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Womens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 15 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-Cumulus 15

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Women's ASICS® GEL- CUMULUS® 15 :: Feel dreamy when you've got your feet in the clouds, running lighter and more comfortable than ever with the newly updated women's ASICS® GEL-Cumulus® 15. Bounce effortlessly through your run in the superior cushioning of this beloved running shoe, while enjoying enhanced fit and comfort thanks to its new seamless overlay construction and increased amount of forefoot GEL®. Your strides will feel stable and strong, soaking up the smoother ride provided by the updated ASICS® Guidance Trussic System. Plus, your feet'll scream "Hallelujah!" as they enjoy the added cushioning and superior moisture management of this shoe's new ComforDry sockliner. 9.3 ounces

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Features & Benefits:

  • Guidance Line: Enhanced gait efficiency
  • Personal Heel Fit (PHF): 2 layers of memory foam line the collar and mold to the athlete's heel, creating a personalized fit
  • Impact Guidance System: Enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • Guidance Trusstic System
  • ComforDry Sockliner: Provides cushioning performance and anti-odor properties for a cooler, drier, healthier environment
  • Solyte Midsole Material: A lighter weight midsole compound for enhanced cushioning and durability
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Product ASC1615 Review


Had to return


I have owned seven generations of Asics Cumulus. It is my "go to" shoe. I have run many marathons and 1/2 marathons and I have loved this shoe! In my opinion, the Cumulus 13 model was the absolute best. Cumulus 14 had zero cushioning, but I tolerated them. After reading disappointing reviews on the 15s, I ordered them anyway. The toe box was way too narrow, so I swapped them out for a wide. The shoe is very comfortable and my feet felt great. However, at mile 6 of every run, my knees and the tendons above my knees began hurting and would hurt me for days after my runs. I ran in them on several more long runs preparing for a half marathon. The cushion in the heel causes my foot to heel strike and forces my foot forward -almost like running in high heels. I have run thousands of miles and have never had trouble with my knees. My running partner loaned me her Brooks Ghost 6 just to try them out. I love these shoes and have ordered 3 pair. Why Asics, must you fix something that "ain't broke?" Sure, change the color of the shoe each year, but don't change the function of the shoe that keeps people coming back. Unless you bring back the Cumulus 13 performance, I will enjoy my Brooks and stick with what works. Thank goodness for Road Runner's VIP program or I would be stuck with shoes that I can't use.

Y chick

Sumter, SC


Needed a Landreth Replacement


After wearing every version (multiple pairs of each) of the Asics Landreth, I was in search of a new shoe after it was discontinued this year. The rep from Asics told me the Excel 2.0 is appropriate replacement for the Landreth. I tried both the Excel and Cumulus but prefer the Cumulus. It is a bit heavier than the Excel, but it about the same weight as the Landreth. I have done two run in the Cumulus a 7 mile and 10k race. No foot or leg issues either time. I ordered the Cumulus in my regular Landreth size. With the Excel, I had to order up a size because I got terrible (the worst I've every had) blisters on my first 4 mile run. When ordering the next size, I added an insole which seemed to help. I used to prefer very light weight shoes, but since having a baby I like a little more meat to my shoe. I am petite, average weight, and do not require a neutral plus shoe, but I'm just not used to the low-profile shoes. Neither make up for my Lanreth, but I'm still a fan of Asics.

Melissa B.

Nashville, TN


Mom Runner Not Happy With This Shoe


I got these shoes to run, and I will be returning them. I am not happy with how heavy they are. Not good for the treadmill and outdoor running. I feel like I am running on a balloon. I also feel like my ankles are causing me turn inward. When I wear them around the house, my legs feel tired, and I am a runner of about 25 miles a week. I feel like there is just too much in this shoe. Plus the minute I walk outside, in chilly weather my feel felt the breeze before me. The mesh was too "breathable". Next, the shoe doesn't have leather over the toe, so I know that it will wear out quickly. Asic has got to figure out that runners need more material over their toes. 2 of my friends also have holes where their big toe wears a hole. I will return them and hope to find a replacement that is lighter.

Mom Runner

Columbus, OH


Asics really needs to get in the game.


I have run several marathons and know what I do and don't like about shoes. Sorry Asics but, you just can't hang with the latest competition. I was an avid Asics wearer until recently and wanted to give them another try. This model of the Cumulus seems like a good solid shoe for most but, I found it to be heel heavy and incorporated a tad of pronation control for a neutral shoe. The upper redesign is great and the Cumulus has lots of cushion However, the shoe isn't very flexible. I am more of a mid foot striker and found the heel super bulky. If you are a heel striker needing a bit of control, this may be your perfect shoe. If you are looking for a lightweight flexible neutral trainer, I'd try the Nike Pegasus or Mizuno Precision.

Marathon girl

York, Pa


Love these Asics!


You guys are the best! From the moment we walked into the store, I could tell that we were in good hands & they would help me find the right shoe. Before your treadmill evaluation, I had been running in a stability shoe- seemed to be fine, but your little test showed that I should be wearing a neutral shoe! I have been training for a half-marathon,(my friend talked me into this;) running roads 20-25 miles a week. I have only ran in these shoes for a couple of weeks, but I am very happy with them so far. No blisters, no tired-sore feet! I hope they hold up for awhile, seem to be well made - I would recommend buying a half size larger than you normally wear- I did & they fit perfect~ love the room this shoe has in the box area as I have a small bunion on one side- these shoes do not irritate it at all!

Ridge Runners

Camano Island, Wa


I wish they hadn't changed the Cumulus


I'm so disappointed that they redesigned this shoe. I've been wearing the Cumulus in a narrow width for years and years. I could take them right out of the box and go for a long run without any break-in period. The 15 is heavier, narrower and deeper. I had to put an additional set of inserts in them so they would fit better. But even after short runs or walking in them, my feet were sore on the bottoms and my feet and ankles were very stiff and sore. And the left shoe had a very annoying "click". These have been relegated to the back of the closet and I've gone back to wearing my 13s which probably have 1000 miles on them. They're much more comfortable......and quiet.


St. Pete Beach, FL


My My My


I go through shoes like I go through water at the gym. I've had experiences with multiple shoes. I keep to performance neutral and neutral. I have found these to be by far the best in both categories. I am a unique runner as I supinate, mid strike, had right knee injury. Performance neutral don't have enough features to accommodate my situation. These are like running on one of those bosu balls in terms of easy on knees and such. Instantly comfortable out of box. I don't think I will be returning back to performance neutrals ever again unless my knee magically becomes pain free ( 12 years of this )




Love them!


I didn't have time to try them the day they were delivered. But no worries. Put them on for my morning run and no problems. Ordered my usual Asics size of 1/2 size larger than regular shoes and they were so comfortable. They have all the padding I could ask for - especially the padding behind the heel fits me nice and snug. I have been running on Asics for years, but skipped the Cumulus 14s, did no like those at all and just kept hunting for more 13s. These are great and happy that Asics heard our concerns with the 14s. My 13s are now retired .

13.1 Dreamin'

Las Vegas


Still Disappointed :(


I had run in the Cumulus with absolutely no problems for as long as I can remember. The 14's were a COMPLETELY different shoe, felt cheap, zero cushion, and a ridiculously narrow toe box. I was hoping that the 15's would be back to their original no-fail model, but unfortunately they still feel like a cheap shoe, and not nearly the same cushioning in the forefoot. I know if Asics would just leave a good thing as it is, they would never stop making money on this shoe. But I will never buy this shoe again if these "upgrades" continue to "degrade" the quality of the shoe. :( Asics, PLEASE just return to your original model!!!!


Centennial, CO


Finally, my feet are happy!


After wearing another brand of shoe for many years, I became frustrated with updates that left me sore and blistered. I tried other brands, but was never completely satisfied. The Cumulus 15 turned out to be a great shoe for me as I get ready to embark on longer training runs in preparation for an Olympic distance triathlon. Just a word of caution, if you have been in a lower profile shoe, this will seem extremely bulky. However, that is something I can get through in exchange for happy feet!


Maryville, TN


Boy was I ever wrong


I bought these shoes solely to prove a stubborn friend of mine that he was wrong and to end a debate. Faithful to my New Balance, Karhu and Mizuno neutrals, I argued Asics just didn't get the neutral market and weren't made for my foot or foot fall. He debated me until I capitulated and ordered them to prove that they weren't right for me. Boy, was I wrong. Love the shoes. Took them on many runs continuing to think I'd change my mind but haven't. That said, they run about a 1/2 size small. Still terrific, but order up.

Kelly B

Birmingham, AL

Good shoe, but rubs my foot wrong


I have gone to a neutral shoe in order to accommodate my orthotics and previously ran in GT 2000. I liked this shoe when I tested it in the store and I still like after 3 weeks of running, BUT it rubs the bone on outside of my feet. (I don't have wide feet, actually somewhat narrow) Not just on one shoe, but both. I noticed that it is right where the seems from logo are on shoe. I have loosened the laces and I am hoping this and a bit of wearing in will help the problem. I like the shoe and really want it to work!


Northern VA


Great Shoe with Asics Insole


I love Asics and this shoe is no exception. I run 12-15 miles a week and found Asics to be very durable. I have never used custom made insoles but bought a pair with these shoes. That was a mistake. The insoles were expensive and uncomfortable. In fact I hated the shoes with the custom insoles. They hurt my feet. As soon as I took the custom insoles out and put the Asics insoles in the discomfort went away. Great shoes just done waste your money on the custom insoles.


Central NJ


Rubs inside of toe.


I've had the Nimbus 14 for over a year and loved it. Thought I would upgrade a bit. No nearby stores, so had to take a chance on having it shipped (thank you, VIP membership!). Sadly, the shoe does not seem to curve inward like a normal foot shape. My big toes rub up against the inside of the toe box. There's plenty of room on the other side of my foot, and in front. But somehow it seems like a completely straight line shape instead of a natural curve. Will go back to Nimbus.


Washougal, WA


Pain-Free Running


I run 3-4 miles a day, and these are the first shoes I've come across that give me "pain-free" running. In the past I was plagued with the usual soreness in my knees, ankles and occasional hip soreness, but these shoes seemed to be made for my body type and the soreness went away. A cushioned ride but not too soft. I tried another pair of Asics that I was curious about, and although they were great shoes, my usual pains came back as soon as I started running in them. I plan to buy the Cumulus 15 from now on.

Happy Runner

New Mexico


So far, they are great!


I have run about 50 miles in them so far, 10 miles being my longest run at this point. The shoes are very comfortable and well cushioned, which is what I was looking for. I wear a 6 to 6.5 street shoe but got a 7.5 in this one. I have a different pair of ASICS size 7 and one of my toes always rubs on long runs. The 7.5 has not done this. I am doing 4 half marathons this fall and I think these shoes will really help me keep my feet healthy. I find the laces too long but that's probably the only negative I can say right now.

Half Marathoner

Bristol, VA


Love 'em!


Love the new Cumulus! The 14's were terrible. I have been running in the cumulus for at least 12 years and never had a problem til the 14's came out. I had to try a new shoe so went to the nimbus and they didn't work for me...then tried the Kayano and they were too tight in toe box and too much control. So happy Asics went back to the way the cumulus used to be! Slowly all of my injuries from wearing other shoes are going away and I know it is because of this shoe.YEAH!!!!


Valencia, CA


Great Cushioning


I have had heel spurs and a forefoot stress fracture and I need a neutral shoe so I loved wearing the Cumulus (up through the 13 model). I tried the 14 and hated it. I had to go to a different brand shoe as I didn't like the Nimbus 14 either. I was talked into trying the model 15 and I am very glad I was. This shoe feels like the older shoe and I am very happy. It is very cushioned without feeling like I'm wasting energy because of too much cushioning.

Slow But Sure

Rome, GA


Two thumbs up


I was worried when the 14's came out last year, that my relationship with Asics would be over (they really messed up the 14's!). But with the Cumulus 15's, it's back to business again. Great cushioning, great arch support, etc. My only slight issue is with the tongue of the shoes--the tongues sort of curl under. Other than that, I love my Cumulus 15's. If you loved the Cumulus before (minus the 14's), you'll love the 15s.

Runner Girl



Love this shoe


I am on my second pair. This was my first recommended shoe from the Road Runner testing thingy in-store, and despite trying a few different brands, I return to and love this shoe. I tried to trade off to the Cumulus Lite Show for my pre-dawn runs but those killed my feet, and switched back to this pair. I invested instead in the Nike light reflective jacket and Nathan spurs to maintain my foot sanity.

Lisa Marie

Lake Balboa, CA


Great Shoe


I can no longer run, but this shoe is great for those who suffer knee pain when walking. I have not had them long enough to respond to the wears out quickly question. I am very pleased with this shoe. Cumulus 15 is definitely better than the 14. Color choices aren't great. I gave it 5 stars because the comfort is awesome for bad knees and tender feet.

CC former runner

Lake Co. Il


Performance & Support


These were my gift to myself after finishing my latest half marathon under 2 hours in shoes that were so uncomfortable by mile 8. I've read about Cumulus and wanted to see if they were as good as the hype-they are! No sore feet or ankles after a long run and they look good too! I'll will continue to purchase Cumulus as long as they keep making them.


Buffalo, NY


Their definition is spot on!


Sizing is accurate as to what they tell you. They suggest 1/2 size up from normal size. I did that and they fit great! I'm fairly new to jogging. My times aren't anything to write home about but these sneakers make me comfortable throughout. I'm tall, over weight and have horrible knees. Comfort during and after the run are important to me. I get both with these.


Johnston, RI


Great shoe!!!


I had these shoes for 6 months and loved them! I got them based on the shoe dog expert in the store. I had another shoe before but it was two stable. This shoe works great for me and I have used it for lots of milege. I like them so much I just got another pair and I am starting my 1/2 marathon training on them again today :)


San Diego


Why change a good thing!


Bought these after my last pair of 13's finally wore out. Very disappointed, they have none of the cushioning of the 13"s and the toe box is more narrow. I've now heard this has been a big complaint over the last two models of this shoe. This was one of Asics most popular styles, why change it! Guess I have to try and find a new style that will work for me. Definitely sending these back.




Tread coming apart on these ugly shoes


I'm a combo treadmill/trail runner, and these shoes *are* truly comfortable, but OMG I can barely stand the look of them! I've had these for about a month and the tread is starting to come apart near the toe. Taking them back to the store next week. I would have tolerated the garish colors, but I can't justify the price for the cheaply made tread.


Baltimore, MD


Exceeded my expectations


When I first put these on, I was worried that they would be too narrow, but after my first run they felt excellent. I still wouldn't mind a little bit more width, but overall they're great. I definitely prefer them to the Brooks Ghost 5, which I returned and replaced with these Asics. Lots of cushion and I absolutely love the color! Highly recommend.


Traverse City, MI


Goodbye Nike


I ruptured my Achilles tendon 10 years ago. Ever since then whenever my mileage creeps up I develop Achilles Tendonitis. I have been wearing the nike air Pegasus for 13 years. I decided to see what else was out there and boy am I glad I did. I ran 8 miles today in my new asics and felt better than a 1 mile run last week in the Nike. The gel cushion in the heel is incredible. Thank you for making this shoe!

Utah runner





I bought this shoes just 2 weeks before my first full marathon. I was scared because I almost didn't have time to try them before the race! They were amazing! I didn't get any blisters, black toenails or pain at all!!! I was amazed at how comfortable this shoes were. I just got my second pair and can't wait to take it for a run. :D


Passaic, NJ


They're back!!


Yeah!! The cumulus 15 are way better than the 14s. I've been wearing the cumulus for years since the 7s I think. These are more like the 13s which I loved. The toe box is wider and they have more cushion. As a 50+ woman, they are great for my 20 miles per week. Cute color too!!(tangerine and turquoise)


Richmond, VA


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