After falling in love with the design of the London edition Nimbus 20s I ordered a pair direct from asics online. I had a 20% discount code from being unsuccessful in the 2018 Frontrunner process so this reduced the price from £150 to £120 – postage was free but I messed up selecting standard delivery which took nearly a week, when I could have gone for two day delivery at no extra cost using my One Asics login.
Unboxing was a delight, they are above my normal price line so I did have a bit of the big kid about me when opening the parcel. They came in a red box carrying the “city icons” branding, there’s a lid raise boomerang video on my insta if you want to share the excitement.
I wore them in the house for an evening and then took the dog out for a short walk before taking them out for a proper test today.
I joined some pals from the local Sand Rats group for a 10km circuit around half of the beautiful Walney Island coast, we planned on taking an hour for this at 930 am then having a full English in the Ferry pub when we finished. The route planned out at 11km and took exactly the hour, the weather was cool but fine.
The asics Gel Nimbus are an amazingly comfortable shoe, but they really seemed to give a lot of support and stability too. We ran on differing surfaces, dry grass, sand, shingle and tarmac and the heel area support seemed solid on the challenging soft sand where the ankle may have had a tendency to roll. The heel structure of the shoe looks really supportive too.
The mesh is really breathable, seems more so than any other asics shoe I’ve had before, in fact from inside the shoe you can see quite a lot of daylight coming through, it feels light and breezy when worn outside. From heel strike to toe off the ride feels comfortable yet solid, it feels a really “confident” shoe.
The design is stunning, the logo, the glitter 20, the insole which no-one will ever see, the tongue and tongue logo are a nice finish too.
All in all, I’m giving it 10/10 – I’m an asics fan, most of my shoes are asics, I have tried others but always come back.
I purchased the asics Gel Nimbus 20 London edition direct from Asics online, using a 20% discount code, with my own money. The review is completely independent of asics and whilst I’m a self confessed asics fan, this did not influence my review, written after running 11km in them.
Full English breakfast at The Ferry was ace!