ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 vs. ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19

ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 is a basic trainer that provides a good amount of comfort and cushioning. ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 delivers a soft but responsive ride to neutral runners.

The ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 and the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 are neutral cushioning running shoes, with the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 being a basic running shoe and the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 a more premium running shoe.

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The uppers of the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 differ quite a bit in construction.

For starters, the mesh of the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 is more open, while that of the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com might be tighter due to the fact that it is tightened and loosened in zones.

The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 comes with 3D printed overlays that run throughout the entire upper, while the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 comes with normal no-sew overlays that contain some stitches toward the back of the running shoe.

The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 also comes with stitches at the back, around the external heel counter that provides heel support. The ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 does not come with extra heel support in the form of an external heel counter.

Neither the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 nor the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 has a lot of overlays at the front, so the durability might be a bit less there.

All in all, both the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 and the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 should be able to keep your feet on the running platform, but the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 might provide a bit more support and a custom fit than the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19.

The midsoles of the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 and the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 consist of two layers of foam with GEL cushioning between those two layers in the heel and in the forefoot.

When you look at the amount of GEL in the forefoot, the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 comes with three GEL pods, while the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 only has one.

However, because the type of midsole material differs in the two running shoes, the ASICS GEL-Cumulus typically winds up delivering quite a bit of cushioning for a basic running shoe.

The ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 does not come with FlyteFoam in its midsole like the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 does. FlyteFoam is meant to deliver a more responsive ride, so the type of cushioning is a bit firmer.

Both running shoes have FluidRide is their midsoles, which is the component that delivers quite a bit of cushioning, and because the midsole of the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 consists almost entirely of this material, it can compete well with the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 in the cushioning department despite the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 being the more premium running shoe of the two.

Therefore, you can expect to get a soft ride from both running shoes.

Neither the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 nor the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 is meant to provide lots of stability and support, because they are meant to be worn by runners who do not need much stability and support.

However, they both come with a midfoot shank that provides some degree of support and stability under the midfoot.

The rubber outsoles of these two ASICS running shoes look similar in that they both come with a vertical flex groove that is meant to help you achieve a more efficient gait.

This flex groove goes further toward the front under the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 than it does under the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19.

While both running shoes have an equal amount of flex grooves, the first flex groove under the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 is interrupted. Therefore, the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 might feel a bit more flexible than the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19.

The women's version of the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 weighs approximately 8.9 oz (252 grams), while the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 for women weighs approximately 9.1 oz (258 grams).

The men's version of the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 weighs about 11.1 oz (315 grams), and the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 for men weighs 11.3 oz (320 grams).

If you are a neutral runner who is looking for a soft and comfortable ride, you could choose either the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 or the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19.

The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 delivers a more luxurious ride and might feel tighter in its upper, while the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 has everything a neutral runner needs but at a lower price point.

Note: The weight of a running shoe depends on the size of the running shoe, so any weights mentioned in this review may differ from the weight of the running shoe you choose to wear. Running shoes of the same size were compared for this review.

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