ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 vs. ASICS GT-2000 5

ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 is a basic trainer that provides a good amount of comfort and cushioning. ASICS GT-2000 5 is supportive and provides enough cushioning for long runs.

The ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 and the ASICS GT-2000 5 fall in two different categories of running shoes, with the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 being a neutral cushioning running shoe and the ASICS GT-2000 5 a stability running shoe for moderate overpronators.

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The uppers of the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the ASICS GT-2000 5 look quite similar in what they provide to runners, but the ASICS GT-2000 5 is more covered than the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19.

For example, the ASICS GT-2000 5 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has more overlays around the midfoot, it has a stitched-on toecap, and it comes with an external heel counter at the back, all of which is an indication that the ASICS GT-2000 5 has a more supportive upper than the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19.

Both running shoes have mostly no-sew overlays with stitches on overlays that are located more towards the back of the running shoes.

Because the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 has less overlays and a toe box that is more open than that of the ASICS GT-2000 5, the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 is expected to feel a bit more comfortable than the ASICS GT-2000 5.

The uppers of these two running shoes deliver what is expected of them to their respective audiences, that is, enough support to keep your foot on the running platform and comfort from the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19, and lots of support from the ASICS GT-2000 5.

The ASICS GT-2000 5 and the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 make use of the same type of midsole material and consist of two layers of foam with GEL cushioning between these two layers.

The pod of GEL in the forefoot is visible on the lateral side of the midsole of the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 but not of that of the ASICS GT-2000 5, as an indication that the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 is supposed to deliver a softer ride than the ASICS GT-2000 5.

Nonetheless, lab tests have indicated that the ASICS GT-2000 5 has a cushy forefoot for both men and women but a somewhat less cushy heel.

Men, in particular, could find that the amount of heel cushioning in the ASICS GT-2000 5 to be on the firm side.

The ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 delivers a good amount of heel and forefoot cushioning to both men and women so should feel overall softer than the ASICS GT-2000 5, which is what is expected of a cushioning running shoe.

The big difference between the midsoles can be found on the medial side, where the ASICS GT-2000 5 comes with an area of reinforced foam in its midsole but the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 does not.

This is a good indication that the ASICS GT-2000 5 is supposed to be more supportive than the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 and a running shoe that is supposed to help stop the feet of overpronators from rolling too far inward.

The ASICS GT-2000 5 also comes with a midfoot shank that connects the lateral side to the medial side of the midsole to provide midfoot integrity and support.

While the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 also has a midfoot shank, the two sides are not connected, so it does not deliver as much support as the ASICS GT-2000 5.

However, this feature does increase the stability of the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 but not to the amount that the ASICS GT-2000 5 delivers.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes look quite similar in construction and layout, with large areas of rubber and a good amount of flex grooves.

Nonetheless, lab tests have indicated that the ASICS GT-2000 5, in particular, is on the stiff side for both men and women, probably due to the fact that it offers a lot of forefoot cushioning.

The women's version of the ASICS GT-2000 5 weighs approximately 9.8 oz (278 grams), while the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 for women weighs approximately 9.1 oz (258 grams).

The men's version of the ASICS GT-2000 5 weighs about 11.2 oz (318 grams), and the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 for men weighs about 11.3 oz (320 grams).

Making a decision between the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 and the ASICS GT-2000 5 should not be a difficult one, because the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 was built for neutral runners who do not need much stability and support, while the ASICS GT-2000 5 was built with the needs of moderate overpronators in mind.

The ASICS GEL-Cumulus 19 is a stable neutral running shoe that delivers a soft and comfortable ride, while the ASICS GT-2000 5 delivers lots of stability and support and has a cushy forefoot.

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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