It’s not every day that a shoe models goes up to 19 years in lifespan but the Gel-Cumulus has outlasted most of its competitors over the last few years.
The GEL-CUMULUS 19 is a mid-high mileage running shoe that would suite a neutral to under-pronator type of runner. It comes in at 320grams in a men’s Us9/uk8 and 257grams in ladies us7/uk5.Whats quit light for a distance trainer.
The heel (23mm) to forefoot (13mm) difference is 10mm.Whats normal for a distance trainer.
The midsole is also packed with features like:
ASICS FluidRide® midsole provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability.
I.G.S® (Impact Guidance System) Technology
ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Technology Cushioning Systems
Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
Guidance Trusstic System™ Technology
This Trusstic System® Technology integrates Guidance Line® construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity.
Guidance Line® Midsole Technology
Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.
The use of seamless materials reduces the potential for irritation and friction caused by traditional stitches and seams.
Independently placed eyelets disperse lace tension, creating a customized fitting environment and enhanced upper comfort.
Removable sockliner that provides cushioning performance and moisture wicking for a cooler, dryer, healthier environment
All and all this is a great update and I have weartested a pair for the last 2 months and must say the fit improved from the 18 and ride underneath the foot is great!
Looking forward to the next 19 years in innovative updates in the Gel-CUMULUS 19!