This year, ASICS introduces their brand new GEL-Kayano 24 to take over for their previous installment. Over the years this shoe has gained a reputation of being a cushioned and responsive workhorse.
The GEL-Kayano 24 is designed with comfort and versatile stability in mind as it can be worn by neutral runners and moderate overpronators, too. This time around, ASICS has changed the upper in a way that feels more forgiving and therefore, more comfortable.
This shoe offers overpronators stability and comfort to improve running efficiency and decrease the risk of injury over varying distances. And as mentioned, while it's perfect for the overpronator whose predisposed to an inward rolling motion as the foot progress toward toe-off, it will also work for neutral runners.
Our in-house product expert, Cathy, said that "after having the chance to try these premium running shoes, I found that this iteration is probably my favorite. This is simply based on the improved fit of the shoe."
As an American Podiatric Medical Association doctor approved shoe, the Kayano 24 as compared to the Kayano 23, has new jacquard mesh, meta-heel clutch design to hold the heel in place, and a lower collar (so no friction occurs on the back/sides of the ankles).
"I’ve always loved the ultra-cushy feel of the Kayano and I felt that it performed so well for me in it’s excellent, shock-absorbing ability. The only complaint that I had about previous models were the narrow and constrictive feels I got around my forefoot from the upper. But the new jacquard mesh material and its construction in the GEL-Kayano 24 provides a more accommodating fit," Cathy comments.
The 24s incorporate ASICS' Impact Guidance System, FlyteFoam, FluidRide, FluidFit, Heel Clutching System, Dynamic DuoMax, Guidance Line, Guidance Trusstic System, SpEVA 45 and Plus 3 (only in women's version) Midsole technologies.
The Plus 3 midsole tech is ASICS women-specific cushioning, 13mm drop for women, compared to a 10mm drop for men.
"For lovers of this stability staple by ASICS, you’ll get all that soft and pillowy good stuff you’ve gotten before, but if your piggies need room, this shoe has that, too! With the plethora of new colors, you’ll be sure to find one (or more) that you just can’t live without." To watch an overview with an ASICS representative, watch the video below.
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