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Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18

Item #08951
MSRP:$119.95
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Men's ASICS® GEL-CUMULUS® 18 :: Your smooth operator just got even smoother with its newest update, the Men's ASICS® GEL-Cumulus® 18. You're sure to be impressed by this latest version of the GEL-Cumulus® legacy, eighteen years in the making, that now features Convergence GEL® Technology, providing you with improved comfort and an unprecedented ride. You'll get a cushy feel thanks to the rearfoot GEL® Cushioning Technology placed closer to the foot to replicate your foot's natural tissue. Plus, you're sure to enjoy the super comfy, irritation-free feel provided by that same seamless construction you loved on the previous ASICS® GEL-Cumulus®.

Features & Benefits:

  • New Convergence GEL® Technology: GEL® cushioning placed closer to the foot to replicate the comfort of your foot's natural tissue, increasing function and shock dissipation
  • Impact Guidance System®: ASICS® design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • FluidRide®: Provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Cushioning Systems: Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement on multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle
  • Guidance Trusstic System® Technology: Enhances gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity
  • Guidance Line® Midsole Technology: Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
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  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 10mm
  • WEIGHT: 11.1 ounces
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Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe
 
4.1

(based on 29 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (5)
  • Comfortable (4)
  • Breathable (3)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (5)
  • Distance / endurance (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      67% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels true to size

       

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      67% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (3), High arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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4.0

Did the trick

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

I wear a size 10.5 or 11 dress shoe. At size 12, this shoe is a close fit. While it very effectively relieved the physical misery I was experiencing, I cannot accurately advise others whether the size runs .5 or a full-size smaller, thus, my award of four-stars.

 
1.0

Not a good shoe

By Mark

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

The 17 was a much better shoe and fit. I have run on the cumulus for 10 years. I ran on these for a week, tried several different lacing methods and my foot fell asleep every time.

 
5.0

On a cloud

By Al

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

I have used Aspics in several years because I felt they had lost some cushioning. This pair is great so far and I expect I will get another pair soon. I also like the colors which spice up the run a bit

 
5.0

For Sure!

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

Awesome!

 
5.0

CAN'T GO WRONG WITH ASICS

By Marcus

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

AWESOME running shoe although i use them for walking mostly they are very comfortable. The shipping took longer than i thought it should take. a lot longer.

 
4.0

Good upgrade to Cumulus 17

By jinesh

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

Cumulus 18 is a great shoe in terms of cushioning and support. The shoe provides great comfort for running and has a good toe break. It also comes in variety of colors. The shoe has a very slim mid area and is not suitable for wide feet. I have been using Asics for a long time and would definitely recommend this shoe.

 
4.0

Too short and tight

By drmom

from Austin

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight

Best Uses

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

    The 18's are too short and tight compared to same size in 17's had to exchange for size up

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow
    • Arch Type:
    • High Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    exactly what he needed

    By Diane

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

    purchased for my son and he says they are great

     
    4.0

    Lighterweight cushioning

    By Lisakk

    from Issaquah, WA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Pavement
      • Road Running
      • Trail Running
      • Wet Conditions
      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

      I bought the grey color for my son who logs 50-60 mpw. He wears a 13 in those. He wanted a replacement pair and chose the blue/black color, but the size 13 was much too short. We returned them for a 14, which is very slightly longer than the 13s in the gray color. He loves the Cumulus. Since he wears such a large size, he doesn't really expect anything super lightweight, but he much prefers the Cumulus to the Nimbus. He has high, rigid arches, wears orthotics, and pronates slightly. The regular width was right for him, but he has slightly narrower feet.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Tighter Than Expected

      By David

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

      I use this use as my daily training shoe. While I generally like the shoe, & have run in Asics products for over a decade, the GEL-Cumulus 18 is tight across the forefoot. I do have a wider foot (measure at an E), but typically purchasing the standard shoe size in an Asics product is not a problem, particularly when ordering a half-size larger that I measure in length.

       
      5.0

      Fully Satisfied

      By Samuel

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

      Great fit and support! Exactly what I was looking for.

       
      3.0

      A little tight in the toe box

      By Tom B

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

      This is my 3rd pair of Asics Cumulus. Ran a marathon in my last pair. Toe box is a little tight on this model, even though I went a 1/2 size up. Toe presses on upper. However, material is more elastic, so I may wait to see how they are after a few runs. Thank god for the 90 day vip trial period.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was within a week.

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

      Great shoes Great Price

      By Richard

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

      These shoes meet my needs and provide the support I require

       
      4.0

      Fantastic Cushioning Effect!

      By Steve

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

      Very comfortable shoe! However, I wish it came in a wider size and was a bit darker in color. I really like the red highlight.

       
      5.0

      Dinger from wisconsin

      By dale

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

      go up 1/2 size always. This has been my shoe of choice since the Cumulus came out. Good cushioning and bending. I weigh 144/male so I don't need a lot of cushioning although have had a knee replacement. Can't go wrong with these.

       
      5.0

      A Forever Cumulus user

      By dale

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

      Been using the Cumulus since it's inception. Always good on cushioning. Always up your size one half though

       
      3.0

      Gel Nimbus 18 fan says Ouch! Maybe try a wider width?

      By Phillip

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

      I tried this shoe after logging 360 comfortable and enjoyable miles in a pair of Gel Nimbus 18 shoes. It's always a risk with a mail order product that you don't have any experience with. I recommend trying a shoe on at your local running store and then ordering it mail order only if you are 100 percent satisfied.

      This is a very different shoe from the gel nimbus 18. There is less room in nearly every dimension for my foot. The heel is heavily padded and too narrow. The arch is very cramped and I have to lace them tightly to keep them from gapping open between the tongue and laces. I ran the Spokane half marathon in them last Sunday and I began to feel painful blisters around 9 miles. My feet have never blistered before.
      If you absolutely must have a pair of cool looking Cumulus 18's, and you loved your gel nimbus 18's I would suggest getting a wider shoe than you normally wear.

       
      1.0

      I will buy this product again if they make the ankle part w.

      By Robert

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

      I don't like any of the new asics because the part of the shoe
      that goes around the ankle they made it more narrow.
      That's why I can't buy this shoe any more it's to tight
      around the ankle. The nimbus 17 was perfect.

       
      5.0

      Great shoe!

      By Roy

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

      Great Stability, Soft step. I love It!

       
      5.0

      Tiger has finally gotten back to what made the Cumulus great

      By Derrick the distance runner

      from On the starting line

      About Me Professional Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • Pavement
        • Road Running
        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

        I'm a big fan of Asics-Tiger shoes--bought my first ones in the mid 1980's and have owned probably 25 different pairs--and I go back many years with the Cumulus. My favorites were version 5, 6, 9 (probably my all-time favorite shoe), 10, and 11. Somewhere after version 12, the Cumulus got clunky and by version 15 and 16, I couldn't even wear them. I even took a Dremel to my 16's, cutting the grey arch support out so they moved better and weren't so stiff--this worked very well as the mid-arch stiffness was part of the problem. The Cumulus 18 is a return to front-to-back mobility. I love it. They also moved the heel's gel pad farther up toward the wearer's foot so the shoe can move more in this area, which helps a lot. If you have ever liked a previous Cumulus model, the 18 is definitely worth a test-run.

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

        Nice Shoe

        By Jeff

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

        Nice shoe

         
        5.0

        I would buy these sneakers again.

        By Jack

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

        Very comfortable running shoe. A big improvement from the Cumulus 17.

         
        4.0

        Not this particular model. I have worn Cumulus shoes for a

        By Tom

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

        The toe box seems more confining than previous Cumulus shoes I have purchased over the past several years.

         
        2.0

        Ruined the toe-box

        By Craig

        from Valencia

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Cushions Impact

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

        Asics Gel Cumulus has been my go-to shoe for years. I have run in at least ten pairs. They have always been comfortable and great for running from short distance to marathons. But, this new design has ruined it. The toe box is far too narrow, horizontally and especially vertically. It squeezes my toes and my big toe feels like it wants to pop out the top. I even went to a local running store and tried on a pair a full size bigger and the toe box is still cramped. I had to send them back without running in them because I know my toes would be dying right away. On the positive side, the cushioning is nice, even pillowy. But the toe box has ruined it to me. So much for the Cumulus. I guess I have to find a new brand/model now.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        Disappointed

        By David

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

        Disappointed. Very tight in the toe box, very little room, and I'm 4EEE wide. Less cushioning than previous model I loved, Gel-Cumulus 15.

         
        5.0

        I will buy this product again.

        By Rick

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

        This shoe is another in a long line of Gel Cumulus shoes.

         
        5.0

        Great fit!

        By Kimberly

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

        Very comfortable for my gait. True to size. Very happy with selection.

         
        5.0

        Excellent Update

        By SPQR

        from San Pedro

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

          Nice shoe, has increased forefoot length, which was a problem for me with the Gel Cumulus 17. If you like the Gel Cumulus series, you may really like this model!.

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

          Best Gel Cumulus yet

          By Bruce

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

          I thought the Gel Cumulus 17 was great, but I think the 18 is better. Cushioning is superb. I am an under-pronator so I do best in neutral shoes. The shoe upper design is improved. There is no forefoot strapping in the upper to rub on your toes, but there is good use of external strapping support in the mid-foo and rear foot t area where it does the most good and does not rub the toes. I like the feel of the shoe. It accommodates my foot well. I have a wide foot, but I can wear a D width in this shoe if I move up have a size to a 9.5.I am an under pronator.

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