The ASICS Gel Cumulus 16 is a standard, daily running, neutral shoe designed for a neutral or supinated foot motion.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


The ASICS Cumulus 16 is the most cushioned version of the Cumulus to date. Larger heel and forefoot Gel units are combined with a new FluidRide midsole to deliver a more cushioned ride with better energy return. The refined upper simply feels good and delivers the renowned Asics fitASICS for daily training and long runs, the Cumulus 16 meets the needs of serious runners with neutral to supinated foot-strikes.

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Weight: 8.9 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (31mm), Forefoot (20mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


  • Rearfoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
  • Forefoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
  • FluidRide provides responsive cushioning with reduced weight and increased durability.
  • Guidance Line is a flex groove that runs vertically from the heel to the forefoot for improved gait efficiency.
  • Guidance Trusstic System is a lightweight support system that provides additional torsional rigidity.
  • Impact Guidance System (IGS) design creates a smooth and balanced heel-to-toe transition.


  • ASICS High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) in the heel is made of carbon rubber for exceptional durability.
  • DuraSponge Outsole in the forefoot is made from a blown AHAR compound, for responsive cushioning and flexibility.


  • Open mesh on the upper provides breathable coverage.
  • Personal Heel Fit (PHF) uses a two layer memory foam lining in the heel collar to provide an individualized fit.
  • ComforDry Sockliner is made with anti-bacterial material to reduce odor and moisture and provide additional cushioning.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to Solyte 45 Foam, for enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

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Customer Reviews

Comments: Fit: snug in the heel (but not chafing), perfect in the middle, and at the ball of the foot. The length seems short, so if you prefer wiggle room in the toes, go up a half size. My toes were about a half inch from the end of the shoe. Road test: On a trail run, these felt light and well supported. The gel absorbed impact, and the snug support ensured I didn't feel any discomfort in the arch or my heel. I strike heel first, slight outer pronation, then roll forward to push off centered with the front of my foot. These feel like they are actually correcting that! After a mile, I felt my shins and calves were having to do more work than usual, since I know my stride has been lazy in the past. Gym test: Great arch support. Grippy sole, and well ventilated. My feet actually didn't get all sweaty! Colors: Not as pictures. The one that looks navy is actually a royal purple, but the shoe looks great & I love the colors!
From: Jenn, NC, USA. July 5th 2015

Comments: These are great so far. Colors are brighter than the picture - the navy blue is actually a royal purple. The heel fits snug, which I like; the arch feels perfect; but the toe section is slightly snug, which I don't prefer since I do various running (trails, roads, city sidewalks, etc). There's also just about 1/2 inch between my toes and the end of the shoe. There's no room for inserts - if it says it's an 11, it's an 11 exactly. We'll see how well they hold up after some miles get put on them!
From: Jenn, NC, USA. July 1st 2015