The GEL-CUMULUS™ 22 AWL (All Winter Long) running shoe is a recommended choice for neutral runners who want a soft, flexible everyday trainer with a great fit. This offering is a water-resistant variation that's accented with added reflectivity for running in low light conditions.
This update features a one-piece upper mesh which balances support and comfort around the foot—giving you an excellent fit right out of the box.
The FLYTEFOAM™ technology midsole is softer than the previous version to promote a pillowy ride. Under heel where the foot first hits the ground has been redesigned to better isolate impact. This new heel design has deeper forefoot flex grooves and a softer midsole foam to give you a soft ride.
A hard-wearing AHARPLUS rubber heel plug compound has been placed in key contact areas to help the GEL-CUMULUS™ 22 AWL shoe stand up to a ton of miles.
Pronation is part of the natural movement of the human body and refers to the way your foot rolls inward for impact distribution upon landing. Understanding your pronation type can help you find a comfortable running shoe. The GEL-CUMULUS 22 AWL is made for Neutral.
Normal size arches
There is even distribution from the front of the foot.
How your foot contacts the ground
The foot lands on outside of the heel, then rolls inward (pronates) to absorb shock and support body weight.
FLYTEFOAM™ Propel technology in the midsole offers excellent bounce and toe-off
AHARPLUS™ rubber Heel Plug compound has been placed in key contact areas of the outsole to better resist wear
GEL-CUMULUS 22 AWL is rated
4.5 out of
Rated 4 out of
Great cushioning and comfort with smooth rideThe FlyteFoam and Gel combination in the mid-sole is great, providing the right level of cushioning and a smooth ride at various speeds, although the 10mm may not be for everyone.
The heel counter is very supportive and the upper and tongue are very plush, but makes the whole shoe feel a bit bulky and it's not the lightest shoe around, but still performs well enough at higher speeds. Yet to test these out in substantial showers but it did the job during light rain.
The non-lace system works well with the padded tongue and upper, leading to a good lockdown.
Overall, an excellent everyday trainer for the autumn and winter seasons.
Date published: 2020-10-25
Rated 5 out of
UniqueI was lucky enough to get to try these out and being a fan of cumulus 20 I was hoping they would live up to my expectations
They certainly do
More comfortable than previous models excellent cushioning and all round support
I highly recommend the 22s and looking forward to using them when the weather turns up north