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2.0 out of 5 stars Not just a true cushioned shoe anymore?, June 2, 2012
This review is from: ASICS Men's GEL-Cumulus 14 Running Shoe (Shoes)
As an under-pronator with high arches, I had high expectations for this shoe. I read the reviews and ignored some early reviews saying that the shoe felt firmer than prior models. That was a mistake.

The shoe is way too stable and not flexible enough. I feel they made the shoe more stable to market to "slight overpronators", which is a bigger market than the true cushioned shoe market for under-pronators. I'm disappointed in this shoe and feel it should be classified as "structured cushioning" by Asics instead of being placed in their cushioning category. Hopefully they will realize their mistake and make it more flexible in later versions.

I'll revisit this review later if the shoe breaks in better over time. For now, I'm not sure if this is the shoe for under-pronators. Asics makes great shoes. I love their Hyperspeed, Speedstars and Piranhas. Less cushioning, but at least they are flexible for my high arches. I bought the Cumulus for long runs but didn't expect this amount of rigidigity. It's a really firm shoe.
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Initial post: Oct 15, 2012 7:14:42 PM PDT
ken says:
Absolutely the truth. These shoes wear out in under 400 miles now when the Cumulus 11s wore out in well over 750 miles for me when I weighed 5lb more actually. This is hardly a neutral shoe anymore!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2013 8:36:55 AM PST
couldn't agree with you more. My previous Cumulus 13's are in much more comfortable and don't even have as much wear despite being purchased a few months earlier. This shoe is much firmer than previous models.

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 6:16:49 AM PDT
Pete says:
So what shoe would you recommend instead of the Cumulus 14? I have a bit more than 650 miles on my Cumulus 12s.

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 11:13:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 3, 2014 11:14:51 AM PDT
buen dia la compra de este articulo no tiene tracking por tal motivo no puedo hacer reclamo por liberty express para la entrega de mis zapatos espero envielo pronto gracias
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