The GEL-CUMULUS® 23 shoe's focus is to provide an even smoother and softer ride Continuing to draw inspiration from cumulus clouds we reimagined this neutral running shoe's upper and midsole formation by applying a more holistic design approach that adapts to the runner's anatomy in motion. Wrapping the foot with an even softer feel the engineered mesh upper adds strategic support in targeted areas while leaving some of the fibers more open to improve breathability. The upper also works more closely with the midsole's movement, which creates a smoother stride from footstrike to toe-off. To improve cushioning and flexibility Asics added a 3D SPACE CONSTRUCTION to the top layer of the midsole. This technology is implemented through a series of strategically planted pillars within the midsole~ allowing runners to experience more compression in a specific area without reducing durability or stability. By helping runners appropriately compress the foam during the landing phase of their stride this shoe promotes a smoother ride and improves shock absorption. A softer GEL® technology unit is positioned under the heel to improve cushioning while the FLYTEFOAM® midsole material helps create a smoother and more supportive ride. Formed with a sustainable compound in the outsole the ASICS LITE Rubber is soft and designed to improve durability in high-impact areas.
Features & Benefits:
- Gender tailored technology
- Breathable engineered mesh upper with strategic support
- 3D Space Construction pillars within the midsole allowing runners to experience more compression in certain areas without reducing durability and stability
- A softer GEL technology unit under the heel to improve cushioning
- FLYTEFOAM technology in the midsole helps keep the sneaker light while providing durability
- Sustainable outsole compound
- Category: Neutral
- Drop: 10 mm
- Weight: 9.9 oz
CUSTOMER RATINGS & REVIEWS
- Material quality
- Cumulus 23
- recovery runs
Love my ASICS
I love my ASICS so much that I brought my husband the same kind and now he loves them too. The best for all workouts!
A very comfortable update on a very popular model. This is a great shoe for everyday training runs. You can definitely feel the gel and that cushioning sets it apart from a lot of the other brands. Light but still has enough cushioning to handle a long run as well. I like the 10mm drop on this shoe. Didn't feel the fit on this shoe was overly narrow compared to other ASICS shoes. Would definitely recomend this neutral mid-cushioned shoe.
This shoe positively impressed me. Perfect for longer and easier runs, the model quickly became a favorite in my rotation. The combination of a narrow and secure fit through the midfoot and heel with a wide toe box worked very well. Cushioning in this shoe is moderate, predictable and smooth, making it a great companion to the Kinvara. The softer ride is very welcome for slow distance. Coming from the Kinvara, I worried about the higher 10mm offset but hardly noticed this while running. At 170 miles, both shoes show little wear besides some scuffing of the full coverage rubber. I expect to take them well beyond 400 miles. Material quality is good. While it can feel a bit squishy when picking up the pace, the Cumulus 23 fulfills its duty very well as a forgiving daily trainer for recovery runs and long runs.
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