November 7, 2016

Going the Distance With the Asics GEL-Cumulus® 18 GTX Shoe

We take a look at the Asics GEL-Cumulus® 18 GTX Shoe to see what benefits runners can expect to find with this seamless design.

It’s a familiar setting: you’re out on a routine run and the storm clouds run through. The run you thought would be a walk, or run, in the park is now riddled with puddles, a steady downpour, and soaked shoes.

Unless you’re wearing a pair of Asics GEL-Cumulus® 18 GTX Shoes.

Asics GEL-Cumulus® 18 GTX Shoe pictured on a mountain top


The Asics GEL-Cumulus® 18 GTX Shoe, with GORE-TEX lining, is the weatherproof running shoe you’ve been dreaming of on those snow days you’re stuck inside wishing you could hit the road.

Asics decided to build the shoe without seams this time around. The result? Reduced friction and irritation you might encounter with stitches and seams. Gone are the days where you’d run and get that nagging feeling your shoes are rubbing your feet raw.

But the biggest benefit of running in the Asics GEL-Cumulus® 18 GTX Shoe is in the name itself. Found both in the rear and forefoot, the GEL® cushioning system has earned a reputation for being highly efficient at attenuating shock caused with each foot strike. Not only that but it also fluidly moves the foot through multiple planes throughout the gait cycle.

Expertly crafted, the Asics GEL-Cumulus® 18 GTX Shoe features so many minute details in its construction that truly contribute to a better, safer, and drier run.

Asics GEL-Cumulus® 18 GTX Shoe pictured on pavement


When you’re in the market for a new running shoe, it’s all about the pronation. As defined by Asics, “Pronation is how a runner’s foot rolls medially between footfall and toe-off. Underpronation is when the foot rolls outwards, overpronation is when it rolls inwards, and a neutral pattern is when little rolling occurs.”

This shoe is designed for runners that have neutral to underpronation. Head into a local shoe shop to find out exactly what your pronation is.

Girl stretches while wearing Asics GEL-Cumulus® 18 GTX Shoes


These shoes are designed to take a beating. If your sights are set on high mileage runs as you train for the coming marathon, these shoes are the perfect fit. They’ll keep up no matter the distance or weather. Order yours today.

Even if the Asics GEL-Cumulus® 18 GTX Shoe isn’t your cup of tea, we have a handful of other running shoes with GORE-TEX lining that’ll fit your run.

Check out our road running shoes with GORE-TEX lining here.

Check out our trail running shoes with GORE-TEX lining here.

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