Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12

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Women's ASICS® GEL-CUMULUS® 12 :: Your favorite cushioned trainer is now even better. The newly-updated women's ASICS® GEL-Cumulus 12 features a more segmented outsole and softer heel and forefoot cushioning to make every run incredibly smooth. Plus the improved heel fit secures your feet in place for added comfort. 9.8 ounces

Category Type:

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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Features & Benefits:

  • Rearfoot and forefoot GEL® Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle
  • Space Trusstic System®: An advanced system that creates a pocket between the Trusstic System® device and the midsole, allowing for greater midsole deformation and more efficient foot function
  • Solyte® Midsole Material: Lighter than ASICS' standard EVA and SpEVA®, combined with improved cushioning and durability
  • Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®): Linked componentry that enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • ComforDRY™ Sockliner: Provides optimal cushioning performance in a cooler, drier, healthier environment
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Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 95 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (86)
  • Cushions impact (80)
  • Breathable (69)
  • Lightweight (51)
  • Arch support (36)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (4)
  • Wears out quickly (4)

Best Uses

  • Road running (55)
  • Distance / endurance (10)
  • Pavement (9)
  • Gym (7)
  • Walking (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      74% 

      (68 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (88 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (63), High arch (24), Low arch (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (56), Casual/ recreational (20), Gym rat (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (70), Yes (4)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

thank goodness for wide width!!

By Coco

from Yucaipa, CA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

    I started out a few years ago with the Cumulus 9. I buy a few new pairs of this shoe each year . Now I'm up to Cumulus 12. This shoe fits so well that I just order online. No need to try it on.
    I love the wide D width. I have a very high arch and wide at the toe. In other shoes I would have to go up a size or two. I'm so happy to have a shoe that fits.
    It's lightweight and attractive. I love everything about this shoe!

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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Reliable, comfortable shoe, but....

    By KMWatson Vermont

    from Georgia, Vermont

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Upper fabric a bit thin

    Best Uses

    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

    I have been wearing the Cumulus for about 10 years. I've run 2 marathons in them, and run several halfs, so you can imagine the training I do. I use them at the gym for cross-training and they work well there too. I have custom orthotics (mostly for the marathon running), and the work well in the shoe. they are durable, comfortable, and the changes over the years, while a bit of a nuisance, haven't been enough to cause me to look for another brand. I have a flat foot, 5'3", ~120lbs. all around athlete (road and mtn. biking, skiing, hiking, etc). So i'm not a running junkie, but these shoes have been great. this model (12) is definitely sized smaller than the last 9 models i've had, so order a 1/2 size up. the toe box is lower volume. also, the upper is very thin to be more breathable, but that also makes it less supportive, so if you like a lot of leather strapping then this might not be your shoe. the older models had more of that. I bought the nimbus 12 this fall and did the first half of my marathon training in it, but found that it doesn't work as well for me despite the claims that it's designed for long distances, has more forefoot cushion, etc. it's more expensive and for me, less comfortable for some reason. I'll stick with the Cumulus for the value.

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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great shoes, but run narrow

    By Wendi

    from Virginia

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Great with Jeans
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

    I run 3 times a week all seasons and I need a comfortable and supportive pair of running shoes. I only buy Asics these days after trying various brands. The only problem with these newer versions is that they seem to be narrower. I'm returning mine to get a D width. Other than that, they're great. I got a pair of Nimbus 12s and the Cumulas 12s. There are some minor difference between them, but they both are great shoes.

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

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Very comfortable, low response

    By AJG

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pavement

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

      I run several days a week, though not using this shoe to train for a 1/2 marathon or marathon currently.
      Shoe has excellent cushioning and is quite comfortable. I prefer shoes with more response, so I would consider the Cumulus a little "slow". I haven't accrued 100 miles with this shoe, but not confident in its durability.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels too wide
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love!

      By Kat

      from Brooklyn

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Pavement

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

        Love Love these shoes. Had originally purchased the Asics GT 2150 and the difference was night and day. These were far more cushioned, felt much lighter on my feet. The GT's were much too firm for me. Will definitely be purchasing more!

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice padded runner for honey feet

        By a4naught

        from Santa Ana

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Short laces

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

        These are terrific everyday road shoes for those with skinny, unpadded feet. The only downer is that the laces are too short for any who use all the eyelets for real heel lock lacing. There also seems to be some variation (quality control) in construction, as the pair I tried on in the store fit differently in the uppers when compared to the ones I received via mail order (both RR). they can be a little touch in getting the lace tightness just right in the uppers, as the laces can cut into the minimal if care is not taken. However, with a swap of longer laces this seemed to help a bit. Not a fan of the fabric loop eyelets, I will say, due to a couple on my shoes that are too tight clearance. Otherwise, these are very comfortable, padded runners that keep my skinny heels in their place; lots of nice mesh up top. Don't know how they'll stand up over time, but my previous Nimbuses were retired due to age, rather than wear and these are very similar, but without the funky asymmetrical lacing that I could not endure (did I say I had boney feet?). They feel light and work well with my custom orthotics which have a high arch and a fair amount of padding including meta pad. Nice and snug and overall good-looking shoe too. Nothing strange or trendy. Just wish they'd come with the proper sized laces. They're as good as my feet can hope for.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Too narrow for my feet!

        By endorphin chaser

        from San Francisco

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

          This is an overall great shoe. I think my previous pair must have been a bit wider. This pair was making my feet numb when I was running and it definitely wasn't due to the size being too small- I bout a 1.5 sizes bigger than my normal. My feet are only slightly wider than normal.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I have found my favorite Asics

          By Christy

          from Phoenix,Az

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Walking

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

            I am a long time Asics wearer, these are by far my favorite pair. I use them for both work and recreation. I am on my feet a great deal at work, I find my feet less tired and my knees less sore in these.
            I will buy these again and again.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Running on a cloud!

            By mnkamrath

            from Iowa

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Great with Jeans
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

              I started back running this summer after taking several years off. I was also a Nike lover. When they stopped making my favorite shoe in a narrow, I needed to find something new. This is the shoe that was recommended by the great people here at Road Runner. I am a road runner, low miles. I have very high arches and my feet roll to the outside. This shoe fits like a glove. I want to wear it all the time. I actually do wear it more for everyday wear than just running. My feet never tire in these shoes. I can't say enough about how Impressed I am with the shoe. I will definitely buy it again.

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It's Simple

              By Simple Runner

              from Tokyo, Japan

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Pavement

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

                It's simple. These running shoes fit like baby bear, not too big and not too small. They are just right! They fit perfectly the moment you put them on and feel great the whole time. Aaaaaah... Seriously,how many things in your life can you say you don't have to worry about? These shoes help me to look forward to my daily workouts. They are just right. Simple. Now if I could only find an anti-frizz cream for my hair!

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Gel Cumulus 12

                By Runner Mom

                from Syracuse, NY

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Arch Support
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

                I love Asics! After taking a break from them and trying out Sauconys and Mizunos; I am back to the Asics and loving it!

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love this shoe!

                By cindyloohoo

                from lewes, Delaware

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Arch Support

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Endurance Training

                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

                  I usually buy asics and either saucony or nike to switch off every other day but after wearing these shoes I am buying 2 more pairs. I feel like I am floating with these shoes. Great cushioning and a soft feel which is what I like. I have a pretty heavy forefoot strike and I usually have to put inserts in my shoes after only a 100 miles or so but not with these shoes. I am a heavier runner {140 lbs} and I run 20 to 25 miles/week.

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

                  Love these shoes

                  By Andrea

                  from Chino, CA

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

                        I love these shoes but need a new pair and since they are the older version, I'm looking for an updated pair just like these. Can anyone suggest something for me? I have a high arch and these shoes are perfect.

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

                        Best shoe ever!

                        By Kathrin

                        from Salt Lake City

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Fast
                        • Good Arch Support
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

                          I love this shoe!!!
                          I bought it because my old running shoes were totaly worn out.
                          I already felt the difference on my first run. They r sooo comfortable and I would recommend them to everyone. I ran a half marathon in them and I had no blisters at all.
                          Love these shoes!!

                          • Width:
                          • Feels too wide
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          No more blisters

                          By Elsie

                          from Syracuse, UT

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

                            This is my second pair of Cumulus 12. I am a neutral runner and need a wide width. This shoe is absolutely perfect for me. Great cushioning, very comfortable, and no blisters. I get blisters on my instep if the shoe is too narrow. Perfect fit. Extremely happy.

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

                            I love Asics Gel Cumulus

                            By Bailey

                            from Muscatine, IA

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Walking

                              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

                              I wear my Gel Cumulus to walk every day. They are always comfortable right out of the box.

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

                              I never knew shoes could feel this good!

                              By granolagirlkari

                              from Missouri

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

                                I bought these to train for my first half marathon. I have really high arches and run 15-20 miles week. I have covered 90 miles on gravel trails and roads with them so far, and have loved them since my first run. I had no idea running shoes could feel so perfectly cushioned and contoured to my feet out of the box, and they still feel brand new at this point! These shoes are perfect in every way.

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

                                i would buy this shoes again and again

                                By adriana rojo

                                from san diego california

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Fast
                                • Good Traction
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

                                  i use almost eveday, i`m training for the rock & roll half marathon in san diego, and i feel well using this shoes

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

                                  great cushioning

                                  By Rundaddy

                                  from Liberty Hill, TX

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact

                                  Cons

                                  • Wears Out Quickly

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

                                  My daughter is an elite high school runner both track and cross country. This shoe has been her favorite training shoe for the last two years.
                                  The cushioning helps her get in the miles she needs without beating up her legs.

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

                                  Great shoe

                                  By Runnergirl

                                  from fish creek, wi

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Gym

                                    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 12 Running Shoe:

                                    Love this shoe, i run 25+ miles per week and this is my go to shoe. Great cushion and support, i order 1/2 size up for my running shoes so to prevent toenail loss, blisters, etc.....you won't be dissapointed in this shoe.

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

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