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A popular and dependable go-to trainer for neutral runners seeking a smooth underfoot protection, the ASICS Gel Cumulus 15 offers moderate cushioning and a semi-soft ride.

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The ASICS Gel Cumulus 15 combines the cushioning you crave with a seamlessly smooth ride and a excellent fit. A fan-favorite among neutral runners, this daily trainer offers both rearfoot and forefoot Gel units for protection while you pound the pavement, and a two-layer midsole gives you a soft underfoot feel with a responsive ride. An airy mesh upper provides a personalized fit for secure and long lasting comfort.

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Weight: 11.4 oz (size 9)

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

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

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

INTRODUCTION

ASICS' Gel Cumulus 15 is a moderate feature, moderate neutral shoe designed for daily training and high mileage.

CUSHIONING

  • 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.
MIDSOLE
  • Solyte is an ultra light, top-of-the-line midsole that delivers durable and responsive cushioning.
  • Full Length Guidance Line is a flex groove that runs vertically from the heel to the forefoot for improved gait efficiency.
  • Space Trusstic System utilizes a gender-specific, thermal plastic midfoot unit for natural foot movement and increased torsional rigidity.
  • Impact Guidance System (IGS) design creates a smooth and balanced heel-to-toe transition.
UPPER
  • 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.
OUTSOLE
  • 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.

Comments: I always wear the Nimbus line, but couldn't afford the $150 for the new 16 model, so I thought I would try this one since it was selected to be a good model. Also, I always use the "shoe fitter" guide to select the right size. Well, was that wrong! I wore a 10 1/2 in the Nimbus 15 and it said I should order the 10 in the Cumulus. Way, way too tight in the toe box. I mean not close. This bothers me because I could have same some trouble if that would have been more accurate. I may or may not size up. Will probably order last years Nimbus.
From: Anonymous. May 14th 2014

Comments: Nicely cushioned both in the heel and forefoot without feeling mushy. The night glow is nice future for early evening runs. Very pleased with the flexible feel and nice heel to toe transition. Would give a solid 4.5 stars out of 5.
From: David, Tempe, AZ, USA. April 25th 2014

Comments: Cumulus 15 is my first asics shoe. I typically run in miz rider or sayonara, but was looking for something with a touch more cushioning for long Sunday runs. So far I am pleased with the 15. It is slightly more substantial and protective than wave rider 16, and thus a little heavier. But the extra weight is worth the extra protection for high mile days. I wouldn't call the Cumulus 15 plush, but more semi-soft yet still responsive enough for me. As a size reference, I wear 11 D in sayonara and rider 16, but I needed 11.5 D in cumulus. The fit is good, with a fairly high volume forefoot and toe box. I would say someone with a foot on the narrow side might want to look elsewhere. Hard to comment on durability this early, but my initial thoughts are that these will hold up the 300+ miles I usually keep my shoes, basically on par with mizuno and more durable than a saucony, for example. I'm 5'11", 178 lbs, 30 MPW @ 7:45- 9:15, neutral, mid-foot.
From: Will, USA

Comments: The 15 is a major improvement over the 14 as it addresses the 14's major flaws with a wider toebox and better cushioning. If you liked the 13's you'll like these. Overlays are kept to a minimum giving the shoe a light feel. Great heel-toe transition, but the 15's do offer a bit of support which I prefer as these are not minimal design shoes.
From: John, NJ, USA

Comments: I had run in the cumulus in the past when they were running shoes and then they became clunkers, which led me to run in the Nimbus. But the nimbus 15 in my opinion is a totally different shoe than its predecessor the 14, and one that is ill fitting and not responsive, as I just found out (returned immediately) and exchanged for the Cumulus 15. The best decision I have made in a while, the 15`s are great, good fit (buy 1/2 size bigger), well-cushioned and responsive. More importantly, they feel like running shoes made for runners, snug and despite their weight they feel much lighter. If you are looking for a basic trainer this is the best. Hope that asics never changes them.
From: RP, NY, NY, USA

Comments: The Cucumlus 15 is a terrific update to the prior version for 1 main reason - cushioning! Particularly in the forefoot. There is now a substantial gel unit directly underneath the landing area for those forefoot strikers out there (like me). The overall feel of the shoe is a little softer, it is not as stiff as the 14, toe-off strangely seems easier, and the hard-rubber impact areas on the outsole should guarantee excellent wear. Overall, I like everything about this shoe, and would highly recommend the 15 not only to wearers of the 14 (BTW, sizing is the same), but would suggest that those who wore earlier versions and disliked the 14 should maybe give these a look. The Cucumlus 15 will definetely be my road shoe for the next year. P.S. - The green model is darker than the horrific day-glo pictured.
From: Geary, South Orange County, CA

 

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

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

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

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