Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16

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Women's ASICS® GEL-CUMULUS® 16 :: Float effortlessly through every run, feeling lighter and more cushioned than ever in the newly updated Women'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. 8.5 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
  • ASW4265
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Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe
 
3.9

(based on 12 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (7)
  • Cushions impact (7)
  • Arch support (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Breathable (3)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Pavement (4)
  • Road running (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      67% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      58% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (5), High arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (5), Gym rat (4), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

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4.0

Not too bad

By Tara

from New Jersey

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pavement

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

    I am a new runner- trying to train for that first 5K! I've always liked asics for casual wear so I figured what the heck! I didn't know which to choose because I have a high arch and I'm extremely picky when it comes to sneaker comfort. I had a live chat session with a roadrunner rep and she recommended these. I love them! I've been out for 3 "runs" and no knee or ankle pain at all and it's because of the sneakers! Whenever I came back from a "run" in my last sneakers I'd always have pain- I thought it was just my bones getting old, but it's not! Love the colors and can't wait to get another pair!!

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

    Great Shoe

    By TR5

    from Santa Monica, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pavement

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

      Just bought these shoes on Friday and tested them out on Saturday. Went for a 10.5 mile run on pavement and had no problems. I found them to be better than the 15's. My previous pair was a Cumulus 15 which took a couple of days to break in. I had no issues with the toe box and found they had more room. This pair was great straight out of the box. Great cushioning for heel strikers. I always buy 1/2 size bigger and found the fit to be fine. Happy with my purchase.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Stiff, hard, uncomfortable!

      By AlexJouJou

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

            I've worn lots of Asics Gel shoes - my current favorite is the Gel Excel 33.3 which is a fantastic shoe. My favorite everyday shoe for walking is the Nimbus. Enter the Cumulus.

            I do not know what they did but this shoe is stiff like a board and has no flexibility once on your foot. It is not comfortable - the fit is totally off. The upper feels stiff and a bit almost scratchy to me - with light socks. They are far more narrow than previous versions - and I'm talking about the wide version! My toes were not comfortable. Going up another 1/2 size didn't work because then the arch and fit was off. I'll stick to my other Gel versions - I strongly recommend if you've liked other Asics Gel shoes that you try these on first and do a test run on the treadmill at RRS to see if these are going to work for you.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels too narrow
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Love 'em!

            By Runner Girl

            from midwest

            About Me Gym Rat

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Good Arch Support

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Pavement

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

              Been wearing the Asic Cumulus for years. These shoes have great cushion and arch support. I run 20-30 miles a week on pavement and have had no issues with these (with the exception of the Cumulus 14's). I like the Cumulus better than the Brooks Ghost because I feel the Cumulus has more cushioning and is more flexible. Remember to order a 1/2 size up!

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

              Firm

              By Speedy

              from Jamaica

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor Cushioning
              • Uncomfortable

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

              I do 24 miles weekly. I run on the treadmill and on the road. It is a pretty shoes but the cushioning is poor. Not enough! I did my half marathon Friday and could not wait to finish. The shoes ran well on the road but without comfort. It is firm and the sole is too flat. My achilles tendon are tight as a result of using these shoes. THE SHOES IS NOT FLEXIBLE.

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

              Something changed in the 16's!

              By Ali

              from OCNJ

              About Me Gym Rat

              Pros

              • Cushions Impact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Narrow / Tight
              • Uncomfortable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                I've been running in the Cumulus's for years, never ever a problem. Always could wear right out of the box. This was my first pair of 16's, avid to try the newest release. They felt small when I first got them. I thought it was because of all of the cushioning and would just flatten out after my first run. They were just okay. After a 10-mile race, my big toe turned purple and my foot was cramped the entire time. Needless to say, these were going back. Customer Service was very helpful. I'll be sticking to the 15's until I can go to a store and try on the 16's.

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

                bit too narrow

                By SarahT

                from Las Vegas NV

                About Me Gym Rat

                Pros

                • Cushions Impact

                Cons

                • Narrow / Tight

                Best Uses

                • Endurance Training

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                Great cushioning but the wide version seems not wide enough. Would have liked more variety in colors. The gel is great. Haven't tested durability yet.

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

                No break-in period necessary!

                By Carol

                from Asheville NC

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                  I've now run on gravel roads and paved trails with this shoe - very adaptable to conditions.

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

                  Too stiff

                  By nennen

                  from Jamaica

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                  • Poor Cushioning
                  • Uncomfortable

                  Best Uses

                  • Endurance Training

                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                  I use this shoes for running on the treadmill. Its pretty but its not flexible at all. Too stiff. I need a shoes with proper cushioning. When compared to the Brook 5 and Saucony ride 6,these are far better to run in for neutral feet runners.

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

                  Just what you'd expect from a Cumulus

                  By Debbie

                  from New Hampshire

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Pavement

                    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                    I run about 15-20 miles a week. I have bought the Cumulus ASICS model since the 11. It is usually consistent but some numbers (like the 14) felt stiffer and not as "cloud like". They went back to what I love with the 15 and have done a great job with this 16 as well. There are no surprises in the fit and feel if you've used the Cumulus before. If you haven't, it has the most cushion I have found in a running shoe, which I really like.

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

                    Most comfortable shoes I own!

                    By Tricia

                    from Kalamazoo, MI

                    About Me Gym Rat

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gym

                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                      I like to zumba and jog. Very comfortable for both activities! I have pretty collapsed feet so I always wear custom foot orthotics in my athletic shoes--- so I'm not sure how supportive the shoe is alone as I immediately transferred inserts into them.

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

                      Cumulus 16

                      By happyrunner

                      from Fleming Island, FL

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Durable
                      • Excellent Cushion
                      • Fast
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Good Traction
                      • Lightweight
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe:

                        Fast shipping. received my shoes in 4 business days. Excellent cushion. Improvement from prior cumulus 14 and 15. Cumulus 16 feels amazing.

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

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