By David Saunders, Health Editor | UPDATED: 08:28, 08 July 2020
Who says you can’t improve on a classic? For 20 years, the GEL-CUMULUS™ shoe model has been a firm favourite among its loyal fans from performance runners to beginners.
But in running there is always room for improvement, which is why the ASICS Institute of Sport Science (ISS) has improved the cushioning and doubled the performance of the fit in areas of the new GEL-CUMULUS™ 21 model giving runners their superior ride in the iconic shoe.
The development of every ASICS shoe including its legend models sees them go through an intensive testing and development cycle in which the new shoe will only be released if the data proves it outperforms the predecessor. For the GEL-CUMULUS™ 21 model the improvement goal was on giving an even smoother ride so they focused on improving the fit and cushioning.
They did this by introducing two new features to the GEL-CUMULUS™ 21 shoe model:
The improved discrete eyelet construction for an even better fit with significant improvement on the lateral side and increased performance on the medial side.
2. The combination of FLYTEFOAM™ midsole, softer FLYTEFOAM™ Propel, and Rearfoot GEL™ technology has improved the ride comfort giving runners increased cushioning.
Sara Hall, US marathon runner and ASICS ambassador said: “True to its name, the GEL-CUMULUS is my pick for maximum cloud-like cushioning. It is light enough to run faster runs in but sturdy enough for high mileage and keeps my feet moving in a neutral position. They are also ideal for when my legs are extra beat up and I’m taking it one mile at a time in training. I’ve been wearing the GEL-CUMULUS for 14 years now. They were the first shoes I received and trained in as a professional runner and I’ve gone on a journey with them ever since.”
The GEL-CUMULUS™ 21 model will be available from ASICS retail and online stores as well as specialist running outlets from May 1st 2019 priced at [MARKETS TO INSERT LOCAL RRP]. Stockists include: [MARKETS TO INSERT LOCAL STOCKISTS]
To find out more about the product, please visit asics.com