When it comes to neutral cushioning, few shoes come close to the popularity of the Asics Gel Cumulus, which will enter its 15th iteration this year. Expect a few changes in this update of the Asics Gel Cumulus 14. A reworked midsole offers a tad more protection than the previous model and a tweaked upper should deliver a slightly improved fit, but all in all we think this shoe will continue to offer the responsive, cushioned ride and lasting comfort that has made the Cumulus franchise an ongoing success.
What to Watch For
- Increased Cushioning: Asics has upped the Gel in both the heel and forefoot for increased underfoot protection.
- Footbed Updates: The Cumulus 15 switches to full-length SpEVA 45 lasting and a ComforDry sockliner replaces the 14’s molded EVA sockliner for an even more plush feel underfoot.
- Reduced Stitching: With this update, we see more welded and seamless overlays, especially around the midfoot, for reduced friction over the foot.