Asics Gel Nimbus 24 vs. Kayano 29: Which One? (Comparison)

Asics Gel Nimbus 24 vs Kayano 29

These two popular running shoes from the Japanese brand differ primarily in terms of support.

The Nimbus 24 is a neutral running shoe, while the Kayano 29 is designed to offer advanced support and stabilize the ride to avoid overpronation.

The weight is similar, but the Nimbus offers a few millimeters more stack height. The cushioning is not so responsive on either shoe. However, they still offer a smooth ride with relatively easy transitions.

As a result, these two models are good picks for daily runs.

Also, note that the Kayano 29 (2022) provides softer cushioning than in the past, although both shoes use Asics’ latest foam technology, FlyteFoam Blast+.

Otherwise, both models use the same sole technologies for cushioning and grip on the road, such as AHAR+ rubber and GEL units.

Nimbus vs Kayano: the Verdict

We recommend the Nimbus, which is more flexible and less bulky on the foot unless you are specifically looking for stability shoes with good support to prevent overpronation.

Side-By-Side Comparison Table

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Overview
Description The Asics Gel Nimbus 24 is a staple of the Japanese brand that offers a comfortable and stable ride for daily runs. The Asics Gel Kayano 29 is a convincing update to one of the most popular stability shoes. It keeps the stellar support of previous iterations while being more lightweight and responsive.
Comfort
0
Responsiveness
8.5
Foot lockdown
9.5
Stability
9.5
Durability
9.5
Value
9
Design
9
Comfort
9.5
Responsiveness
8.5
Foot lockdown
9
Stability
9.5
Durability
9
Value
8
Design
8.5
Facts
TerrainRoadRoad
Support NeutralNeutral
Heel stack height26 mm25 mm
Forefoot stack height16 mm15 mm
Heel-to-toe drop10 mm10 mm
Weight (men)292 g299 g
Weight (women) 255 g275 g
Features Wide feet, Heavy runner, Recycled materials, Eco-friendly
Athletes
Release year20222022
Technologies
Outsole ASICS High-Abrasion Rubber (AHAR)
Midsole FF BLAST PLUS
UpperEngineered Stretch-Knit
Cushioning
Cushioning Balanced Soft
ResponsivenessMedium Medium
Utilisation
Distance Mid, 10K, Half marathon, Long, Marathon
Speed Slow, Moderate
WorkoutsDaily running Daily running, Recovery
Kevin Le Gall

Kevin Le Gall

Kevin is the founder and editor of Runner's Lab. He started running in 2015 and completed his first marathon in Rotterdam in 2016. He's also worked for Under Armour from 2016 to 2018 and helped launch their running collection in Europe (in particular the HOVR shoes). In addition, Kevin is a 300-hour certified yoga teacher (Sivananda) and uses this experience to run more mindfully with a focus on well-being over performance.