Men's ASICS® GEL-CUMULUS® 14 :: Fall in love with this lighter and more nimble version of the Men's ASICS® GEL-Cumulus®. Get all the comfort and cushion you love in the GEL-Cumulus® 14 with improved technology taking your fun in an even more comfortable direction. Enjoy ideal shock absorption through every step thanks to GEL® cushioning in rear and forefoot. You'll swear these were custom made just for you when the memory foam P.H.F™ (Personal Heel Fit) collar wraps your foot and keeps your heel in place. Underpronators and mild overpronators will enjoy the surprisingly stable platform. 11.3 ounces
Features & Benefits:
Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System: Attenuates initial shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance
Space Trusstic System: This midfoot stabilizer creates a pocket between the Trusstic System device and the midsole, allowing for controlled midsole deformation and more efficient foot function
Forefoot GEL Cushioning: Enhances shock attenuation during propulsion
Solyte Midsole Material: A lighter weight midsole compound than ASICS® standard EVA and SpEVA, with features enhanced cushioning and durability
P.H.F. (Personal Heel Fit): 2 layers of memory foam line the collar and mold to the athletes heel, creating a personalized fit
Guidance Line: Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
I'm a huge fan of Asics and over the last 5 years I've probably had 15+ pairs - some of which were more expensive and some were less. But for me the Cumulus is my all time favorite. I've had past versions of the Cumulus and loved them but since I'm always in search of something better I've tried other models (and other brands). I think my search is over (seriously). I wanted to wait awhile before reviewing this shoe so that I could really give them a good trial. This 14 series is the best so far. They're light and comfortable. No tight spots or slippage. The cushioning is excellent for such a light shoe. When I buy a shoe it has to be cushiony because I put a lot of miles on them and I don't want to damage my knees or get shin splints or anything. And I can tell quickly whether they are too hard - and these shoes are not. To me, these shoes are the perfect blend of comfort, cushion, weight, and speed. I wish they came in another color (as I write this they only come in the gray/blue color).
Read Between the Marketing Hype
Marketing says these shoes are more nimble, really they are just narrower. The soles on these shoes are a full half inch narrower than their predecessor. The upper is roughly a quarter inch narrower. I am concerned by the reduced contact area with the road, will the soles wear out faster because new narrowness? Will the increase of impact force per unit area break down the midsole sooner? Also these shoes are less flexible in torsion than the Cumulus 13. I buy these shoes for cushioning, not for any form of motion control. I am really concerned by the changes because I wasn't paying attention to the mileage on my 13s and am running my 18th Boston marathon on Monday and planned on using these, but with the drastic size change I'm thinking about ordering a pair of 13s. I wear orthotics so my shoes do not need a breaking in before wearing them. I think it was the Cumulus 6 and 7 were drastically different than the predecessors and I skipped those shoes before going back to the Cumulus 8. I hope these shoes are true to the mission of a marshmallow shoe and that the shoe designers have not tried to fix something that wasn't broken (again).
ASICS sizing crazy once again! :(
As a former triathlete and long-time ASICS wearer, I've learned to deal with the frustration of their erratic sizing. With somewhat wide feet, I've found the 2E sizing to fit me best, Ds being a bit tight. The Cumulus 12s were near perfect. The 13s were on the wide side. Now, the Cumulus 14s swing the pendulum the other way and go WAY tight... yikes! I tried them on barefoot and it was immediately obvious that they'd be too tight with socks on, even thin ones. BE FOREWARNED, runners - the Cumulus is a great neutral shoe, but the width sizing on this version is not your usual 2E width. Would I recommend them? Can't really say, since I've yet to be able to run with them. Maybe the 4Es will do the trick - sheesh!
California Iron Dad
Very comfortable running shoes
I was excited to receive these shoes and get out running again. I usually wear size 12 in running shoes, but decided to go a size up for more toe space. These shoes feel great. The memory foam around the heel area adds to comfort and true fit. While running, I tried switching back and forth between mid-foot and forefoot landing. Both felt good. I will say there is more cushion for forefoot runners.
My only con will be the feel of the shoes. They do feel slightly heavier than other shoes I've worn, but I attribute that to the cushioning. I'm looking forward to running some more.
Not my Cumulus
I agree with Admiral Brown. I have run in versions 9,10,11,12, and 13. I put 40+ miles a week on my Cumulus shoes. There was a marked change for the better from 9 to 10. 10 -13 had slight variations but in general they were nimble, flexible, well cushioned and had a nice roomy (not sloppy) toe box. I have relatively narrow feet but loved they way my feet could splay out comfortably. The 14's are narrower, firmer and stiffer. Also, I noticed the insole is the old cheap style that were in the 9's not the nice Ortholite style in the last few iterations. Maybe someone will like them but I am sending them back....not for me.
Comfy shoe for me
My experience so far is about par with ohter reviews I've read on here. Shoe seems to be about as described. I've run in Kayanos, and most recently Neo33's. These have more cuhion than the 33's, but are a bit heavier. Obviously not as stable as the Kayano's but on sale, I thought I would give them a try for the money and I'm satisfied they will be a good shoe for me. I've got about 30 miles on them so far. No break in required, comfy right from the get go. Like all asics I've had they toe box is still a bit wide for my narrow foot. The front crinkles in a bit, but it snugs up sufficiently and I haven't had any hot spots.
My favorite shoe
The ASICS Cumulus series has been my go-to shoe for several years now and I have owned a few pairs of the version 14. I train in them, work out in them, and race in them. I have run track, 5Ks, and Marathons in them and I have never had so much as a blister. My feet are wide with a high arch and narrow heel. I am a neutral pronator. For me the fit is excellent and support is good too. I'll get 300 miles out of a pair easily before they are demoted to "daily walkers" (and eventually "lawn mowing shoes". Recommended!
Perfect Upgrade from Kayano
I wear orthotics and I previously ran in Kayano 13s. I really liked them as it goes with shoes, the manufacturer decided to change things for the worse. After exhausting my final pair I begrudgingly headed to the running store. After trying five or six different shoes, I put on the Cumulus 14s and immediately liked them. That was a couple of weeks ago. At this point I've run probably 30-40 miles in them and my opinion hasn't changed. They provide enough stability to be supportive but they don't get in the way.
Good shoe with good cushion. Little Wide
Really good shoe with good cushion. I have worn the Asics Cumulus since 2002. Love the shoe but recently they keep making the toe box too wide. A little bit of heel slipage for me too. I have narrow feet. But this model is better than the previous model. Not the best Cumulus model I have worn but pretty good. The cushioning is great throughout the shoe, even though they have reduced the forefoot cushion slightly (barely noticable). I run about 3-4 times a week for 3-4 miles around 7 minute/mile.
Love this shoe
I love this shoe. It is a little narrower than the 13 but I just loosen the laces a little more and it's fine. I've tried almost every neutral shoe in the store and this is the best feel for me - cushion, not too flexible, fit around ankles is great because of the extra gel. There was a Saucony shoe that was close but the Cumulus 14 felt the best for me. 3 mi short runs during the week and 5-6 mi long runs on the weekends on pavement.
John the Jogging Jedi
A bit stiff
I've been in the Cumulus since 2004, and generally the successor models have help pretty true with enhancements. The 14 has a distinctly different feel to it. Specifically. it is stiffer throughout the sole/medial post. It feels much more like a stability shoe. It hasn't affected my running that I've noticed, so I'll likely just manage and wait for the next model.
Otherwise, sizing is as expected and quality is solid.
I have run in almost every Cumulus model, since their inception almost 15 years ago. The Cumulus 13 was too wide (toebox) for me and seemed a bit too cushy (forefoot). This model is a better fit and has toned down the forefoot cushioning slightly, but it still provides a light springy heel to toe transtiion. Not a good choice for wide feet, but it's a lighter option for long runs for sure!
Great narrow shoe
Although I have not run in this shoe's direct predecessor model I love this shoe's narrow fit and its shock absorption capabilities. 55 yrs. old with many miles on my body, I now need shock absorption and good wear in the front of the outsole (forefoot runner). Superb shoe especially for its midprice range. I run just about 30-40 miles per week now.
lots of miles for lots of years
This one is a great improvement on size
I'v been wearing Asic's for over 20 years and I am 69 years old. However I hace moved from 11 1/2 2E to 13 4e and my feet haven't grown. When I was wearing 11 1/2 I wore 2 pair of socks and they were very comfortable. Unfortunatly this company has irrigular quality control pn consistance of size per shoe. A dramatic short coming! But a nicely coushioned shoe.
Delray Beach, Fl.
Update to previous review
I wrote a review in late December that was not very supportive of this version of the Cumulus. Fortunately, RRS reached out and I ended up sending them back. I ordered a new pair of the 14s, but got a different color. Long story short, I think I had a defective pair. The new red/lime ones are true to my previous experiences with the Cumulus.
Buying the Cumulus 13
I have worn Cumulus shoes since the Cumulus 9's. I've gone through about 22 pair of the 9's through 13's. The 14's initially feel comfortable and are not even bad while running. Just walking around in them though, there is a noticeable "hump" in the arch that I have not experienced in any of the previous models. I ordered some of the old 13's and am returning the 14's.
Some timesgood and sometime too small
I use them for walking. I've been wearing for years. Have tried others always back to this one for 20 years. I have found they are very irregular sizes come in the same size. Some wide some narrow, but have a great cushioned heal. Really the only shoe I can wear comfortably. I believe their quality control is very weak at the factory.
Delray Beach, Fl.
I run 6-8 miles everyday on pavement roads and sandy sidewalk areas near the beach in Oceanside. The shoe gives good cushioning without the feeling that your foot is "sinking" into the shoe with each step. The only complaint I can think of is that these shoes aren't being made anymore!
Camp Pendleton CA
Another good Gel Cumulus!
I have used Gel Cumulus for years and they seem to get better and better.
Lightweight and easy running, no foot issues or blisters, do not chafe ankle bones.
They even seem to provide a bit of support to the centre of the mid-foot for the metatarsals -- bone spur relief!
then buy a wide shoe
Honestly, if people are complaining that a shoe is narrow and the manufacturer offers a wide version, buy it. I am tired of the shoe companies making the standard version of shoes wider, not offering a narrow version but then offering a wide and an extra wide. The ever widening american foot has made running shoes for the narrow footed impossible to find.
happy for a narrower fit
Good shoe for big guys!
I'm a 6'2" 240LB runner, who needs plenty of cushioning.
The Cumulus, paired with the RRS Shoe Dog inserts, have really helped with heel pain. (Not gone completely, but helped)
Would buy again, brought me back to Asics after two wayward years with Brooks (Glycerin & Ghost).
Does not fit like previous Cumuli
I have run in Asics Cumulus for about 7 years and have had over 20 pairs of them. All great shoes until the 14. The arch support shape has changed and is very pronounced on the outside now.
It might fit someone- but not me and not people who liked the 13 and before.
Jim- 1000 miles+ per year since 01
Drastic change from prior models. While being lighter, the shoe has less cushion for long runs and is narrow. The Cumulus WAS a great product. When you have a loyal following, why change a product that made you great. I will pass on the 14s.
Really liking them
Was having problems with PF, and these shoes seem to have helped with that. My main concern now is that these are so comfortable to run in, that I'll overdue it and come up with some new overuse injury.
Northern Suburbs of Chicago
Asics gel cumulus 14
Maybe just me... and being new to running. I thought i would have broke the shoes in by now... maybe a few more weeks a few more miles... i am new to this.... still focused. On form. Breathing conditioning.
laura's pookie bear
salt lake city utah
Exactly what I wanted
These shoes have good cushioning and are exactly what I have come to expect from Asics. Much more bounce in these than my older pair. I can tell a difference and will order again. Good value for the price.
Lighter Because it is Narrower
As far as I am concerned Asics has ruined this shoe. I have a slightly wider foot and the old Cumulus 1-5 and 8-13 all fit my width fine. This shoe is lighter because it is a half inch narrow in the sole and a quarter inch narrow on the upper. It feels tight. Marketing says the shoe is "nimble" and I say narrow. The shoe is not as flexible, the old cushioned shoe had lots of twist to it, this new shoe is stiffer and I wonder if the shoe designers decided that they needed to fix a cushioned shoe by adding stability. There is also a smaller contact area between the shoe and the road. I wonder if the sole will wear out faster. I will never know, these are getting returned.
Great shoe good price
This is my firstpair of Asics i really like these shoes most of my running shoes were nike. When they wear out i will buy them again good price fast shipping.
Less padding but feels a little faster
Can tell right out of the box their is less padding in the forefoot but the weight reduction is nice.
Maybe after a few miles they will break in a bit.
This is a fanatstic update. The lower profile makes this shoe perfect. The heel has been dropped 1.3mm and the forefoot dropped 2.6mm closer to the ground.
Ken the Runner
Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 14 Running Shoe
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