ASICS Men's GEL-Cumulus 16 Running Shoe

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The most comfortable, lightweight shoe in the GEL-Cumulus series will make you want to run all day.

In 1949, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka began his athletic footwear company (Onitsuka Co., Ltd.) by manufacturing basketball shoes out of his living room in Kobe, Japan. He chose the name ASICS for his company in 1977, based on a famous Latin phrase "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano," which, when translated, expresses the ancient ideal of "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body." Taking the acronym of this phrase, ASICS was founded on the belief that the best way to create a healthy and happy lifestyle is to promote total health and fitness. Today, ASICS offers a full line of performance-driven athletic shoes and technical active sports apparel and accessories dedicated to bringing harmony to the body and soul.

  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 4 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: Indonesia
  • ASIN: B00ES813E2
  • Item model number: GEL-CUMULUS 16-M
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 17, 2009
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #669 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    Just got these for running 10k and 15k races (maybe a half soon?). So far they feel fantastic and comfortable. How comfortable? It's like running on the backs of fluffy kittens padded by unicorn farts and marshmallows.
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    Size: 11 D(M) USColor: White/Black/Red Verified Purchase
    I've been running in Asics shoes since 1987. I've run thousands of miles in them and many races. In the past few years, I've either run in Nimbus or Cumulus. I'm a neutral runner, 160 lbs, who favors a cushioned ride. I generally get about 500 to 700 miles in a pair before I get a new set. The outsoles and the cushioning both hold up pretty well over that time.

    The Asics Cumulus shoes have been very consistent for me. The fit is the same from one year to the next, despite the "updating". The usual advice is to get Asics shoes a half size larger than your street shoe, and I suppose that's right, but I find street shoes vary quite a bit in size also, so some street shoes I've bought have the same exact size number as my Asics. The toe box has a good amount of room.

    I have two grumbles about the Cumulus 16. First, the mesh is quite thin, and it lets water in immediately. I went out for a run in a very very light drizzle (not much more than a mist), and my feet were damp within 10 minutes. I've never had that happen before. Yes, if I'm running in a downpour, my feet will get wet. But this was unexpected.

    Second, it seems like there is slightly less cushioning than before. Over the years, whenever I switch to a new pair of Asics, I'm used to feeling a softer ride immediately than how my old shoes felt. This time, I didn't feel any greater cushioning in the Cumulus 16s. If anything, the shoes felt slightly less soft than the pair that had 700 miles on them. Now that's very subjective on my part, and I couldn't swear to it. But that's how it feels.

    Perhaps Asics went with the light almost transparent mesh and reduced the cushioning to save a few grams of weight.
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    Size: 10.5 D(M) USColor: Black/Onyx/Silver Verified Purchase
    Writing this review on behalf of my husband. He's a FedEx driver and therefore on his feet all day. He used to wear Vans everyday until I talked him into getting a shoe that is actually meant to support his feet! He chose these based on looks (he is required to wear an all black shoe) and the reviews and so far he is NOT disappointed. Now, he does not use these to run in, which of course is their main intended purpose, but he wears them all day at work, walking, jogging, up and down stairs. He says they are extremely comfortable, they air out really quickly (his vans always STUNK by the end of the day), and even his back feels better by the end of the day. It's still fairly new to him, so I'll update the review if there's any endurance issues but for now, they're spot on for his needs.
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    Size: 11 D(M) USColor: Black/White/Flash Yellow Verified Purchase
    This is my usual purchase of Asics, about 1 pair every 6 months. However, this pair had sole separating after only 30 days. Seem to be outside Amazon return policy. I have never had a pair do this so soon before. Hopefully Asics will be able to warranty their product, so I sent them an email. If not made right by Asics not sure I will continue to be brand loyal. Hopefully I can update my review later
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    Size: 10 D(M) USColor: Black/White/Flash Yellow Verified Purchase
    This is my fifth pair in the Gel Cumulus line. The fit is consistently true to size, and perfect for my flat narrow feet. Note how the D width is not nearly laced together.
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    Size: 9 D(M) USColor: Black/White/Flash Yellow Verified Purchase
    I've been an avid NIKE Pegasus user for the past 5 years but their latest model is terrible. Debated between this and the Nimbus-16, opted for this one (mainly because I like the colors better) and couldn't be happier. Hardly any impact while running, I land on my heel so this shoe is perfect. I am the latest Asics convert.
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    Size: 10 D(M) USColor: Black/Onyx/Silver Verified Purchase
    Disgusted that the sole is already falling off. Absolutely ridiculous. I have worn them maybe 5 times. What a joke!!
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    Size: 10.5 D(M) USColor: White/Black/Red Verified Purchase
    I've owned a few of the asics cumulus versions. The 12 several years ago and most recently the 14 and 15. My cumulus I4 I put well over 100 miles on and are still in good shape. The 15 I could not get to break in right...but the 16 -- wow, what an improvement. The day I received them I went out for a short 3 mile run just to break them in. The are great, excellent support and virtually no road impact. Highly recommend!
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