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Men's ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9

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Men's ASICS® GEL-Cumulus® 9 :: If you love value you'll love the updates to the men's ASICS® GEL-Cumulus® 9 running shoe, packed with features like light construction, plush cushioning, durability and a breathable mesh upper. Get the perfect fit with plenty of widths and sizes. 11.5 ounces.

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NEUTRAL [?]
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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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  GEL-Cumulus VIII
  • Shock Absorption: Heel|GEL
  • Toebox Width: Medium
  • Shoe Construction: Slip last
  • Midsole Material: Compression molded EVA
  • Outsole Material: Carbon rubber
  • Upper Material: Mesh|Synthetic leather
  • Country of Origin: China

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5.0

I've used this shoe ...

By Michael

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Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

I've used this shoe generation after generation as my main training shoe and it keeps getting better with each new model. Great cushioning, pretty durable... They last about 300 miles before needing to be replaced.

 
3.0

I am used to wearing ...

By Jeremy

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Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

I am used to wearing Gel-Speedstar, so these felt a bit sluggish in comparison. However, they were very comfortable right out of the box, no breaking in required.

 
4.0

comfy enough for ...

By djb

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Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

comfy enough for distances 10 miles or so, just picked another pair up at Marshalls for 29.00 bucks.

 
2.0

Did research when I ...

By KF

from Undisclosed

Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

Did research when I bought them and they were recommended for neutral to supinators. Lasted 4 months before the shin splints and sore hip kicked in. I run between 15-20 miles a week. Comfortable while they lasted. Was hoping to get 6-7 months out of them. A bit disappointed. Switching to New Balance 757, give them a shot.

 
4.0

Very good shoe for ...

By Bart

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Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

Very good shoe for nuetral runner without issues. Just enough cushion for 160 lb person. Light weight and fast.

 
5.0

Just logged over 550 ...

By Clark

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Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

Just logged over 550 miles in one pair since January 1 and really like this shoe. I am 6' tall and 208 lbs and used these shoes on a 50K trail race, maybe not the best shoe for trail traction, but I enjoyed the ride. Will purchase another pair. I like the cushion and the low profile for a tad of stability.

 
1.0

don't you wish you were ...

By cumulus 6

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Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

don't you wish you were like your elder

 
1.0

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By rick flair

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Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

 
5.0

Feels so good, like ...

By AD

from Undisclosed

Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

Feels so good, like wearing slippers.

 
5.0

Feels great. Most ...

By Anonymous

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Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

Feels great. Most expensive shoe I have worn, but it was worth it.

 
3.0

First pair, cumulus 8, I ...

By ronbo

from Undisclosed

Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

First pair, cumulus 8, I loved. The
Cumulus 9 feels like it was cut a litle
shorter than prev. model; even after sizing up 1/2 hurt back of my foot.
Can you say"time for a new brand?"

 
2.0

ouch,nothing like ...

By alan

from Undisclosed

Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

ouch,nothing like speva,sore feet,thought i might need more support.Tried nimbus,2120,2130,and kayano 13and14.All bad,asics you had great shoes what happened?

 
3.0

I would give this shoe ...

By Paul W.

from Undisclosed

Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

I would give this shoe five stars for excellent fit. It really fits like a glove. Unfortunately, these shoes really fall short in cushioning. The older SPEVA based versions were excellent. These new Solyte versions are not a good choice for long distance running. I switched back to Cumulus 5 that was offered by RAS in Clsssic section. It really made a huge difference. My feet feel much better after long runs. I hope that ASICS gets rid of this Solyte material.

 
1.0

thanks alot for ruining ...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

thanks alot for ruining my running asics

 
1.0

asics go back to speva

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

asics go back to speva

 
2.0

I am 5'6" 185 and these ...

By nate

from Undisclosed

Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

I am 5'6" 185 and these shoes fit great and I loved them at first, but after a while they started to give me some serious shin pain. I don't think that this shoe was made with enough cushion for heavier runners.

 
5.0

This shoe is solid, ...

By masterbird262

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Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

This shoe is solid, especially when you can get a pair for $64 total from rrs. What a deal!
I've always ran in Cumulus 8, and so far I like the Cumulus 9 even better. I ran 11 in them today and felt like I was floating.

 
5.0

Has helped my foot ...

By Anonymus

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Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

Has helped my foot problem somewhat, and I wear them daily.

 
5.0

Good Shoe. You get what ...

By G

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Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

Good Shoe. You get what you pay for.

 
4.0

I think this is a bit ...

By Mark

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Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

I think this is a bit better than the Cumulus 8s. Its more flexible, a bit faster and the forefoot cushioning is softer. However, I think this shoe is better for runners who are already in shape. When I run slowly with these, they seem to work against me, but on days I fly on the long runs, they feel great.

 
5.0

Excellent lightweight, ...

By somedaybostonbound

from Undisclosed

Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

Excellent lightweight, cushioned shoe for distance running.

 
4.0

Great shoe. It's nice and ...

By JLW

from Undisclosed

Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

Great shoe. It's nice and snug all around and provides plenty of support. Not a bad price either.

 
5.0

Great fit! Buy 1/2 size ...

By JN

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Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

Great fit! Buy 1/2 size larger as recommended. These shoes feel great - I have about 100 miles on mine and so far so good. They soften up after 30-40 miles. Would buy again.

 
5.0

Fantastic! I've run in ...

By David Chiu

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Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

Fantastic! I've run in Cumulus for 3 generations now and as far as I'm concerned, they're just as good as their more expensive (Nimbus, Kayano) cousins. Superb cushioning, but not so much that it takes away from my natural gait.

 
5.0

amazingly enough, these ...

By Miguel the swift

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Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

amazingly enough, these shoes are better than the 8s. totally impressed.

 
1.0

These shoes are like ...

By alllen

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Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

These shoes are like running on concrete barefooted.

 
1.0

cumulus 7's are the best

By Anonymous

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Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

cumulus 7's are the best

 
1.0

these shoes absoluty suck ...

By unkown

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Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

these shoes absoluty suck no forefoot cushion at all they are lite but thats because of that crapy solite midsole asics go back to speva

 
5.0

Great cushioned trainer ...

By william

from Undisclosed

Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

Great cushioned trainer with the right heel to forefoot ratio and arch support for me. Was running in the Supernova Cushion 6 but it is not durable at all. The Cumulus is much better.

 
5.0

I usually run in Saucony, ...

By PKI Guy

from Undisclosed

Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Cumulus 9 - Road Runner Sports:

I usually run in Saucony, but I gave these a shot and I love them.

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1.    KF rated this product 2 stars
Sun, January 25,2009:
Did research when I bought them and they were recommended for neutral to supinators. Lasted 4 months before the shin splints and sore hip kicked in. I run between 15-20 miles a week. Comfortable while they lasted. Was hoping to get 6-7 months out of them. A bit disappointed. Switching to New Balance 757, give them a shot.
2.    Jeremy rated this product 3 stars
Mon, December 22,2008:
I am used to wearing Gel-Speedstar, so these felt a bit sluggish in comparison. However, they were very comfortable right out of the box, no breaking in required.
3.    djb rated this product 4 stars
Fri, December 05,2008:
comfy enough for distances 10 miles or so, just picked another pair up at Marshalls for 29.00 bucks.
4.    Bart rated this product 4 stars
Tue, September 23,2008:
Very good shoe for nuetral runner without issues. Just enough cushion for 160 lb person. Light weight and fast.
5.    somedaybostonbound rated this product 5 stars
Mon, April 21,2008:
Excellent lightweight, cushioned shoe for distance running.
6.    ronbo rated this product 3 stars
Tue, April 01,2008:
First pair, cumulus 8, I loved. The Cumulus 9 feels like it was cut a litle shorter than prev. model; even after sizing up 1/2 hurt back of my foot. Can you say"time for a new brand?"
7.    Clark rated this product 5 stars
Mon, March 17,2008:
Just logged over 550 miles in one pair since January 1 and really like this shoe. I am 6' tall and 208 lbs and used these shoes on a 50K trail race, maybe not the best shoe for trail traction, but I enjoyed the ride. Will purchase another pair. I like the cushion and the low profile for a tad of stability.
8.    alan rated this product 2 stars
Fri, March 14,2008:
ouch,nothing like speva,sore feet,thought i might need more support.Tried nimbus,2120,2130,and kayano 13and14.All bad,asics you had great shoes what happened?
9.    masterbird262 rated this product 5 stars
Thu, March 13,2008:
This shoe is solid, especially when you can get a pair for $64 total from rrs. What a deal! I've always ran in Cumulus 8, and so far I like the Cumulus 9 even better. I ran 11 in them today and felt like I was floating.
10.    nate rated this product 2 stars
Wed, March 05,2008:
I am 5'6" 185 and these shoes fit great and I loved them at first, but after a while they started to give me some serious shin pain. I don't think that this shoe was made with enough cushion for heavier runners.
11.    Paul W. rated this product 3 stars
Wed, February 27,2008:
I would give this shoe five stars for excellent fit. It really fits like a glove. Unfortunately, these shoes really fall short in cushioning. The older SPEVA based versions were excellent. These new Solyte versions are not a good choice for long distance running. I switched back to Cumulus 5 that was offered by RAS in Clsssic section. It really made a huge difference. My feet feel much better after long runs. I hope that ASICS gets rid of this Solyte material.
12.    cumulus 6 rated this product 1 star
Sun, February 10,2008:
don't you wish you were like your elder
13.    rick flair rated this product 1 star
Sun, February 10,2008:
wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
14.    jarod rated this product 1 star
Sun, February 10,2008:
thanks asics
15.    Anonymous rated this product 1 star
Sun, February 10,2008:
thanks alot for ruining my running asics
16.    Anonymous rated this product 1 star
Sun, February 10,2008:
asics go back to speva
17.    AD rated this product 5 stars
Mon, February 04,2008:
Feels so good, like wearing slippers.
18.    Anonymus rated this product 5 stars
Mon, February 04,2008:
Has helped my foot problem somewhat, and I wear them daily.
19.    G rated this product 5 stars
Mon, February 04,2008:
Good Shoe. You get what you pay for.
20.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
Mon, February 04,2008:
Feels great. Most expensive shoe I have worn, but it was worth it.
21.    MOTION rated this product 5 stars
Sun, January 20,2008:
whoa doggy are these shoes the bacons eggs or what?! every step i take is like a step on a plush cloud and i feel as though i drift across the sky. miles and miles later, i return to my starting place and rejoice because i have purchased such a worthwhile product. if anyone doubts this shoe, dont, because its a waste of time. two hundred points awarded to these shoes. victory.
22.    Steve rated this product 4 stars
Fri, January 18,2008:
The cushioning and flexibility is great; however, I ordered 2e and they fit more snug than any d I ever worn. I use to run in the Cumulus in the early days of this model but switch midway due to all the changes that changed this shoe. I tried the 9s because they looked like the early version but something is wrong with the width.
23.    alllen rated this product 1 star
Mon, January 14,2008:
These shoes are like running on concrete barefooted.
24.    asicsMan rated this product 1 star
Sat, January 05,2008:
I hate solyte .. this shoes is really crap, very stiff , no cushion, no response. Asics was most reliable running shoes brand. But Solyte midsole make Asics Worst Running shoes brand. Solyte sucks.!
25.    David Chiu rated this product 5 stars
Thu, January 03,2008:
Fantastic! I've run in Cumulus for 3 generations now and as far as I'm concerned, they're just as good as their more expensive (Nimbus, Kayano) cousins. Superb cushioning, but not so much that it takes away from my natural gait.
26.    Anonymous rated this product 1 star
Mon, December 31,2007:
cumulus 7's are the best
27.    unkown rated this product 1 star
Mon, December 31,2007:
these shoes absoluty suck no forefoot cushion at all they are lite but thats because of that crapy solite midsole asics go back to speva
28.    JN rated this product 5 stars
Tue, December 25,2007:
Great fit! Buy 1/2 size larger as recommended. These shoes feel great - I have about 100 miles on mine and so far so good. They soften up after 30-40 miles. Would buy again.
29.    Michael rated this product 5 stars
Thu, December 20,2007:
I've used this shoe generation after generation as my main training shoe and it keeps getting better with each new model. Great cushioning, pretty durable... They last about 300 miles before needing to be replaced.
30.    SRunner rated this product 2 stars
Tue, December 18,2007:
Overrated shoes .. I have solyte midsole This midsole make asics shoes poor. and lack of forefoot Cushioning, I had gotten knee pain. More less responsive than speva.. I think that cumulus 8 is greater shoes.but this shoes is crap. fit is awesome.but solyte midsole is trash.. Actually Feel like more heavily than it's weight...
31.    Carl rated this product 2 stars
Sat, November 24,2007:
Not a fan. I liked the 8 for its cadillac cushioning. The 9 is not nearly as soft. But there's been no corresponding improvement in performance. It's not a fast shoe (feels like a tank on the track) and it lacks lateral stability. Frankly, it doesn't feel particularly neutral either - keeps pushing me to the outside of my feet. I think it's just poor cushion design. Won't buy again.
32.    felix rated this product 2 stars
Mon, November 12,2007:
I am 41, 5' 11" 185. I run a 5 mile morning run and 4.5 mile lunchtime run 5 days a week. I bought two pairs as I usually do, and am twice bitten. Beware of these shoes unless you are a millionaire and can buy a new pair every month. I have been a staunch asics guy for years and have run in cumulus for quite a while now and my knees have been witness to the steady decline of the franchise. They should change the name from solyte to socheap. The cush was great initially, but literally a month after I bought the shoes they were done, my knees hurt and I had to buy new ones. Very disappointing, to say the least. I am a month in running on Brooks glycerin (mornings) and dyads (lunchtime) and they feel like they are barely broken in.
33.    JLW rated this product 4 stars
Mon, November 12,2007:
Great shoe. It's nice and snug all around and provides plenty of support. Not a bad price either.
34.    william rated this product 5 stars
Tue, October 16,2007:
Great cushioned trainer with the right heel to forefoot ratio and arch support for me. Was running in the Supernova Cushion 6 but it is not durable at all. The Cumulus is much better.
35.    Miguel the swift rated this product 5 stars
Sun, October 14,2007:
amazingly enough, these shoes are better than the 8s. totally impressed.
36.    PKI Guy rated this product 5 stars
Fri, October 05,2007:
I usually run in Saucony, but I gave these a shot and I love them.
37.    Mark rated this product 4 stars
Mon, September 10,2007:
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Fri, August 10,2007:
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39.    Anonymous rated this product 4 stars
Thu, August 09,2007:
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40.    Kent rated this product 5 stars
Tue, August 07,2007:
Soft and plush from the first step.
41.    mike b rated this product 4 stars
Sun, July 22,2007:
I did'nt like the shoe at first but my friend Trevor at rrs told me that they will break in after 40 miles.He was rite after about 20 miles the foreoot got softer and i love the rearfoot.Used to love my 7's and now i hate them the 9's are even wider in the toe box 11.5 4e is what i wear.
42.    John rated this product 5 stars
Sun, July 22,2007:
Good shoe overall - this is a netural shoe that goes well with my custom orthotic - i tried some others with the orthotic and they kept over correcting me.. I trained for my first half marathon and marathon ever at age 56 and i had no blisters and no feet problems... unlike the shoes i tried before.. i never tried asics before but I have not bought three pairs as gets up heavy miles..
43.    UltraRUnner rated this product 1 star
Sun, July 22,2007:
solyte midsole is curse. I feel like running on the wood board when running with this shoes... I can't believe positive opinions... This shoes is very stiff.. This shoes is many many different with cumulus 8 .. I think that asics must go back to speva midsole... Solyte midsole is like wood board.
44.    MagicCityRunner rated this product 5 stars
Wed, July 04,2007:
6'2'', 165 lbs. neutral w/ high arches, 20-30 miles per week. the cumulus continues to be my go-to shoe from long to tempo runs. good cushion w/o being mushy. good for narrow feet. noticeably lighter than previous version, and the grooves in the sole are deeper making it more flexible. i have tried saucony progrid triumph (toe-box too wide, caused blisters, although cushioning was great) and nike hayward (not enough arch support for longer runs, even for neutral runner). cumulus is the best all around running shoe i've found. give it a try!
45.    runr4evr rated this product 5 stars
Mon, July 02,2007:
I am 190 pounds..wear an orthotic in left shoe only..am neutral in right foot..orthotic fits well..have a somewhat wide forefoot ..had to go to Wide in this shoe...feels low to ground...seems to handle my weight ok...good heel to toe transition..good breathability...everything I want in a shoe...a lot of shoe for a reasonable price...forgot to mention I have a pretty high arch..and arch feels supported in this Cumulus..highly recommend..
46.    Triggersd rated this product 4 stars
Tue, June 19,2007:
I thoroughly appreciate the Cumulus 9. I also have a pair of 8's, but always look forward to wearing the newer pair. I'm 5'10, 195lbs and wear 12 4E. I run 25-30 miles/wk. Glorious shoes!
47.    CARL rated this product 5 stars
Mon, June 18,2007:
Possibly the best Asics yet. Feels nice and soft right out of the box. Love to run all day in these. Excellent toe off and heel stability.
48.    rob h rated this product 5 stars
Thu, June 07,2007:
A huge improvement over the c8's, much lighter and it feels lower to the ground than my Landreth 3's.I rarly buy second pairs but the red ones will be on my list soon.
49.    Runner4life rated this product 5 stars
Thu, June 07,2007:
I have a difficult time finding a comfortable running shoe because of my foot width, but the 4E version of this shoe fits perfect! The Cumulus 9 is very light and the cushioning system really helps during those long runs.
50.    Anonymous rated this product 4 stars
Wed, May 30,2007:
Good update. First time in the Cumulus. Last shoe was Glycerin 4. Very comfy right out of the box. Even though lighter than past versions, still a little clunky. Reminds me of the original Landreths.
51.    David Weeks rated this product 5 stars
Wed, May 16,2007:
This is a superb update! Almost a full 1.5 ounces lighter and more flexible heel to toe. PHF collar and Solyte midsole are solid changes. Good overall heel and forefott cushioning without feeling mushy! Felt wonderful on a 12 mile long run essentially right out of the box.

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