Asics GEL Cumulus 10

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Asics GEL Cumulus 10
Where the Cumulus used to be a very neutral, pillowy ride, it’s more stable than ever and would now suit mild overpronators.

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This shoe has been overhauled, with a discrete heel unit for stability and shock absorption, memory foam sockliner for greater comfort (that should last longer than the old EVA insole) and an improved fit around the heel. The outsole has been redesigned to give better contact with the road. Following its ...  Continue reading

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4 user reviews of Asics GEL Cumulus 10 See all

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Great shoe, fairly long lasting and comfortable. Continue reading...
The GT2140 fit better but the cumulus is softer. Use the cumulus for recovery runs at present after hard training or during injury. The ride is just so soft and gentle. If the fitting was tighter the GT2140 wou Continue reading...
Very happy with this shoe, tried a couple now and this one shines through. (Durability still to be tested, 100m done and still going strong) Continue reading...
Really comfortable shoe straight out of the box, I wore them round the house for two days and then did 30mins in them on pavement, you can feel the cushioning but also feel supported, I managed to get mine from Continue reading...


Is it me, or have Asics completely changed the heel in this upgrade? I have run is asics for the past 2 years(about 7 pairs) and was always able to take them out of the box and run in them straight away with no problems. I tried this with my new Cumulus 10's and it took my heels about 3 weeks to recover afterwards. It's like as if the heel section has been lenghtened by about 5 mm. Im going back to Cumulus 9.

Posted: 03/10/2008 at 22:40

gosh, i thought it was me. i have just got back from a run with my new trainers and my ankles are very painful. think i will go back to the cumulus 9 or have you tried the stathos? read this is a cushioned shoe. 

Posted: 05/10/2008 at 20:20

I posted on the same issue with the Nimbus 10, Asics have definitely changed the heel cup in their latest shoes.

I've worn Nimbus for years, never a problem out of the box but the 10s were blister hell.

I've binned them after about 200 very painful miles, they never got any better. The padding in the heel cup doesn't seem to extend all the way to the sole, just the top half-inch or so, this was the problem for me.

Moved on to Nike Vomero (too cushioned for me) and now onto Nike Lunaracer - these might be perfect for me, going to try the Lunatrainer as well.

Posted: 06/10/2008 at 08:20

I used Cumulus for some years - and as said, they were straight out of the box and no problem. But I have taken issue with the sole wear on the 9 which was making me think of changing. When I went to get a new pair, I tried the 10 but it just didn't feel the same underfoot on a short test run so I decided to change brands and went with the Brooks Defyance which so far has been fine, if a little harder undefoot.

it sounds as if Asics with sole wear issues on the Cumulus and Nimbus, and now a different feel underfoot, need to review what they are doing as they seem to be peeing a few people off

Posted: 06/10/2008 at 10:13

I have just got my first pair of cumulus 10, I love mine but didnt know any different, Asics say that if you like the old one try the New Stratus, info on their American site

Posted: 09/10/2008 at 12:46

Yes I've tried the 10s on today and immediately felt them higher in the heel and rubbing on the outside of my achilles.  Are the 9s any better?

Posted: 17/02/2009 at 16:56

Also had terrible trouble with the 2008 version of Cumulus after previous versions being great. If it aint broke why fix it? I have had problems in my lower right calf, achilles and shin area and want to change to something else. Definitely feel a difference in the heel of the shoe.

Can anyone suggest something similar to the old version of Cumulus? I wear custom fitted orthotics and have been told by my pod that I land on the outside of my foot so I should probably stick with neutral shoes. Although that may be a whole other debate?

 Any ideas or is it the usual advice to go to your local running shop and see how each one feels? Before I am asked, I will be seeking expert advice from a physio to sort out my lower leg problems after some helpful suggestions on the injury forum. My pod has been less than helpful.

Posted: 23/02/2009 at 20:59

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