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Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18

Item #08953
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Women's ASICS® GEL-CUMULUS® 18 :: Your smooth operator just got even smoother with its newest update, the Women'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: 9.6 ounces
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Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe
 
3.4

(based on 24 reviews)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (3)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (4)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      43% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels true to size

       

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      60% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels true to width

       

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gym rat (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Reviewed by 24 customers

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3.0

Cumulus 18

By Barb

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

I use this for fast walking / jogging. They certainly are tighter. They are ok, but prefer the Cumulus 17 better.

 
1.0

Disappointing

By Alice

from CT

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Road Running
    • Walking
    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

    Very disappointing. Tried them on and immediately they were uncomfortable. They felt very stiff and had no cushioning. I have an old pair of cumulus 18 and they were very comfortable. The only difference in the two pairs of sneakers is the color. Already returned them. Have been having difficulty figuring out sizing for the past. Few pairs that I have bought. Asics seems to be making them smaller and narrower. Have gone up a full size, and the cumulus 18's oredered a wide. I've given up on Asics, they have gotten to unpredictable and not worth paying for the extra shipping trying to get the right size. Ordered Brooks Ghost 9'wish me luck

    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow
    • Arch Type:
    • High Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    A bit stiff for a neutral model

    By marla

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

    This shoe is pretty good but feels stiffer and higher ramped than the previous version. Asics fit isn't what it used to be; I've been wearing them for decades because I have a long narrow foot. Recent versions are a bit tight even for my low volume, skinny foot. After breaking in with thin dry max socks, I can step up to light weight drymax. Bring back the old meshes Asics. They give and flex better.

     
    4.0

    A good shoe

    By Julie

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

    I'm on my feet at work for about 8 hrs a day. I now normally purchase the nimbus shoe.. but I used to purchase these cumulus shoes. I changed because I needed more cushion for my feet. But recently purchased these and another pair in a different color just to try again. There good shoes but not as comfy as the nimbus. Since I wear a larger shoe ( 12.5 or 13) Roadrunner tends to run out of the larger shoes. And pretty colors.

     
    5.0

    I will continue to buy these.

    By Melissa

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

    I have worn these for running for several years and they work well.

     
    1.0

    Asics

    By Lori

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

    I was so bummed as I usually buy asics and wear 8.5 but these were too tight and returning.

     
    5.0

    Great shoes at a great price

    By Kimberly

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

    Loved them so much got a second pair to rotate!

     
    4.0

    Give them time to break in

    By marla

    from undisclosed

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

    Initially, I agreed with some of the other reviews. These shoes do feel tight our of the box and I feared my money had been wasted. These are not as comfy as the 16--and I've worn several iterations for years. I tried with extra thin drymax socks to prevent the Achilles chafing and YES they broken in. After 20 miles, they feel more like the previous models and I can run well in them. The new meshes and glued on overlays are not forgiving as those in past years; but, they stay close to the foot and don't cause hotspots either. Keep giving them a chance!

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

    Try on before you buy

    By Jennifer

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

    I've worn Asics for years and this was the first time they have ever been uncomfortable. These were WAY too small!!!

     
    4.0

    I will buy this again

    By Ben

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

    Fit true and love the support. Would recommend them for the average runner.

     
    4.0

    Good shoe, fits a little to tight though..

    By greg

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

    My wife likes JES this shoe replacement for the Kayano we never received, however her right foot is very tight.

     
    4.0

    similar to the cumulus 16's

    By LEMEM

    from NYC

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

      I have been running regularly for almost 6 years now and found the Cumulus 15's in 2013 when I ran my first marathon (size 10). I loved them but had toe issues and was suggested to go up an additional half size in the 16's to a 10 1/2. I LOVED the 16's!!!! I hated the 17's as I had purchased in that larger size (10 1/2) but wound up being too big once I got into longer distance runs. I purchased the 18's in a size 10 and they felt snug at first but stretched nicely to fit my foot. I put 250 miles on that pair training for the marathon this year. They remind me of the 16's that I loved in fit and feel! Great cushioning and support! I highly recommend them!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Sturdy shoe

      By Lindsay

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

      I had three pair of the nimbus but recently switched over t these shoes because they had a lower heel to toe difference. They are not as cushioned as the nimbus but still provide excellent support. My plantar fasciitis is getting better after only a week or two with these shoes.

       
      2.0

      Rear fabric chews up skin on Achilles and ankles

      By lynn

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

      Too much fabric/cushioning chewed up my Achilles and ankles during run. May cut a slit and see if I can pull out some of the fabric. Love the feel of the cushion on forefront during run, but I need my skin.

       
      2.0

      Disappointing update

      By Chris

      from Philadelphia area

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

          I think this sneaker is more than just a half size smaller in comparison to the 17. It does not have the same forefoot construction, and I doubt going up a full size would make this a comfortable shoe for me. Unfortunately, I am unable to find the 17 in my size, and can only hope that the 19 will go back to that style. While I have 2 pairs of the Nimbus 18, I don't feel it has the same firm feel that I like in the Cumulus 17. The 18 in both styles seems too formless in the forefoot area.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels full size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • High Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          Toe box too narrow

          By Kimmy3

          from Virginia

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Cushions Impact

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight

          Best Uses

          • Road Running
          • Walking

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

          I've been wearing ASICS Gel Cumulus for 10 years. I wear an 11 Narrow. I waited all spring and summer for a pair in this size to become available. The shoe fits perfectly except in the very end of the toe box. After 30 minutes of a run, my toes are numb. I finally held them up to my last pair and their is a 1/4 inch difference. Sadly they are going back after a 4 week trial.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels too narrow
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Short and sad

          By sue

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

          Thus shoe was very short. I could not wear it and had to return it. I have worn Asics for over ten tears and this is a first in not fitting.

           
          5.0

          Back again for more!

          By Regina

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

          Just like the previous version - a great shoe for a narrow footed fit runner.

           
          4.0

          Light, fast, and very comfortable shoe!

          By Susan

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

          Have Achilles tendinitis and this shoe was recommended due to 10" heel drop. No problems after a week of wearing for daily runs of 3-7 miles. Very comfortable and flexible shoe except the toe box is VERY tight. Had to send my usual size shoe back and get 1/2 size up and they are still a toe-squeeze. Strangely enough, once I start running in them, I don't notice the tightness. Overall, a really great shoe.

           
          3.0

          Won't buy again!

          By Vivian

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

          Not nearly as cushiony as older models and a much more narrow fit in the toe box. Like the older models much better!

           
          2.0

          Might be time for me to move on

          By Rustyalice

          from Sycamore IL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Narrow / Tight
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

              I have been wearing Asics for many years. I am running less right now because of illness, but generally I run about 10 miles a week. I have learned that the only thing I need in a shoe to keep injury-free is decent cushion and the correct fit. I need a shoe with a wide toe box and over the years have relied on the Cumulus in a wide width to give me what I need. I have never had trouble with heel slippage in any of the Asics shoes I've owned until now. In addition to the heel issue, I find the toe box feels tight and overall, the shoe to feel less than comfortable . . .not the "put 'em on right out of the box and feel great" fit I have grown accustomed to. Even with all of these issues, I decided to give the shoes time to break in but during my last outdoor run, I had trouble with pain in my ankles and the next day had pain in my outer thigh. Bottom line, I am definitely sending these shoes back. My problem now is what to replace them with.

              Why must we always have a new "model" every year? Couldn't the manufacturers give their customers the option of buying more than their latest edition? I already know the answer to that. . .planned obsolescence.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too small
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Would buy again

              By McKenze

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

              Great shoe. A little less stable than expected and a little low in the tow box, but otherwise a really great shoe.

               
              5.0

              I would continue to buy this brand

              By Leah

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

              I run about 6 miles daily and I do half Marathons at least 3 times a year. These running shoes are excellent I have had no cramping in my feet and my knees felt great

               
              5.0

              Comfortable Shoe

              By B-lo17

              from Del Mar, CA

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

                  This is my 3rd pair of cumulus. Just as comfortable and great to workout/run in as the previous versions.

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

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