Review: Asics Gel-Cumulus 12

4 years ago

Hey Everyone!
I recently purchased a pair of the Asics Gel-Cumulus 12`s! I got these for $80 at Famous Footwear. I bought these shoes primarily for cushioning because my other running shoes are HORRIBLE in that area! The only shoe that I`ve really been in love with had been discontinued, so I can`t find it anywhere! I also wore them to pieces and had to throw them out :(
This is just a little review of what I thought of the Gel-Cumules 12`s. Here`s a bit of background on my foot and body type, which influenced how the shoes worked out for me:
* I have a wide foot with a high arch
* I tend to have a lot of knee pain
* I am slightly on the heavy side for my height, which may cause some of my knee pain due to running

Now for the shoe!

* This really is your classic running shoe in terms of shape and appearance. However, I would say that the heel height is a bit higher than normal in my opinion. This may cause you to land with more of a heel strike rather than midfoot, which may cause knee pain due to impact.
* I liked the colors, lime green, electric blue, gunmetal grey and white. I normally don`t go for white running shoes because I always get them so dirty!

First Impressions in the Store:
* In the store they felt very cushioned!
* I ran back and forth a few times and they felt great, like the cushioning was melding to my feet.

After purchasing these shoes, I took them to my local gym and cranked out 2 miles on a treadmill as a sort of test run to make sure they were okay. NOPE. The sides of my feet and my pinky toes fell asleep probably at the 0.8 mile mark! Not good. I didn`t even have the laces tight.

Final Verdict:
I wiped off the shoes with some Clorox wipes, packed them in a box and took them back to the store the next day. I run anywhere from 3 to 12 miles on my runs and I really don`t think I could handle my feet falling asleep at the 0.8 mile mark. I also have never $80 on a running shoe before and, if I do spend that much, I expect them to be perfect.
These shoes may work for those of you with a normal to slender foot type, but people with wide feet, beware!

Photos are my own.

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