Video by Sam Winebaum
GEL-Cumulus 24, Puma Velocity Nitro 2, New Balance Fresh Foam 880v12
In the video I compare the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 24 (RTR Review soon), Puma Velocity Nitro 2, and New Balance Fresh Foam 880 v12 to each other in side by side one on each foot tests. All can be called all around road running daily trainers with very similar stack heights and drop yet each has a different personality and strengths.
ASICS GEL-Cumulus 24 ($135) RTR Review soon
Strengths: Most stable & substantial in ride and feel, most secure upper (wides available)
Key Features:Full Flytefoam Blast midsole (new!), gender specific construction, now 8mm drop
Approx. Weight: 9.65 oz / 274g US men’s 9
Approx. Full Stack Height: 30 mm heel / 22 mm forefoot, 8mm drop
Available May 2022
Strengths: Lightest, most uptempo in feel, liveliest, best value
Key Features: Supercritical foam underfoot with EVA below, light trails worthy PumaGrip outsole
Approx. Weight: 9.07 oz / 257g US men’s 9
Approx. Full Stack Height: 33mm heel / 23 mm forefoot, 10mm drop.
Available now.New Balance Fresh Foam 880 v12 ($135) RTR Review
Strengths: Roomiest in standard width (wides available), softest ride, most flexible
Key Features: Fresh Foam X main midsole with forefoot FuelCell layer
Approx. Weight: 10.37 oz / 294g US men’s 9
Approx. Full Stack Height: 33 mm heel / 23 mm forefoot, 10mm drop
Available April 2022
Watch the 3 way Comparison Review (17:44)
Tested samples were provided at no charge for review purposes others were personal purchases. RoadTrail Run has affiliate partnerships and may earn commission on products purchased through affiliate links in this article. These partnerships do not influence our editorial content. The opinions herein are entirely the authors’
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