The Joker’s Green and Purple Hit The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 9

The villainous colorway arrives this June.

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As far as ASICS styles you’ll see on the street, the GEL-NYC and GEL-Kayano currently have all the juice. But real heads will know that the Japanese imprint’s catalog is full of gems that excel in the exact same line as those models. Case in point, the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 9. Following a similar arc to the Kayano line, Nimbus family offerings are true runner styles, but the rise of Y2K trends means the tech they championed in the mid 2000s is extremely fashionable some 15 years later. As far as eye-catching colorways, you won’t find many more eye-catching than the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 9 “Joker.”

Since the days of the Air Jordan 3 that unofficially adopted the nickname, green and purple have been synonymous with Batman’s arch-nemesis. To the credit of the delivers a novel take on the concept, mapping those trademark tones onto metallic overlays. Slime green detailing at the heel, in the GEL units and lace stay loops add a ton of pop, while reliable black mesh underneath keeps things grounded. With the inescapability of chrome runners, the vivid expression here is a welcome change of pace and an easy way to set apart from the crowd while still maintaining the biggest hallmarks.

The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 9 “Joker” lands this June, retailing for $160. Enjoy official images ahead to get a sense before getting your hands on a pair.

For some collaborative work from the brand, check on the latest on Kiko Kostadinov ASICS, including a stellar black & gold pair coming this Summer.


ASICS GEL-Nimbus 9

SKU: 1203A475-500

US 2024

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