All running is motion and force of will and in the 20 years that the Cumulus series has been available to our feet we’ve seen many cycles questioning the true essence of running and by extension the proper shoes. Studies, testimonials, and disavowals will persist for years but let those who run by fads figure out the message. I’ll go for comfort and planned activity as indicators. If Born to Run was death to the traditional running shoe - it wasn’t but you know how people like to talk- then the Cumulus 20 may be part of the resurrection. Pairing rearfoot and forefoot gel cushioning with FluidRide technology and a breathable mesh upper rendering a daily training shoe that can be used time and time again because consistency can be timeless.
Features & Benefits
Addition of a softer and bouncier layer of foam under the sock liner.
New stretchy mesh upper along with a wider toe box to accommodate more foot shapes.
Reconfigured rubber outsole layout with a removed trusstic system to create a smoother ride.
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.
Flytefoam utilizes organic fibers that are embedded into the foam to offer lightweight resiliency.
Flytefoam Propel is a softer and bouncier foam added to increase responsiveness while maintaining comfort.
Guidance Line is a flex groove that runs vertically from the heel to the forefoot for improved gait efficiency.
Impact Guidance System (IGS) design creates a smooth and balanced heel-to-toe transition.
Gender Specific Cushioning uses an injected top layer of Solyte cushioning for additional comfort.
FluidRide midsole provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability.
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.
Engineered mesh comprises the upper, providing lightweight breathability for a plush, irritant-free fit.
Seamless Upper Construction allows for irritation-free sockless wear.
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 SpEVA 45 Foam, for enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.