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Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16

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Men's ASICS® GEL-CUMULUS® 16 :: Float effortlessly through every run, feeling lighter and more cushioned than ever in the newly updated Men's ASICS® GEL-Cumulus® 16. While you might find it hard to believe that this award-winning running shoe series could get any better, this sixteenth edition will prove it's possible. You'll experience an even plusher, more luxurious ride thanks to the 16's new top-of-the line FluidRide™ midsole and larger Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Cushioning units. Underpronators to mild overpronators who loved the previous GEL-Cumulus® generations are going to be especially psyched at this improved version, and those new to the series are sure to become quick devotees. 10.6 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.

Features & Benefits:

  • Impact Guidance System: Enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • Newly added FluidRide: Provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability
  • Updated Guidance Trusstic System: Enhances gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity
  • Guidance Line: Vertical flex grooves decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency and more flexibilty
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, allowing movement on multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle
  • ComforDry Sockliner: Provides cushioning performance and anti-microbial properties for a cooler, drier, healthier environment
  • Lighter weight AHAR rubber in forefoot: Allows the new Cumulus 16 to be almost an ounce lighter than previous version
  • New version has a more roomier toe box
  • New upper has more open mesh for breathability
  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 10mm
  • ASW4264
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Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (15)
  • Cushions impact (15)
  • Breathable (9)
  • Arch support (7)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (12)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        82% 

        (14 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        82% 

        (14 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (8), High arch (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (10), Casual/ recreational (4), Gym rat (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

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    5.0

    Slight Improvements over 15s

    By Dan in GR

    from Grand Rapids, MI

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

      The Cumulus 16s were more or less like the previous versions. I ran in three pairs of the 15s, and always liked them for their consistent, cushioned feel deep into distance runs. The new versions kept all of that, but made the toe box a bit less pointed which gave me the room to avoid blisters on long runs. They still have the same feel as the 15s at a good price. Hard to beat for distance runners looking for a neutral show.

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

      Very happy with these

      By Dave

      from San Diego, Ca

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gym

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

        I've got about 20 miles on these so far, and am quite happy with them. My feet feel good, they fit pretty well, and I haven't noticed any hot spots or pinches. It's too early to tell how they'll do in the long run (run - get it - ha ha!), but they are promising so far.

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

        Fantastic

        By BG

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pavement

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

          These shoes are comfortable and provide a great ride. I'm 6'2", 220 lbs., running 25-30 miles each week and they provide ample cushioning and structure. I highly recommend them.

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

          Consistent ride

          By MJD

          from Richmond, VA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

            I've been in the Cumulus since 2005. I've always been happy that from one generation to the next, there is a consistent feel and the 16 is no exception. With a relatively wide toe box, my relatively wide foot is very comfortable.

            The are durable...I am about to retire my first pair of the 16s and I have over 400 miles on them, a typical experience for me and Cumulus. I avg 85-90 miles a week (peak of 100+) for marathon prep, and I rotate these with some lightweight trainers for workouts. 60+% of my runs are in these shoes. I'll continue to recommend these for a high-mileage neutral runner who wants a consistent ride.

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

            Cramped toe box compared to prior models

            By Scottster

            from Tampa Bay, Florida

            About Me Gym Rat

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                I always get the 2E since my forefoot is wide. For some reason, they shrunk the toe box in this latest edition, and it's especially tight if you buy insoles. Still a fine shoe but look out if you have wide feet.

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

                Great running shoe for high mileage.

                By Enjoy the Run

                from Hampden, MA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Arch Support

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Endurance Training

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                  I bought this shoe so I could train for an upcoming 10 mile road race. I race with a lighter shoe but needed something with more cushion and support for long training runs. I tried other brands but they were not as cushioned and most would result in blisters though the fit seemed right. The Cumulus 16 are very comfortable and have a lot cushion, and I do not get blisters regardless of how many miles I put on them.

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

                  Finally cloud cushioning back!

                  By Marc

                  from Chicago

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                    Love them again! Run a dozen miles a week and found that the 16's have that cushiony bounce back in a big way. It is the reason that I have always wear Asics. These are finally soft and have amazing comfort again.

                    I just wish they would stop tweeking the angles, cushion, sizing and the interior strips among the soft spots of your foot. Also, not to mention the battle the design team that goes from wide to unbearable narrow width back to okay or so so! It is the best Gel Cumulus shoe they have put out in a long time so please stop trying to reinvent the wheel! 15 was a nice shoe but the 14 was just unbearably miserable.

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

                    Great shoe for tired feet

                    By Gravel Runner

                    from Minnesota

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Good Traction
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                      I am on my feet all day at work. I run on gravel roads in the country and need a comfrtable shoe. The Cumulus lives up to it's name. Stable enough to avoid pot holes and the sole keeps the slip from the gravel to a minimum.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      2.0

                      Narrow toe compared to 15's,

                      By evorun

                      from San Diego, CA

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                      • Narrow / Tight

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                      I am 150 lbs and run 40+ miles a week. I run multiple half marathons in a year, and taking on my first full marathon this year.

                      The Good:
                      Excellent cushion without being mushy. Very smooth transition, and overall good balance between cushioning and responsiveness. I tend to land mid-foot, and appreciate the forefoot cushioning of the cumulus on my longer runs, or my recovery days.

                      The Bad:
                      After putting 400 miles on my Cumulus 15's I was looking forward to breaking in the new 16 for an upcoming marathon. Unfortunately they changed the fit of this shoe in two pretty significant ways. The same size shoe now feels narrow in the toe box, where there used to be plenty of room. There is also a solid "stripe" of material that goes right over the little toes. This "stripe" of material now comes down on top of the toenails when running. The combination of those two things makes this shoe unwearable for me unfortunately.

                      I ran 400 miles in my 15's without a single blister or black toenail. After 26 miles in the 16's I have 2 black toenails, and a minor blister.
                      I'm now left looking for a new cushioned distance trainer, as the Cumulus just flat out won't work for me.

                      Good thing RR has 90 day return on these, I will be using it. If your toes fit, and the "stripe" doesn't come down on the top of your toes, than this is a shoe to consider as a good distance trainer. Just be warned if you think it it going to fit like your 15's did, it sure didn't for me.

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

                      Another great Cumulus - slightly shorter

                      By Heisenberg

                      from Washington, D.C.

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Good Arch Support

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                          Another great Cumulus. Only one this sticks out to me and it is that it is a shorter shoe than previous versions. I got the same size as always and it fits, but there is less room between my toes and the end of the shoe. I would love to try half a size up but I think that might be slightly too big and I don't want to mess with all of that. So if you were already between sizes in the previous versions, go with the larger size for this one.

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

                          ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16

                          By Marathoner

                          from Alamogordo,NM

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Pavement

                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                            The Cumulus was my main shoe 10-15 yrs ago, but in the past 5 yrs I adapted to minimalist shoes. I recently wanted to return to a more convention shoe for runs of 8 mi and over, and returned to the Cumulus. I'm only wearing them on Sunday long run and have done three 8-10 milers. They seem lighter than I remember (which I like),provide good cushioning, and protect from loose gravel. Would be good on well packed trail surfaces. Just what I wanted to reduce the impact on longer runs.

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

                            A lighter Cumulus 13

                            By runr4evr

                            from Potsdam NY

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Good Arch Support
                            • Good Traction
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                              I am a 190 pound midfoot striker,64, with over 32 years of running experience including 5 marathons.
                              I have a high instep and the step in feel was great ..just like the Cumulus 13. I am border line 2e in forefoot but there is ample room for my foot. somebody with thin ankles might feel they want something snugger in the heel,,Have only done a couple of short runs in the them so durability questions I can't address at this point but the ride was typical Cumulus..semi soft but with decent responsiveness . If you loved the 13 (like I did), then you will like these...they are a bit lighter,too..Recommend

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

                              Enjoying the new ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16

                              By Hoping to run a marathon

                              from Richardson, TX

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Good Traction
                              • Pronation Control

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                                Really enjoying the ride. Back on the street after many bouts with IT Band issues. The Gel Cumulus 16 has helped in that endeavor. Grateful!

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

                                Great cushion and super fit

                                By Head gumby

                                from Indiana

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                                  I am 180 pounds and 5 feet 10 inches tall. I am very neutral. This shoe has fantastic cushioning in the forfoot area, but it is not dead cushion. It is very bouncy and the fit is terrific. The shoe is substantial but not too heavy. I believe it will be a great long distance shoe. I can compare it favorably with the brooks ghost. I have already run a 10 mile run in the shoe and had no problems at all.

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

                                  Great, per usual.

                                  By RCM

                                  from Atlanta, GA

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Arch Support
                                  • Good Traction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                                    I ran in the Cumulus line for years and switched to a pair of Nikes a few months ago just to see how they felt. I've now switched back to the Cumulus 16s and the difference between them and the Nikes is incredible. Simply put, they just feel better. My feet and knees hurt less and I feel more stable in them. I use the superfeet insoles for some extra cushioning, but the shoes are really fantastic. I've run about 18 miles in them thus far and plan to put many more on them.

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

                                    Disappointed with the Fit

                                    By Rocky the Bruce

                                    from Stafford, VA

                                    About Me Gym Rat

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • Uncomfortable

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                                    I have a wide forefoot and average heel. I bought the 2E width. Asics decided to add external support strapping that comes right over the little toe and puts pressure on it. Bad idea! Unfortunately, it makes the shoe feel tighter to me in the forefoot than the Cumulus 15, which does not have the same issue. I have hammer toes with corns on the lttle toe of both feet so my feet are sensitive to any pressure in that area. Otherwise, I think this shoe has the best cushioning of any previous cumulus model and the other features such as reflective trim are big plusses for anyone who runs in limited light conditions.

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

                                    Old Cumulus is BACK!!!

                                    By Wade

                                    from Kansas City

                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Cushion
                                    • Cushions Impact
                                    • Fast

                                    Cons

                                    • none

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                                    The Gel Cumulus 16 finally brings back the Cumulus I love. While the last 2 renditions of the Cumulus were tight, hard and not great Asics has turned it around! The 16 is awesome. Cushion is awesome and the fit is unbelievable. Shoe also seems pretty substantial for a neutral shoe. Quality looks awesome too but I will have to wait and see about how it holds up.

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

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