Asics Gel Nimbus 24 vs. GT 2000 10 (2022)
Both shoes are very popular in the collection of the Japanese brand. However, despite a similar design (difficult to differentiate them from afar), they offer different configurations depending on the runner’s gait profile.
First of all, officially the Asics Gel Nimbus 24 is a neutral shoe while the Asics GT 2000 10 is a stability shoe. However, with the 24th version of the Nimbus, the distinction is less obvious. Indeed, it comes with a Trusstic unit to stabilize the foot’s movement while running. This technology is very similar to LiteTruss which equips the GT 2000.
In practice, the GT 2000 offers more foot support, without matching the Kayano. The Nimbus offers a stable ride but the “guidance” of the foot is not too restrictive.
The Nimbus mainly stands out with its cushioning. If the Nimbus 23 was a bit pushy, the N24 provides a lively ride with a slight bounce thanks to its new foam, FlyteFoam Blast+. Although a little lighter (9.9 oz/280 g, 0.4 oz/12 g less), the GT 2000 doesn’t yet have this type of foam. The ride is nice but testers agree that the energy return is limited. Spoiler: that should change with version 11!
Finally, athletes with wide feet will appreciate the fact that both models have enough toe box room to be suitable for them.
Nimbus or GT 2000: which one should you choose?
As you can see, the main difference between these two shoes is their level of support to avoid overpronation.
Runners looking for a moderate level of support will opt for the GT 2000 while those who don’t need much support but appreciate a stable ride will choose the Nimbus.
+ Stable ride for runners who want more support
+ Spacious and comfortable fit
+ Slight bounce thanks to FF Blast foam
+ Still a robust shoe
+ Lighter weight than in the past (finally less than 10.6 oz/300 g!)
Transitions are a bit clunky
The extra support elements, unusual for a neutral shoe, may not please everyone
+ Soft cushioning with a slight bounce
+ Discreet foot support for pronation
+ Flexible lockdown
+ Sturdy shoe
Still a bit heavy, especially looking at the stack height
Asics Gel Nimbus 24
Asics GT 2000 10
|Drop||10 mm, 13 mm||8 mm|
|Heel stack height||26 mm, 28 mm||22 mm|
|Forefoot stack height||15 mm, 16 mm||14 mm|
|Weight (men)||292 g/10.3 oz||280 g/9.9 oz|
|Weight (women)||255 g/9 oz||238 g/8.4 oz|
|Outsole||AHAR, ASICS LITE||AHAR, AHAR+|
|Midsole||FF BLAST+, GEL, OrthoLite X-55, Trusstic System||FlyteFoam Propel, LiteTruss, Rearfoot GEL|
|Upper||Reflective elements, gusseted tongue, engineered mesh||Engineered knit|
|Softness (1-5)||3 – Moderate||4 – Soft|
|Bounce (1-5)||3 – Moderate||3 – Moderate|
|Speed||Slow, moderate||Slow, moderate|
|Distance||Mid, long, 10k, half marathon, marathon||Short, mid, long, 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon|
|Workout||Daily runs||Daily runs|