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ASICS continues to improve their Cumulus series with this well-cushioned 15th version. see all
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Lisa Marie 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.

Y chick 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.

Melissa B. 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.

Mom Runner 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.

Marathon girl 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.

Ridge Runners 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!

Allison 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 )

13.1 Dreamin' 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 .

B 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!!!!

Silverbar32 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!



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