External design ASICS Gel Cumulus 17

The ASICS Gel Cumulus 17 is a model of the mid-level line of ASICS’s shoes for neutral and under-pronators, which providing respectable quality of materials and good wearing characteristics for a medium price. In this shoes applied more qualitative materials that in the previous model, that’ why it has the better external appearance, comfort, and durability.

This version has a traditional Cumulus’s design: synthetic mesh upper (but in this time is seamless), covered with synthetic overlays (welded in Cumulus 17) and ASICS’s “logo”. The sole of the shoe is multilayer and consist of foam layer (EVA in this model) – providing great grip on the ground and stability – and gel inserts in toe and heel area for extra cushioning.

The Asics Gel Cumulus 17 has a lot of color options – from muted colored (like Onyx Black, Silver and Mix Grey) to bright colored ones (Hot Orange, Flash Yellow, Lime, Indigo Blue, etc.). Also, each pair has a bright reflective strip on the heel, which works well functionally.

Wearing advantages ASICS Gel Cumulus 17

  • weight

Asics Gel Cumulus 17 is a pretty heavy model comparison to the other models of this line. It uses a heavier foam midsole material EVA. The good news is that this kind of foam provides great durability and grip.

  • breathability

The upper made with engineered stretch mesh, which allows lightweight breathability and both with FluidFit (welded, multi-directional stretch mesh overlays, which fused and cover most of the outer side of the shoes from the forefoot to the rear) system provides a personalized, much snugger, glove-like fit on both your forefoot and mid-foot. Also, the construction of the upper is seamless so it ensures for irritation-free sockless wear.

  • Details
    • sock liner

One more addition to the shoe is a new sock liner – the Comfort Dry X-40 Sockliner. This sock liner, which made with the anti-bacterial material, is giving you reducing odor and moisture that is very important on a distance running and in a hot weather.

  • eyelets

The model has independently placed discrete eyelets, which disperse lace tension and enhance comfort.

  • Another know-hows, that supplied in a model

Guidance Line (a flex groove that runs vertically from the heel to the forefoot) – a system, that gives you the smoother transition from heel to toe and improves gait efficiency, which is very important for wearing stability.

FluidRide – the latest evolution in terms of midsole technology. It gives you the definitive combination of cushioning properties and bounces back through its incomparable durability and reduced weight.

Rearfoot and Forefoot Gel cushioning system – attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.

Trusstic system – reduced the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoes.

Impact Guidance System – ASICS’s design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot’s natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.

P.H.F.TM (Personal Heel Fit) Construction – 2 layers of memory foam line the collar and mold to the athlete’s heel, creating a personalized fit.

Conclusions ASICS Gel Cumulus 17

The ASICS Gel Cumulus 17 is improved version of ASICS’s Cumulus 16, which applies more comfortable running. It gives amazing fit with irritation absence and good ventilation because of applying redesigned seamless and breathable upper material. New construction of the sole (with bigger gel inserts) provides good grip on the ground and cushioning. This model created for under-pronators and for those runners, who has neutral pronation. The Cumulus 17 intended for plane surfaces (like a road, track, asphalt, etc.), but also proved itself very good on different difficult surfaces (e.g. like a dirt) and under different conditions (including in heavy rain). The Cumulus 17 suits the best to low-speed running and long races.

So these shoes are highly recommended for injury prone runners, new runners, for wearing round, morning running, workouts, and fitness activities.

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