Asics Gel Cumulus 26

Running Shoe Reviews
Asics Gel Cumulus 26

Category

Neutral Road Running Shoes

Summary

Average Weight: Men's 253g / Women's 229g
Stack Height: 8mm (heel: 30mm, forefoot: 22mm)

Heel-Toe Drop: 8mm

A reliable and cushioned daily trainer suitable for any distance – a shoe shaped to fit and provide the best comfort.

Men's Asics Gel Cumulus 26

Men's Asics Gel Cumulus 26
£140

Women's Asics Gel Cumulus 26

Women's Asics Gel Cumulus 26
£140

Features

Upper

  • Jacquard mesh for a snug and plush fit, tapered toe box
  • Padded tongue 
  • Heel counter slightly snug with moderate cushioning

Midsole

  • Flytefoam Blast+ midsole is firmer – snappier and gentle roll, great up-tempo feel
  • PureGel 65% softer than predecessors
  • Less flared heel for increased comfort and stability on landing

Outersole

  • Grooves for flexibility under the forefoot
  • Updated rocker geometry for smoother heel-toe transition
Asics Gel Cumulus 26
Asics Gel Cumulus 26

Pros

  • Soft and bouncy  
  • Durable   
  • Good traction  
  • Solid heel clutch   

Cons

  • Some people might find the upper too warm, but it is breathable
  • Tapered toe box can feel narrow for some runners

In Testing

As a big fan of Asics, the Gel Cumulus 26 did not disappoint my expectations. The heel lock is fantastic and the cushioning is superb. I find that it gets a bit warm – in fact, I tend to wear it more during my winter training. It features a lower drop of 8mm, which makes it more versatile for runners like me, who are trying to improve their running technique by landing more with a midfoot/forefoot strike


Verdict

I'm very happy with the Cumulus 26. Comfy and smooth, perfect for slow everyday runs. It's also suitable for gym, working and walking.

Men's Asics Gel Cumulus 26

Men's Asics Gel Cumulus 26
£140

Women's Asics Gel Cumulus 26

Women's Asics Gel Cumulus 26
£140

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