Best Running Shoes Review – Asics Gel Cumulus 18


Best Running Shoes ReviewProduct: Asics Gel Cumulus 18
Price: $120/£115
Where to Buy: Amazon (US) / Asics (UK)
Best For: Running & Training
My Rating: 5/5 Stars


“This Women’s Running Shoe Gives Your Push Offs A Little Extra Power.”

Best Running Shoes Review – Asics Gel Cumulus 18


Best Running Shoes Review Asics Gel Cumulus 18The comfort level of these shoes is just amazing. As Asics describe it, “Your foot bounces off the pavement with the lighter, springier FluidRide 2.0 midsole of the GEL-CUMULUS 18. Day or night, you get the same elite performance from this cushioning shoe. Your foot bounces off the pavement with the lighter, springier FluidRide midsole. Extra cushioning comes courtesy of SpEVA, and your push offs get a little extra power with a straighter platform under your big toe.”

You will find that the Fluidride midsole completely supports your foot and provides great cushioning when your foot hits the ground. The flex grooves help to guide your feet as you run and these are a really strong improvement on previous generations of the shoe. The gel cushioning in the front and back of the shoe softens every landing. You will also notice when you wear these shoes that moisture is wicked away from the foot with the Comfordry Sockliner that features high rebound properties and provides excellent moisture management and a high level of breathability.


Asics Gel Cumulus 18Specifically designed to fit the female foot, these shoes envelop the shape of your foot like a glove. Some people have commented that the Gel Cumulus 18’s run slightly narrower than previous generations of the shoe and I would say this is the case, though it does not affect the overall fit of the shoe for me. A friend who has wide feet, also has these shoes, and they fit her perfectly. There is still plenty of breathing room around the toe area and since I always purchase my Asics a half size larger than my usual shoe size this ensures a perfect fit. They are also extremely soft and light which makes them a joy to wear for walking or running.


Asics Gel Cumulus 18 WomensAs well as being the most comfortable shoes we have ever owned, these running shoes look good too. We love the bright pop of color to the Indigo and Pink colorway (they also go great with multiple different outfits) but they also come in several other colorways so you can choose the one that suits you. They have the Asics Gel Cumulus small logo to the back of the shoe and the standard Asics logo to the tongue. Another feature to note are the shoe laces themselves which are not the scratchy texture of some shoelaces but a soft durable fabric.


They are a really good price point for the quality of the shoe that you are getting. You can find cheaper versions but they are nowhere near the same quality as these ones. Equally you can spend more on a running shoe but once you have tried the Asics Gel Cumulus you will wonder why you ever used those other brands. Seriously try them, you won’t regret it.

Best For: Running and Training

Best Running Shoes ReviewI have been a longtime fan of the Asics Gel Cumulus range, having tried many other inferior brands until I found these shoes, and they are the ideal shoe for me. It is really important to invest in quality running shoes that fit you really well, as without them you can suffer injuries and you will be uncomfortable whilst running and not running at your best. I highly recommend these shoes for running, I just recently wore them to run a half marathon, but they are equally as good to wear at the gym and during training. You will notice that every step feels lighter and springier when you are wearing them, take these shoes for a spin and you will see what we mean!

The Verdict

Running ClothesThese are the best generation of the Gel Cumulus range yet and are our favorite running shoes that we have ever owned. I have had mine for many months now and they still feel as good as new. They combine unbeatable cushioning and comfort with great style, in a winning combination like no other.

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