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Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18

Item #08953
MSRP:$119.95
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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 31 reviews)

38%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (3)
  • 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

       

      50% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels true to size

       

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      50% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels true to width

       

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (3), Gym rat (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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5.0

Cushioned and comfy

By Susan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

Great cushioned running shoes for a hard stepper under pronator. Worth the expense.

 
5.0

I would buy this shoe again

By Chris

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

A first I was skeptical but after the second run, I was sold. They are just the perfect cushion. I thought the weight would be a deterent, but not the case at all. I recommend the acumulus for neutral fitting shoe wearers

 
2.0

Sadly these will go back

By Buddha

from Bergen County, NJ

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Cushioning

Best Uses

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

    I have been purchasing these shoes for the last 3-4yrs happily just ordering the new version... This will be the last basics I order, they have skimped on the cushioning which I have always loved them for... In essence forcing you up to the more expensive shoe to ge the cushioning I have come to expect in the cumulus shoe.. 1/2 size smaller then the old version.. I have had to purchase and return 4 pairs of shoes.. Disappointing..

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

    I would highly advise someone to buy these shoes.

    By Charles

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

    The new running shoes are excellent. Great to have a new pair of good shoes.

     
    1.0

    Shoes too tight in the toe.

    By Cheryl

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

    I have to return them. Toe box is waaaaayyyy too small and tight. I already went up a whole size when ordering and these are still uncomfortable. C'mon Asics, stop messing with what was once a good thing.

     
    5.0

    Perfect

    By Billy

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

    Great shoe

     
    1.0

    Only if in the right size with a soft, comfortabel sock line

    By Richard

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe:

    We have been purchasing the Asics GEL-Cumulus Running Shoe in the same size for the past four years and never had an issue. When this shoe arrived in the same women's size 9 USA we always buy, it was a bit too small. My wife also noticed the sock liner was hard and not as soft as all her previous purchases. Looks like we'll have to return this pair for a larger size and hopefully a more comfortable sock liner as we expected. Hopefully it will be available in a size 9.5.

     
    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

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