Asics Gel Nimbus 15

Asics Gel Nimbus 15

Asics Gel Nimbus 15    Photo: Lucas Zarebinski

BEST FOR: Seekers of a more natural stride

This is a traditional running shoe—stable, stoutly supportive, and a bit heavy—but with a heel that’s flatter than the Brooks by just a few millimeters. That gently pushes runners to land on their midfoot. But if your form starts to slip, don’t worry too much. ASICS added ample foam beneath the heel to buffer the impact of strikes. 11.5 oz

Brand: Asics $145
From Outside Magazine, June 2013 Get the Latest Issue