an old Latin phrase from which ASICS is derived and the fundamental platform on which the brand still stands. The company was founded more than 60 years ago by Kihachiro Onitsuka and is now a leading designer and manufacturer of performance athletic footwear, apparel and accessories.