When it comes to running shoes, I have never been a fan of change. I’m a believer in tried and true and if it’s not broken, then don’t fix it. Accordingly, ASICS has been my shoe of choice for over a decade.
As a competitive runner since high school, I have a narrow foot and a history of injuries. ASICS fits my foot better than any shoe I’ve ever come across. And I’ve stayed relatively injury-free since becoming an ASICS loyalist during my freshman year of college.
That being said, I’ve also stuck with the same pair of shoes since college. But my mileage is half of what it was during my collegiate years and speed workouts are no longer a part of my vocabulary, so I decided it was time to try out a new pair of shoes. The ASICS Gel-Cumulus 24 caught my eye.
ASICS Gel-Cumulus 24 Review
Gel-Cumulus 24 Specs
- Materials: Engineered mesh, foam cushioning, OrthoLite sockliner, reflective accents
- Weight: 8.8 oz.
- Midsole drop: 8 mm
- Price: $130
Out of the box, the Cumulus 24 fit my narrow foot well and didn’t require excessive fidgeting with the laces to find a comfortable fit. On preliminary walks around the block, the shoes fit and felt comfortable.
Typically, I run three to five times per week (anywhere from 3 to 10 miles) and alternate between road and trail runs. I live on Oahu, so trail runs can range from a well-maintained fire road to a climb up the side of a cliff. The Cumulus is advertised as a versatile shoe, so I assumed it would perform well on both the road and mild trail runs.