Asics Gel-Nimbus 19
Asics has rightfully earned a reuptation for consistent comfort and solid style without getting too deep into trends. The Asics Gel-Nimbus 19 is a perfect example—a lightweight, high-cushion shoe with a lot of shock absorption at the midsole and heel, thanks to its FlyteFoam tech.
As a lifelong under-pronator with high arches, I love this shoe. I run on the outsides of my feet, but the Gel-Nimbus’ dense outsole cushioning helps guide me into a more neutral gait. I’m also a forefoot striker, so the wider toe box and less dense cushioning in the forefoot are a bonus. The 3D-printed reinforcements over the upper provide a secure fit, and the heel counter provides a nice cradling cup for lots of rear foot support while preventing my foot from slipping forward in the shoe.
Fit: size up ½ to 1 full size; runs narrow
Drop: 10 mm
Weight: 315 grams
Price: $160, asics.com