Overview

The Kayano keeps churning away as ASICS' top end supportive running shoe. As you would expect it is all about comfort but this is not a cumbersome running shoe. The cushioning is effective, as is the support and the upper fits very well too. Overall the shoe performs very well but that clearly comes at a cost. That is fine if you want the level of protection offered but many will behappy with a slightly less expensive shoe that still does the job.

Road Race Suitability

  Elite Performance Protection
5K
10K
10M
Half Marathon
Marathon
A review by taija
February 21, 2012
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Very soft and bouncy

Not very stabile shoe. Could be hard on your knees. I have had few injuries because of these shoes.
A review by nmjgarrity
August 25, 2009
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FABULOUS RUNNING SHOE!

I would highly recommend this shoe for comfort, support & cushioning. I made the switch from my Nikes which is the brand I've worn for years. This was the first shoe I tried on in the shop and it was a PERFECT fit. I couldn't believe how comfortable it was. There was no transitioning period - it was pure comfort straight away! I've had no blisters and have really enjoyed running in these shoes. I only run 4 to 5 miles per day - so I'm not a marathon runner, but I do believe any runner would be pleased!
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Shoe details

Gender Womens
Year 2009
Season Autumn/Winter
Current model
MSRP $

Suitabilty

Off Road Use
Short Trail
Long Trail
Adventure
Shoe Type
Neutral
Support
Motion Control
Trail
Lightweight
Racer
Surfaces
Road
Treadmill
Light Trail
Trail
Severe Trail
Weight
Light
Regular
Heavy