I'm obsessed with the Asics Gel-Nimbus 25 running shoes — and a Prime Day sale gives me hope for Black Friday

a photo of the gel nimbus 25 prime day
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[Update: This deal is only relevant to the trail shoe. See our early Black Friday deals page for more deals.]

I often run my 5Ks wearing the Asics Gel-Nimbus range, and the Asics Gel-Nimbus 25 running shoe makes those kilometers speed by, offering unparalleled comfort and support. 

Our fitness editor swears by the 25 running shoes so much that she placed them among the best running shoes on the market, and we think they're the most comfortable Asics iteration yet. Now you can shop the 25 trail shoe for less despite Amazon's October Prime Day sales event ending, and the last time we checked this deal was still in stock.

Asics Gel-Nimbus 25 TR shoe was $180 now $150 @Amazon 

Asics Gel-Nimbus 25 TR shoe was $180 now $150 @Amazon 
The Asics Gel-Nimbus 25 TR shoe is part of the trail running line-up. Expect more of the same with even more cushioning and an updated knit collar construction for better flexibility and a modified outsole to suit the terrain. Remember to check your size for discounts before purchasing.

The Asics Gel Nimbus 25 is an upgrade on the Asics Gel-Nimbus 24, and the difference is huge. The Nimbus 25 feels like a completely different running shoe, with more ankle support than the Nimbus 24 and enough cloud-like foam to send you bouncing along the roads. They feel lively underfoot, although they are still best suited to long runs and easy miles.

It's worth noting that this is the updated trail version of the 25, which means the outsole is built for tricky terrain and superb grip. The shoe features a soft knit upper and an updated collar construction that extends around the ankle.  Asics has called its Gel-Nimbus 25 its "most comfortable running shoe yet" — its added new PureGEL technology and more of its FF Blast Plus Eco cushioning. Underfoot, this shoe feels plush and has immediate sink-in comfort.

Honestly, we take this shoe with us everywhere.

a photo of a front on view of the Asics Gel Nimbus 25

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This is, without a doubt, the best version of the Gel-Nimbus to date. It’s a comfortable, plush, everyday running shoe that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed running in. If you’re looking for a max-cushioned shoe, perfect for easy miles and long runs, this will tick all the right boxes.

Sam Hopes
Senior Staff Writer - Fitness

Sam Hopes is a level III qualified fitness trainer, level II reiki practitioner, and senior fitness writer at Future PLC, the publisher of Tom's Guide. She is also about to undertake her Yoga For Athletes training course. Having trained to work with mind and body, Sam is a big advocate of using mindfulness techniques in sport and fitness, and their impact on performance. She’s also passionate about the fundamentals of training and building sustainable training methods.  When she's not writing up her experiences with the latest fitness tech and workouts, you’ll find her writing about nutrition, sleep, recovery, and wellness.