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ASICS Men's GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe

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Excellent running shoe, transaction went really well, cost was good and delivery just as expected.
have not worn them too much yet but have bought ASICS for about 5 years because of the excellent fit and wear
I am worried that this awesome shoe will become extinct, it really is one of the best shoes on the market for runners.
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  • Synthetic and mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • Impact guidance system that enhances the footÕs natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • Asymmetrical lacing design that enhances upper fit and comfort while minimizing the potential for irritation.
  • DuraSponge outsole for superior durability and cushioning with less weight.
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The Asics Gel Kayano 17 is a new updated version of the classic and has been made even better for 2011. Asics had added a retooled asymmetrical lacing design for improved upper fit and a new midsole platform offering enhanced comfort. Asics has also added a Gudiance Line for enhanced gait efficiency. The GEL-Kayano 17 continues with a lighter platform that is almost one ounce lighter than the previous Kayano 15, by incorporating an innovative injection-molded Solyte midsole material. Other updates include a larger rear-foot Gel Cushioning System which delivers more of the incredible "ride" that has already become its legacy in running footwear. Also features Asics proprietary Impact Guidance System and a ComforDry sockliner.

Cutting-edge technology and high-end components combine as this venerated Gel-Kayano 17 trainer from ASICS returns in a bold new edition. Features ASICS' Guidance Line for enhanced gait efficiency and gender specific forefoot cushioning.

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  • ASIN: B003OYJ668
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Item model number: GEL-KAYANO 17-T100N
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,062 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    44 of 48 people found the following review helpful By ZoomDoc on January 31, 2011
    You guessed it. The Kayano 17 from ASICS is the best running shoe I currently own. And I currently own too many pairs of running shoes. The New Balance 1906 ,
    1226 and the 993. I also own the ASICS GT 1260 and the Nike Vomero 5 and the Equalon 4. I have the Brooks Beast and the Trance 10. Afraid to buy Saucony because of the lack of a wide width (2E) option. I have not been an ASICSs fan before. In fact I sent back a pair of ASICS Kinetics because the hell strike was stiff. I had declared the Brooks Trance 10 my favorite of all time but I gave ASICS one more try and I feel fortunate the Kayano 17 was my reward. There is no question in my mind that every time I put on these shoes I want to work out and run. I have been finding many excuses to wear them. Cushion is unmatched. The hell fit and toe fit and forefoot fit and finish are a godsend. I wish I could buy 2. Like I said I already own too many running shoes. That said I broke down and have a pair of the new ASICS Nimbus on the way as this is being written. Will give a report on these later. This shoe is good for heavy runners and was built for the mild to moderate overpronator. I usually buy Neutral + shoes. These still balance out nicely. ASICS built a shoe that virtually anyone would be happy with. This is extremely difficult to do given the various foot types which exists. These shoes are not mushy and energy return is excellent. I run about 21 to 25 miles weekly and this is my "go to" shoe. Some really under appreciated thought and technology went into this shoe. I'm betting the Kaynao 16 is also stellar and if the price keeps dropping I could be lured into getting a pair as well. Looks like ASICS is really focused in on their running shoes and the Kayano could well be the cream of the crop.
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    25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Andre Maranhao on May 20, 2011
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    My first Kayano 17 impressions over the Nimbus 12:
    - slightly more substantial feel
    - more heel strike cushion
    - more stability
    - narrower toe box 'feel' (not actually narrower. I'll explain below)

    I purchased and compared Kayano 17 to the Nimbus 12 for use primarily as walking/hiking shoes. Both feel great on my feet, but the Kayano 17's have a slight edge in stability as well as having a bit more heel cushioning - I did a simple heel walk and heel bounce test. Toe padding seems about equal. For this I did toe bounces for 30 seconds with each pair. Overall I'd say I notice the Kayano's on my feet more, whereas the Nimbus feel, well, more nimble, more like a 'pillow' as another review said of the Nimbus. Make no mistake; the Kayano's are super comfortable. Different shoes for different people, essentially. I don't know the actual weight difference between these, but holding them I'd say very little; it's more the perception while wearing them that the Nimbus's are lighter, even though they probably aren't, or aren't by much.

    Kayano's toe box 'feel' is a tad narrower than the roomier-feeling Nimbus toe box (both pair are 7.5 men's; medium "D" width); so the Nimbus's allow my toes to expand when striking first with my toes (hiking steep uphills, running up steps, etc.). I think this has to do with the Nimbus meshing; it's lighter and stretchier, which may give the Nimbus a slight advantage during hot summer months when feet tend to swell, or for people with wider feet that aren't quite wide enough to justify going to the next width size up. Too much room risks blistering and/or less stability; too little crams the toes together.

    Speaking of stability, both seem to include the same ASICS technologies, but the Kayano's fare a bit better here.
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    13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By firomero on April 14, 2011
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    well i'm new to running-walking and to asics i started in a pair of nike airmax 180 and the pain in my heel was almost unbearable i almost quit.. but then i started to read reviews and finally bought a pair of kayanos 17 and like magic my pain is gone these shoes fit like a glove the cushion is great (i am 6'3 and 230 pounds) and run about 4miles a day and to me these kayanos have been so far incredible, perfect amount of support and now i look forward to my morning runs. other than being experimenting with the lacing they are otherwise a perfect fit and sure i will buy another pair when i wear them out
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    8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Anubhav Khiwani on May 11, 2011
    When you are looking for Running shoes you generally go for the ones that you have worn since childhood. So you start with local brands and slowly slowly you start entering the world of science and technology and its effects on running. SO I started my journey on perfection of running shoes by buying Nike Free 5.00
    and feeling better at running . After discarding them ( 2 Years) and buying Nike Lunarlite as the follower I continued to feel good about my running.

    Finally I shifted for Cushion and jumped to Asics Gel Kayano 17 to find them to be very very comfortable and playing the role of a smart extension for my foot.

    It grips my foot , is light weight and provides perfect cushioning.

    A runner needs to be most cautious about Knee injury and other foot related injuries ( ankle Injury etc) . Having a scientific shoe with quality and great respect in the market is not a bad shot at spending money and buying a shoe.

    You will absolutely enjoy running and feel the high when you run in shoes like this.

    Try it and you will never regret it.
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