Take a deep breath and blow out the candles because the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 20 just hit its second decade. The ASICS running shoe has made training more comfortable since Celine Dion dropped “My Heart Will Go On,” the popular Cumulus 20 this year gets a mix of new midsole foams that are lighter and more durable while still returning enough bounce to keep you going near, far, wherever you run.
The ASICS Cumulus also gets a redesigned midsole to give you full contact with the ground, making for an inherently stable ride, and continues its gel cushioning system in both the heel and forefoot to reduce shock and allow natural movement through your entire gait cycle.
Want to know more? Read Fleet Feet's GEL-Cumulus 20 review.
Weight: 10.05 oz (GEL-Cumulus men), 8.32 oz (GEL-Cumulus women)
Drop: 10 mm
Pronation: Underpronation, neutral
Use: Everyday trainer
Surface: Road, track
Distance: Short to long runs
5/5 on 7 total reviews
I have been buying ASICS Gel-Cumulus or closest model to it for the last 30 years, never disappointed. Since the 17-series, I started buying a half-size larger due to what seems like a more narrow toe box. The 20-series is a more snug across the front-foot area just below the toes (across the knuckles) than the 17-series. But the fabric seems more flexible than past models, so it is not uncomfortable. The 20-series feels distinctly less bouncy in the heel than earlier series, but somehow seems to cushion even better when hitting the road. I miss that bounciness, though it gives a greater feeling of stability and therefore is probably gentler for the knees. Overall a great shoe.
I've stuck with this brand and style for my last half dozen running shoe replacements. They have worked well for me.
The fit of this shoe is much improved over the years. If you like brooks Ghost consider the Gel Cumulus. The fit is better. The style is better. While a little stiff initially it turns into a great ride quickly and has great response.
My purchase on line was easy, delivery was fast and as usual I am 100% satisfied with my purchase.
I am so glad I purchased more shoes from Fleet Feet. I totally recommend getting the inserts!