Asics Gel Nimbus 4 £84.99


Posted: 17 June 2000

This model may still be available on clearance. But we've reviewed a newer version since we published this.

Weight 357g
Evaluation If you liked the durable, firmish ride of previous Gel Nimbus incarnations, you’ll like this one, too. It looks radically different, but the main change in this fourth version is that a cradle has been incorporated into the rearfoot to guide the foot through the gait cycle. As well as further smoothing an already exceptionally smooth ride, the cradle should add a softer feel, because it’s made of EVA, rather than the firmer SpEVA that makes up the rest of the midsole and that has given the Nimbus its reputation for protection and long-lasting cushioning.
The Nimbus 4 keeps the relatively light weight and smooth forefoot ride of its predecessor, which means that while its durability is well suited to bigger runners, its feel is just as good for lighter athletes.
In short The Nimbus 4 looks radically different from version three, but it’s not. It’s a slightly smoother, more stable update of an already exceptionally smooth, stable – and durable – neutral shoe.
Try it on if you liked Asics Gel Nimbus 3 (£80); Mizuno Wave Creation (£90); Saucony GRID Web (£70)

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