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Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11

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Women's ASICS® GEL-CUMULUS® 11 :: The women's ASICS® GEL-Cumulus® has long been a favorite of runners wanting pillowy comfort at a great price. This updated running shoe delivers softer heel landings, a lighter weight midsole, and an improved upper that holds your instep snugly and feels better thanks to less stitching. 9.7 ounces

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If you have high arches and need minimal support, Neutral shoes are right for you. Your feet will guide themselves more naturally through each step for your perfect running gait. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.): Linked componentry that enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • Solyte® midsole material: Lighter than ASICS® standard EVA and SpEVA with improved cushioning and durability
  • Space trusstic system: Creates a pocket between the Trusstic System device and the midsole allowing for greater midsole deformation and more efficient foot function
  • DuraSponge outsole in forefoot: Superior durability and cushioning with less weight
  • AHAR® (Asics High Abrasion Resistant rubber) heel plug: Durable outsole in high abrasion areas
  • Reflectivity material: Enhances visibility during low light hours
  • P.H.F. (Personal Heel Fit): Memory foam lined heel collar molds to athlete's heel for a personalized fit
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Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe
 
4.2

(based on 26 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (9)
  • Cushions impact (8)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Arch support (4)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (6)
  • With orthotics/inserts (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      80% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      90% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (5), High arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (6), Gym rat (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good ride for 250 miles

By Bdancer

from New Castle, IN

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support

Cons

  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

  • All Weather Conditions

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

I have always been an Asiscs Gel fan. Running in all types of weather. Hot, wet and cold down to ten degrees with feet comfortably warm even with very light socks. After 300 miles I decided to retire these shoes. I can usually get around 400 on most Asiscs gels but after switching from running to interval training alternately power walking under a 13 min mile for a few minutes then sprinting hard for a few, I noticed a curious wear pattern at about 250 miles that has been mentioned in other reviews. Since I am an underpronator (run on the out sides of my feet) with very high arches, I was expecting the usual heel and outer sole wear. Instead, the heel and outer edge of the sole ramained intact but there was quite a degree of degradation on the ball of the foot. It is the first time I have seen this in all my years of jogging. Soon after this, I began to really feel the road and the discomfort caused me to retire these shoes earlier than I was expecting. The heel strike remained cushy but the warning knee strain caused me to try the Nike Vomero 4s next. Still this is a very good shoe. I think I would like a little more cushion on the forefoot. Next time I will remove the light foam shoe insert and try a pair of sorbothane inserts to up the mileage a bit. It will be interesting to see what the same training pattern affects the Nike shoe.
Oh yes, I am including sorbathane inserts to my shoe experiments from now on.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • High Arch

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I have owned 4 pairs of ...

By Missy

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

I have owned 4 pairs of Cumulus, including the 9s and the 10s. The 11s are awful. I agree with Heather. The toe box is extremely too narrow. I wear a 6 1/2 shoe and always order a 7 1/2 running shoe. These were extremely tight just trying them on. I ran two 5-mile runs in these and each time my toes lost circulation and were screaming in pain. It was as if the shoe had too much cushioning and felt bulky to run in. I will be returning these!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Disappointed. I have ...

By heather

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

Disappointed. I have gotten the cumulus for several years and have loved them. However, the 11s feel much more narrow in the toebox than in previous years. Am debating exchanging for something else as they are currently painful to run in.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I have used these shoes ...

By Rebecca

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

I have used these shoes for several years now, through marathon training and several half-marathons (different pairs, of course) and absolutely love them.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I moved to this shoes ...

By Veronica

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

I moved to this shoes from the Brooks Glycerin 7 after being a dedicated user for 3 year. Instantly noticed how much lighter the Cumulus 11 is! Loved the light feel and the guidance my foot gets when running. The Cumulus is roomier than the Glycerin in the forefoot and has less support there than the Glycerin (there are no hard overlays on the forefoot of the shoe). This may take some time to get used to if you are transitioning from a more supportive runner. Now I find it easier to keep good form with these shoes, which is a great plus for me. I use the shoes with custom orthotics.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

I was somewhat ...

By Nicole

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

I was somewhat disappointed with these shoes. I usually run in nike zoom vomero 3's and decided to try these. They are cushioned but in strange spots. I recommend them for short runs only, the heel is very high and after just 5 miles I had a blister just under my ankle.

 
4.0

Great price point for a quality shoe

By mizuno girl

from buffalo, mn

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

    i really appreciate the seamless toe - any sort of striping or any other applicae can hurt the top of my big toe in the flexation of the back foot take off.

    also, very light weight, just wear 2 pairs of socks if you run in Minneosota winters!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too big
    • Width:
    • Feels too wide
    • Arch Type:
    • High Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    really liked it but...

    By Rachael

    from Ohio

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact

    Cons

    • Wears Quickly

    Best Uses

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

      Would buy it again, although certainly not the most durable show I've ever worn.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love these!

      By Jess

      from columbus, OH

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

      I recently started training for a half marathon and have been running about 15 miles a week for the past month. Prior to this, I have only run a 5K (using Mizunos). I am a fairly new runner, but have been able to run up to 7 miles in these with very little discomfort in my knees or joints. I have very high arches and need a cushioning running shoe and these seem to do the trick. Highly recommend.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great shoe as always from Asics

      By Rosemary

      from Canadian, Tx

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Wears Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

      I always like Asics and am not disappointed with this one.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
       
      5.0

      I love love love this shoe!!

      By rasjul

      from the UP

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mixed Terrain
        • Road Running
        • Trail Running
        • Walking

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

        This shoe from the first day I got them is awesome. I am a walker and my runner daughter recommended them. I love them. I have no discomfirt in my knee or feet at all while walking. I will buy another pair when I need them!
        So impressed with the support and comfort!!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
         
        5.0

        Value for Money

        By Rosie the Runner

        from Pottsville, Australia

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running
          • Walking
          • With Orthotics/Inserts

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

          These shoes are fantastic value for money and one of Asics best shoes. Last a long time and really really comfortable.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
           
          5.0

          BEST FITTING RUNNING SHOE

          By RUNNING HIGH

          from KANSAS CITY, MO

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running
            • With Orthotics/Inserts

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

            I RUN ABOUT 40 MILES PER WEEK. THIS SHOE FITS LIKE A GLOVE. THEY WORK GREAT WITH ORTHOTICS. THE TREAD WEARS OFF THE BOTTOM AFTER ABOUT 2 MONTHS OF RUNNING.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
             
            3.0

            I'll take a pass next time on these

            By Runner Girl

            from Midwest

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Cushions Impact

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

            The road runner 'operator' recommended these after the Adidas Boston Classic were discontinued. (I'm a lightweight runner that puts in about 30 miles a week.) I feel that these shoes are too heavy and bulky than what I'm looking for in a training shoe. There's a lot of shoe under your foot. The heel is raised a little too much for my taste due to the cushioning. On the forefoot, you feel this circle-shaped cushion all the time. I would not buy these again.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
             
            4.0

            I have been running in ...

            By Georgine

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

            I have been running in Cumulus for several updates (since Cumulus 8) They are great shoes, very cushy yet lightweight and roomy in the toebox. However I've noticed that the midsole in the Cumulus 11 wears out more quickly than the previous models, and if I don't switch to a fresh pair immediately I experience knee pain.

             
            4.0

            I have a narrow heel and ...

            By Regan

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

            I have a narrow heel and these shoes fit without my having to re-lace them for my narrow heel. They have great cushioning, but they don't last very long. My girlfriend and I have similar feet (high arch, narrow-ish) and she loves the Nimbus, but it doesn't work for me. If the Cumulus isn't perfect for you, try the Nimbus.

             
            5.0

            finally happy!

            By Beatrice the runner

            from cincinnati oh

            About Me Gym Rat

            Pros

            • Absorbs Shock
            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • With Orthotics/Inserts

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

              I finally had to see a podiatrist in order to find the perfect shoe for my foot. Apparently, I have some kind of minor deformity on my left foot! Anyway, she recommended this one. After 2 months of trying every running shoe under the sun, I could be happier. I've put 50 miles on this shoe in the two weeks I've had it and I'm really pleased with the support. Can't feel I've even run afterwards- my body feels great.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Low Arch
               
              5.0

              Wonderful to run in, the ...

              By Maria

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

              Wonderful to run in, the shoes are so light and fits perfectly to my feet. Pillowy comfort - yes!
              I am more than pleased.

               
              5.0

              Excellent shoes! I just ...

              By tatiana

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

              Excellent shoes! I just got a pair and ran in them this morning. Perfect fit, great cushioning. Not only do these shoes perform well, they look fantastic. Unlike the 9/10 versions, this one has a more perfected fit with a perfect height for the hill. I found previous versions to be too high. I got a gray and blue paid and considering getting another one already. If you like comfy shoes, get these. They are excellent. Got to run!

               
              4.0

              I average 25-30 miles per ...

              By Sarah

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

              I average 25-30 miles per week and have been pleased with these. The fit is great with just enough cushionig and are still light weight. I wish the tounge was slightly longer but other but great shoe all around. They are much better than the 10's.

               
              3.0

              These shoes were OK. The ...

              By d k

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

              These shoes were OK. The heel collar seemed a little high, rubbing just below my ankle. Forefoot cushioning felt odd to me....like it was in just the wrong spot to permit normal stride on me. My feet persistently turn out when I run in these--something I do not do in other shoes---or even barefoot.

               
              4.0

              These are fitting me a ...

              By Laura

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

              These are fitting me a bit more narrower than other models of the Cumulus. I've been running in Cumulus for years, but they have never felt too narrow. Other then that they are still the great Cumulus that I love...light weight and great cushion.

               
              5.0

              Extremely impressed with ...

              By Kelley

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

              Extremely impressed with the cushioning. Best version of the Cumulus thus far.

               
              5.0

              I love these shoes. I'm ...

              By Kendell

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

              I love these shoes. I'm on my second pair of Nimbus. They provide plenty of cushion and support.

               
              4.0

              I've been wearing the ...

              By Marie

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

              I've been wearing the Cumulus for years. I was really disappointed in last years version (the 10's) but I am loving the 11's. Not sure what they changed but they seem much better!

               
              5.0

              Pillowy ride is a spot on ...

              By Loyann

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 11 Running Shoe:

              Pillowy ride is a spot on description on this shoe. I am 5'6, 150#, underpronator runner with very high arches that uses a neutral and flexible shoe that also suffers occasional overuse pains from an old knee injury. Have been averaging 18+ miles per week very happily on Adidas Supernova Glides (a slightly softer ride that the Sequence 2 version of Supernovas but tends to have faster tread/cushion weardown. Any Brooks shoe have been too solid a ride for the knee injury. I had nearly forgotten how much I have missed wearing Asics gels from long ago when I would shop at running stores that never seemed to have my size in stock till I came across this website. Thanks to the expert shoe guides, phone assistance and these reviews, I not only have my fav shoes back but I was able to fit my marathoner husband's 6'0. 180# neutral, stability feet better than all the biannual trips to running stores to be fitted to only what was left in stock. He is running in the Asics GT 2110 with much success

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              1.    Missy rated this product 1 star
              Wed, January 13,2010:
              I have owned 4 pairs of Cumulus, including the 9s and the 10s. The 11s are awful. I agree with Heather. The toe box is extremely too narrow. I wear a 6 1/2 shoe and always order a 7 1/2 running shoe. These were extremely tight just trying them on. I ran two 5-mile runs in these and each time my toes lost circulation and were screaming in pain. It was as if the shoe had too much cushioning and felt bulky to run in. I will be returning these!
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              I have been running in Cumulus for several updates (since Cumulus 8) They are great shoes, very cushy yet lightweight and roomy in the toebox. However I've noticed that the midsole in the Cumulus 11 wears out more quickly than the previous models, and if I don't switch to a fresh pair immediately I experience knee pain.
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              Sun, November 08,2009:
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              Thu, October 22,2009:
              I average 25-30 miles per week and have been pleased with these. The fit is great with just enough cushionig and are still light weight. I wish the tounge was slightly longer but other but great shoe all around. They are much better than the 10's.
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              Tue, October 20,2009:
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              Mon, October 19,2009:
              Excellent shoes! I just got a pair and ran in them this morning. Perfect fit, great cushioning. Not only do these shoes perform well, they look fantastic. Unlike the 9/10 versions, this one has a more perfected fit with a perfect height for the hill. I found previous versions to be too high. I got a gray and blue paid and considering getting another one already. If you like comfy shoes, get these. They are excellent. Got to run!
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              Wed, October 14,2009:
              Wonderful to run in, the shoes are so light and fits perfectly to my feet. Pillowy comfort - yes! I am more than pleased.
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              Thu, September 10,2009:
              Disappointed. I have gotten the cumulus for several years and have loved them. However, the 11s feel much more narrow in the toebox than in previous years. Am debating exchanging for something else as they are currently painful to run in.
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              Fri, August 28,2009:
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