The ASICS GEL Kayano was first launched in 1993 and attributable to its reputation is now on the twenty ninth version! I bought my first pair with the particular version NYC marathon brand in 2012 (yup the yr it was cancelled).
What makes this shoe so particular? I’m so very glad you requested.
This shoe was launched as one in every of their first for the “excessive mileage runner” and clearly has a loyal following for a stability shoe.
With the marginally larger heel to to ratio, it’s particularly superb for runners who’ve Achilles Ache or ankle ache whereas operating, together with overpronation, as a result of it can scale back the stress on these areas.
Whereas I’m not a stability shoe runner, I achieve this love to offer you all the main points so I’ve slipped my ft in to those for a number of fashions from the 23 to 27 to 29 to offer them a whirl.
ASICS GEL Kayano 29 Overview
Should you have been a fan of the Kayano 28, they didn’t do any main overhauls with this model, only a few tweaks that they consider will make it even higher. I believe that has been key to the longevity of this shoe.
They hold the adjustments minor with every iteration (which additionally means you may purchase the older fashions for WAY LESS and know they’re good).
The fundamental particulars that can assist you see what this shoe is about.
- Weight: 10.5 oz mens, 9.7 oz womens (barely lighter than earlier mannequin)
- Drop: 10 mm
- Overpronation (foot rolling inward), stability shoe
- Good for low arches or flatter ft
- Heel locking system that helps hold your foot in place
- Gender particular options (an enormous function!)
- Felt true to measurement
Doubtless as a result of it’s a stability shoe this can be a barely heavier shoe and clearly extra agency.
The ASICS Gel-Kayano 30 might be popping out in July of 2023.
Is the Gel-Kayano 29 for overpronation?
Sure. It’s completely a stability shoe.
The design of this shoe goes to assist these operating with flat ft or who are likely to overpronate. This implies the shoe goes to really feel a bit firmer to supply that assist on the within of your foot to maintain it from collapsing inward.
Yow will discover the latest Kayano on Zappos in quite a lot of colours and sizes. Personally, I went with the Techno Cyan/Dawn Purple understanding that pink is meant to make you run quicker. 🙂 I’ll take any benefit I can discover.
However in fact you don’t need to be as flashy, it’s additionally accessible in these colours:
- Deep Ocean/Cherry Tomato
- Electrical Blue/White
- Midnight/Lime Zest
- Sheet Rock/Amber
- White/Deep Ocean
- White/Velvet Pine (if I have been ordering…ya this one is cool)
Model clever you’re getting a very conventional trying operating shoe. So nothing tremendous vogue ahead, only a shoe doing it’s job.
I’ve instructed you this earlier than, however I LOVE ordering from Zappos as a result of not solely do they have an inclination to have extra complete info on sneakers than you’ll typically discover on the model web site, however quick, free-shipping for members and 365 return coverage simply makes it straightforward.
My first steps on this shoe made me consider the phrase gentle and I used to be SHOCKED. Stability sneakers aren’t speculated to be all cozy, no less than that’s what I all the time assume from having examined them for over 20 years of operating.
It felt like nice cushioning below my foot, within the heel and on the tongue. The truth is, the 29 makes use of their Flytefoam Blast+ which is reported to be 15% lighter, 15% softer, and have 12% extra bounce. All proper, I’m bought.
The heel locking system may positively be felt, which is appreciated as I’m all the time altering my operating shoe lacing to get extra heel management and stop blisters.
Beginning with the GEL Kayano 27, Asics actually began to implement some gender particular adjustments. And those that desire a stability shoe ought to be further completely satisfied. Women and men don’t have the identical foot construction, it’s why manufacturers have a mildew of every shoe in males’s and girls’s.
Sadly within the 27 and 28 that meant the ladies’s shoe was a 13mm drop to the lads’s 10mm. That’s an enormous distinction which has been corrected within the Gel-Kayano 29!
So the largest updates from the Gel-Kayano 28 to the 29:
- Eliminating the extra 3mm drop in girls’s
- Altering to the Flytefoam Blast+ for much less weight
- Slight change to the heel collar for a snugger match
It is best to have the ability to discover the ASICS Kayano 29 at any of your native operating shops. It’s a vastly in style mannequin that’s going to be carried.
You can even discover it on-line and as famous with some reductions in the event you search for the 28.
Who Wants a Stability Shoe?
The primary objective is all the time to make sure there isn’t a muscle imbalance or weak spot in your hips or glutes inflicting your foot to roll inward if you land. As soon as that has been dominated out, a stability shoe will help to stop knee ache, hip ache and a variety of different points.
- Is the wear and tear sample on the within of your shoe greater than elsewhere?
- When standing in your trainers do you discover your foot falling inward?
- Do you have got low arches or flat ft?
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