Made to go the distance.

The new ASICS Gel-Cumulus 21 is made for the neutral runner who prefers a more stable and cushioned shoe to fuel their long runs. So if this sounds like you, then look no further.

Having used the Gel-Cumulus 19’s for sometime I was keen to try the latest model which has been designed to cushion and support your feet over long distances. Like all ASICS products, the shoe is packed with technologies, such as:

• Rearfoot and forefoot Gel Cushioning for ultimate shock absorption.

•Jacquard upper mesh to ensure your feet stay cool.

• Flytefoam Propel through the midsole to provide a bounce and energy.

• Impact Guidance System and Guidance Line to provide stability, and enhance your natural gait as you move.

• High resistant outer sole to reduce wear at key impact areas.

•Eva sock-liner that moulds to the shape of your foot for added comfort.

These technologies make this a great running shoe to have in your kit bag to make sure you'll be able to take on those extra miles in comfort and style.

One of the first thing I noticed with the Gel-Cumulus 21’s are how they really mould to your foot as soon as you slip them on. The rearfoot and forefoot technology makes this shoe notably softer underfoot compared to the 19s I was previously wearing and the inner sock liner really adds to the comfort as well has providing a breathable and cool sensation when things really start to heat up.

Weighing in at just 240g this shoe is pretty lightweight for a long distance runner compared to most and so I have been able to tackle some high mileage runs without any discomfort. Another addition which I really like is the reflective detailing on the rear of the shoe - so you will be noticed even at very low levels of light.


-High level of cushioning

-Very durable outer sole for mixed terrain

-Great for long distance runs

-Breathable mesh keeps your feet cool


-A little firm for the first few miles

-If you prefer more room in the toe box go up a half size

Overall I am extremely happy with the new Gel-Cumulus 21 and you can be sure that every step you take will be a comfortable one so you can run even longer than you have before!


Go further than you thought possible with the men's GEL-CUMULUS™ 21 performance road running shoe by ASICS. Designed to cushion and support your feet over long distances, this shoe boasts FLYTEFOAM™ Propel technology for exc...


written by

Josh Holman

Engineer from Ely

Age group: 25-29

Club: Ely Tri Club

Coach: Mark Pearce (Intelli Tri)

Half marathon 10 KM Marathon Long distance triathlon Ultra marathon
half_marathon 10k marathon long_distance_triathlon ultra_marathon