Review: Asics Cumulus 19

Asics is nothing if not persistent. The Cumulus has been around for nearly 20 years (like most of their core line) and hasn’t changed a whole lot. That’s good news for lovers of the shoe, but how does it hold up for the general populace?

Right off the bat, you notice a firmer ride. The heel to toe transition is a little rough, but very traditional. On the downside, the Cumulus feels every ounce of its not-inconsiderable weight. Other than that, there’s not really a whole lot that stands out about the midsole.

Photo courtesy of Asics
A super breathable mesh upper is married to a very traditional midsole on the Cumulus 19.

The upper has a lot more to talk about. It has some really good width and breathability, and the grip around the heel is fantastic, so it works for a range of foot sizes. If you have flat feet, you might feel the heel counter in your arch a little bit, but it isn’t all that irritating. One problem is that your foot slides forward in the shoe, which makes them run a bit short, just by de facto.

The Asics Cumulus 19 is really a no nonsense shoe. ┬áIt lacks frills or bells and it’s almost kind of boring. But look, a turkey sandwich is still good, it’s just not a club sandwich. If you don’t really want to think too much about what you’re putting on your feet, the Cumulus 19 fits the bill.

Score: 7/10

ASICS Cumulus 19 Men Shoes
ASICS Cumulus 19 Women Shoes

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