The thirteenth edition of the Asics Gel Cumulus line came out in September 2010. This cushioning shoe type was built to suit people who under to mildly over pronate when they run. The additional cushioning provided by this shoe keeps the foot stable when it strikes the ground and the extended rubber helps to gently correct over pronation. If you do any type of long distance running, just starting to get into the running habit, even walk moderately, then this shoe can assist you in your fitness goals.
The Impact Guidance System is Asics proprietary design that it uses in most all of its shoes. It is an integrated design philosophy that links the contributing components in order to guide the gait into a natural pattern. The system begins with rearfoot and forefoot gel that absorbs much of the shock of impact. In addition to preventing feet from becoming sore, the gel fluidly moves the foot through the gait cycle.
The Guidance Line technology involves a flex groove that encourages an efficient stride by decoupling the tooling along the line of progression. The Space Trusstic System encompasses a midfoot stabilizer that promotes controlled midsole deformation by creating a pocket between the Trusstic System and the midsole. This results in a foot that functions more efficiently so you are able to glide through transitions with ease.
Discrete Eyelets work to create an environment that keeps the foot snug in the shoe. The eyelets reduce irritation by distributing lace tension and the padded tongue enhances comfort. The ComfortDry sockline contain anti-odor properties that work with the breathable upper mesh to keep the foot dry, cool, and odor free.
Superior cushioning is achieved through the use of the DuraSponge forefoot outsole material while AHAR, a high abrasion rubber, is situated in various places on the outsole to maintain durability and keep your feet protected from the pounding it takes during your runs.
Reviews of the Asics Gel-Cumulus 13 have been generally positive. People like the how the shoe fits and found it provided the support they needed to go on long runs. Asics has long been a leader in the running shoe field and has gathered lots of fans that enjoy how the shoes feel when they run.
The shoe is moderately priced when compared to others in it class. You can find older styles of this line for less and still get the same shoe technology that makes Asics great. The Asics Gel-Cumulus 13 is available in men and womens sizes in a variety of color schemes.