New ASICS FF BLAST™ cushioning technology offers advanced durability and comfort for the wearer

2022.05.06 PRESS


New ASICS FF BLAST™ cushioning technology offers advanced durability and comfort for the wearer

ASICS Press Release

[May 6th 2022 – KOBE, JAPAN] – Today, ASICS is proud to launch the GEL-CUMULUS™ 24, a versatile running shoe that provides upmost comfort for everyday runners covering a wide range of distance.

The latest shoe in the GEL-CUMULUS™ range features FF BLAST™ cushioning, a new ASICS technology which makes the shoe approximately 24 grams lighter1 than its predecessor while creating a softer landing and more energized toe-off in every step. In addition, a new ASICS LITE™ Outsole Rubber is strong and lightweight, helping reduce resistance against abrasions and allowing for a more responsive run.

To increase comfort, the bottom of the shoe features an improved heel fit and foam underfoot, allowing for a smoother feel. This combines with the upper’s engineered jacquard mesh to give the shoe more breathability, keeping the wearer’s foot cooler during runs.

The GEL-CUMULUS™ 24 shoe boasts a modernized design, with the silhouette of both the upper and midsole being updated to give the shoe a brighter and more exciting look.

Tomohiro Nagasue, General Manager, Performance Running Footwear, Product Development at ASICS said: “At ASICS we understand the challenges that runners face every time they run and are committed to providing runners with the highest level of performance and protection, to help uplift their body and mind. The latest GEL-CUMULUS™ 24 shoe provides runners with the comfort, durability, and versatility to run as far as they desire, allowing them to not only get the most out of the shoe but also out of themselves too. This shoe is the perfect choice for someone who is looking to experience the uplifting benefits of movement on the mind."

As part of the recent unveiling of the ASICS State of Mind Index, a landmark global study which indicates a positive link between exercise and mental health, ASICS is inviting the world to take part in the 15:09 Uplift Challenge. Anyone can participate by simply dedicating 15:09 minutes to moving their body and mind throughout the month of June and challenging family or friends to do the same. With its versatility and smoothness, the launch of the GEL-CUMULUS™ 24 shoe is just one of the ways in which ASICS is helping every runner to take part.

The GEL-CUMULUS™ 24 running shoe will be available in men’s and women’s sizes at ASICS retail, online stores and specialty running outlets globally starting May 6th 2022. The GEL-CUMULUSTM 24 will retail for $120.

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1 – Comparison based on US Men’s 9 size shoe.

About the ASICS State of Mind Index

The State of Mind Index is a first-of-its-kind study conducted by ASICS which looks at the relationship between State of Mind and exercise around the world. The State of Mind Index is a score out of 100, calculated based on the accumulative mean scores across ten cognitive and emotional traits – including positivity, content, relaxed, focused and composed. Conducted by Edelman Data & Insights, the study was carried out among a total sample size of 37,000 respondents across 16 countries globally – nationally representative by age, gender and region in each market. The countries included in the study are Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, UAE, UK & USA. Generational breakdown included in the study was as follows:

  • Boomers & Silent (older generation) - 57+
  • Gen X - 41-56
  • Millennials - 25-40
  • Gen Z - 18-24

Doing more than 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per week

2 Doing less than 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per week