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Womens Asics Gel Cumulus 19 Review

Womens Asics Gel Cumulus 19
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The ASICS Gel Cumulus 19 is a standard, daily running shoe that offers a reliable blend of cushioning and comfort.

Womens Asics Gel Cumulus 19 Review

The ASICS Gel Cumulus 19 is a standard, daily running shoe that offers a reliable blend of cushioning and comfort.
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Our verdict

Dependable training shoe offering enough cushioning for day to day use. The ASICS Gel Cumulus 19 provides a plush ride with plenty of comfort.

  • Positive
  • Cushioned ride
  • Breathable
  • Optional widths
  • Negative
  • Unresponsive ride
  • On the heavy side

First impressions

The Asics Cumulus has always been a neutral, cushioned shoe sitting nicely in the Asics range at a mid-price point and nothing much has changed in that respect. It is a medium to high milege, easy-running comfortable road shoe. 

Fresh out of the box, the Cumulus 19 looks ok, a clean looking shoe but with few bells and whistles. It feels comfortable on foot, but I have long skinny feet which suited the rather pointy toe box, I fear runners with wider feet might find this pointy and low toe box a little constricting. 

That said, if you liked the Cumulus 18, you’ll find not much has changed in this updated version. It has new improved forefoot overlays, SpEVA 45 insole and a reduced heel height but other than that, it feels and rides the same.

They feel comfortable and self-assured. They have a good amount of heel and tongue padding which offers a deluxe feel to them. The upper is breathable and the Cumulus offers good but not overly soft cushioning. They are, however, fairly unresponsive so best kept for steady paced runs rather than anything quicker.

Midsole

The Cumulus 19 offers the same midsole as the Cumulus 18, and that’s no bad thing (we liked the 18!). 

The midsole features FluidRide foam providing a good combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight. We expect this foam to be also durable. Housed within this foam are rear and forefoot gel inserts for additional cushioning.

Other technology features include the Asics Guidance Line® technology which is a vertical flex groove that decouples the tooling along the line of progression, aiding gait efficiency. This is integrated with a Trusstic System® technology which supports the midfoot offering torsional rigidity while, again, aiding gait efficiency.

While this shoe doesn’t feel snappy or particularly fast, as with the Cumulus 18, you do feel that the shoe allows you to roll off your toes. The shoe is built with a 10mm heel to toe drop so comfortable and easy to get along with.

Upper

As mentioned, the heel and tongue padding help this shoe feel good on your foot. The heel foam is made from two layers of memory foam which should mould to your foot over time. The sockliner is seemless and made from an anti-bacterial material, handy if your shoes are prone to smelling like mine…

The lace eyelets are placed to dispersed lace tension and the upper is made from an open mesh which offers noticeable breathability. They felt good from the off and this is helped by the new SpEVA 45 foam insole which feels soft underfoot.

Sole

There aren’t any bells or whistles on the outsole but the grip was fine on the road. The standard carbon runner in the heel area will offer durability while the rest of the outsole is made from a softer blown rubber material designed to add additional cushioning while remaining flexible.

Conclusion

The Asics Cumulus 19 is a good shoe for everyday running offering enough cushioning for most in a comfortable and affordable package. At this price point, it has some significant opposition but Asics fans would feel that it holds its own here and won’t be disappointed with this update if you have owned previous models.

Technical info

MIDSOLE

  • Rearfoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
  • Forefoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
  • FluidRide provides responsive cushioning with reduced weight and increased durability.
  • Guidance Line is a flex groove that runs vertically from the heel to the forefoot for improved gait efficiency.
  • Guidance Trusstic System is a lightweight support system that provides additional torsional rigidity.
  • Impact Guidance System (IGS) design creates a smooth and balanced heel-to-toe transition.
  • Gender Specific Cushioning uses an injected top layer of Solyte cushioning for additional comfort.

 

OUTSOLE

  • Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) in the heel is made of carbon rubber for exceptional durability.
  • DuraSponge Outsole in the forefoot is made from a blown AHAR compound, for responsive cushioning and flexibility.

 

UPPER

  • Open mesh on the upper provides breathable coverage.
  • Seamless Upper Construction allows for irritation-free sockless wear.
  • Personal Heel Fit (PHF) uses a two layer memory foam lining in the heel collar to provide an individualized fit.
  • Discrete Eyelets are independently placed to disperse lace tension and enhance comfort.
  • ComforDry Sockliner is made with anti-bacterial material to reduce odor and moisture and provide additional cushioning.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to SpEVA 45 Foam, for enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.

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Shoe details

Gender Womens
Year 2017
Season Autumn
Current model
Release date 01/06/2017
MSRP $120.00
Weight 11.1oz / 311 grams
Heal Drop 10mm

Suitabilty

Shoe Type
Neutral
Surfaces
Road
Light Trail
Weight
Light
Regular
Heavy