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ASICS Men's GEL-Kayano 19 Running Shoe

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  • Synthetic and Mesh
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Biomorphic Fit Upper
  • Personal Heel Fit (PHF) dual-layer memory foam secures the heel
  • Supportive Guidance Trusstic System
  • Guidance Line flex groove technology
  • The black specks are intentional.

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Product Description

  • Running shoe:
    • Alignment: stability
    • Applications:
      • part asphalt, part gravel & forest trail
      • mostly asphalt
      • mostly forest trails
      • Treadmill
    • Training area: training oriented running
    • Foot pronation:
      • Neutral / light Uberpronation
      • slight/medium over probation
    • Walking style alignment:
      • midfoot striker
      • front foot striker
      • heel striker
    • Width: D
    • Recommended weight class of runner: Male up to 90 kg
  • Season:
    • season: Whole Year Product
  • Running shoe equipment:
    • Combination type: standard lacing
    • with reflectors: yes
    • Shaft technology:
      • P.H.F.
      • Biomorphic
    • Technology midsole: Impact Guidance System I.G.S.
  • Outer sole:
    • Material: full rubber
  • Midsole:
    • Material: Solyte
    • Hardness: 55°-Lasting
  • Damper:
    • Model: on the front and back of the foot
    • Type: Silicon gel
  • Insole:
    • Model: Comfordry
  • Achieve:
    • Model: straight
  • Heel:
    • Model: standard tongue
  • Weight 1 shoe: 310 g
  • Weight per Pair: 620 g
  • product specific size information: obviously smaller size
  • Additional Information: runner type: energetic running style, medium pace

Men's GEL-Kayano® 19 Running Shoe
ASICS Men's GEL-Kayano 19 Running Shoe

Designed with the Impact Guidance System and a vertical Guidance Line to enhance your natural stride, the ASICS Men's GEL-Kayano 19 Running Shoe offers durability and comfort in an all-purpose shoe. The lightweight shoe is made of breathable, stretchable material that reduces irritation while keeping your feet cool and dry. For comfort, the Heel Clutching System and two layers of memory foam offer a personalized fit and the DuraSponge outsole enhances cushioning in the forefoot.

  • I.G.S. enhances natural foot function
  • Heel and forefoot GEL cushion system absorbs shock
  • Lightweight Solyte midsole with Space Trusstic System for durability
  • Memory foam in collar molds to heel for custom fit
  • Breathable, stretchable mesh upper keeps feet cool and comfortable
ASICS Men's GEL-Kayano 19 Running ShoeASICS Men's GEL-Kayano 19 Running Shoe
Impact Guidance System Enhances Gait

The ASICS Men's GEL-Kayano 19 Running Shoe is a dependable, versatile shoe. Designed with the Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.) to enhance your foot's natural gait and movement off the ground, the shoe includes the Guidance Line--a vertical flex groove--for improved efficiency during your runs. The GEL-Kayano 19 features a GEL cushioning system in both the front and rear of shoe for maximum flexibility and shock absorption.

Stable Support with Lightweight Midsole System

The GEL-Kayano 19 features the Space Trusstic System, a stabilizing feature that creates a pocket next to the midsole for more efficient foot function while maintaining the structural integrity of the shoe. Made with lightweight Solyte material, the midsole also features dual-density DuoMax for support and stability. The DuraSponge outsole is made of ASICS High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) for cushioning and durability.

Comfort Features Cushion Foot and Reduce Irritation

The shoes feature a Biomorphic Fit upper with breathable, stretchable mesh material that reduces irritation and helps keep your feet cool and comfortable. A ComforDry sockliner cushions your feet and helps prevent odors.

Personalized Fit and Support

For a custom fit, the GEL-Kayano 19 features P.H.F. (Personalized Heel Fit)--two layers of memory foam around the collar that mold to your heel. The heel of the shoe is designed with a Heel Clutching System that provides support while improving fit.

Product Information

The GEL-Kayano 19 has earned the Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).

About ASICS: Shoes for a Sound Mind and Body

ASICS takes its name from an acronym formed by the Latin phrase "anima sana in corpore sano": a sound mind in a sound body. To promote the spirit of this phrase, ASICS strives to produce exceptional sports footwear and apparel. The research and design teams at ASICS use high-tech equipment and computer software to explore, analyze, and test new technologies that are incorporated into each product. ASICS also works with elite athletes to understand their performance needs, which translates to better products for ordinary road warriors and weekend sports enthusiasts.

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ASICS Men's GEL-Kayano 19 Running Shoe.

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  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 4 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B0088WEJUE
  • Item model number: GEL-KAYANO 19-M
  • Date first available at March 1, 2009
  • Domestic 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.
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    91 of 99 people found the following review helpful By Tank Jones on November 15, 2012
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    I used to be an avid Gel-Kayano user, but for some reason I strayed from the path. For the past few years I have used other brand named running shoes. I needed a new pair of shoes and realized that I should get the latest pair of the Gel-Kayanos, the 19.

    After getting these shoes, I realized something. I am an idiot for leaving these shoes.

    Putting them on for the first time, I thought that they would be too firm. But once I started my run, all insecurities were gone. There is a reason that this is the 19th version of this shoe, it's fantastic.

    The ride is great, the look is eye catching (lime green trim!) I'm a larger runner, and the feel and support of this shoe is great. I will never stray from the Gel-Kayano again!

    Update: 12/11/2012
    Just bought my second pair...can't get enough of this shoe.
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    21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By bluesboy on May 2, 2013
    Size: 10.5 D(M) USColor: Titanium/Royal/Black Verified Purchase
    I've been buying the Asics Kayan0 line for many years. I've had the 16, 17, 18, and now, 19's. This one is definitely one of the better ones and I am very pleased with them. If you read some of the running websites, the reviews are that the last couple of models were better but I disagree. They may not be quite and structured with the same support but they are close. Actually, I find with a little less support and more cushion, I get a better and more comfortable run. I'm 5'9 170# so not necessarily a "runners build" and usually need a more supportive shoe but I find this one is just right. I'd definitely recommend them and will be buying more pairs for sure.
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    50 of 60 people found the following review helpful By michael s flaherty on September 24, 2013
    Size: 9.5 D(M) USColor: Ink / Lightening / Island Blue Verified Purchase
    I have been a long-time Asics purchaser (15+ years), and owned several pairs of Kayano 17 and 18 prior to this purchase.

    In using the Kayano 19, I noticed a substantial difference in the comfort and degree of forefoot cushioning using these newer shoes on the same running trails. I may be wrong; however, it appears in comparing past models next to the K-19 that Asics has reduced the amount / expanse of forefoot gel. Given my riding stride and degree of impact I make on my forefoot, I noticed a greater degree of discomfort and even foot blistering with the k-19 as compared to previous models. I am not a fan of the latest model and may rethink my commitment to Asics as this shoe fell far short of expectations.
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    Size: 9 4E USColor: Titanium/Royal/Black Verified Purchase
    After trying foam cushioning (Puma, Adidas) in my younger years, moving on to air-cushioning (Nike) in my 40s and moving back to foam (Brookes, Mizuno) in my 50s, my collapsing 60-yr old arches needed more support, and my longer runs (I'm now moving into full marathon distances) needed cushioning that stayed soft with increase of temperature. ASICS' gel technology did just that (gel softens with temperature rise beyond 15K), while the firm structure around the ankle and Achilles tendon gave stability a new meaning: more like a firm but gentle "hug". I first got a pair of GEL-Kayano 17 for my road runs, retiring an older pair of Brookes for treadmill work. But the Kayano 17 was just too good on the feet that I soon was using them for the treadmill too (as roadwork became a minimum). So when the Kayano 19 came out, it was a no-brainer to get a pair asap. I've used them only once on a 34Km road run 2 Sundays ago and they made me forget my aging feet and ankles. The lower heel-to-toe height gradient (vs. older models) and lighter weight are great for roadwork. I am 60 yrs old, weigh 160lbs, do triathlon and boxing, training 5x a week mostly on a lapping pool, treadmill and a time-trial bike on a trainer in my basement (I am a Catholic priest and professor of Canon Law, so can't afford time to go out to train). For a senior citizen athlete in need of stability, the GEL Kayano is a worthwhile investment.
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    38 of 50 people found the following review helpful By the_man_with_no_nickname on December 9, 2012
    I don't think there's a reason to look anywhere else. At 5'11" and 185lbs, this shoe gives me the perfect amount of structure without being too cushioned (like the Nimbus). The shoe is incredibly comfortable and light and IMO gives a great ride that lets me feel what I'm running on, which as a quiet runner is perfect. I've been running in Kayanos for years and the only thing I'm guilty of is pushing the upper limit of miles before getting a new pair but these things just wear so well for you that you don't want to give them up. I wouldn't run in anything else but Asics and you get what you pay for so why not invest in a great pair of shoes for your body. As a foot note, I've got the Black/Lightning/Blue color and they look damn sharp offering some flavor without sticking out like a safety cone :)
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    19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By JJ on February 6, 2013
    Size: 10 D(M) USColor: Black / Lightning / Blue
    I am a fan of assics running shoes.. But this is the best assics for a beginner and flat foot runner.
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    16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By VinceVandal on February 25, 2013

    Its been a great shoe. I noticed my pinky toe starting to bulge out the side a bit. If I could Id like to try on a pair of 2e or 4e shoes sometime. The tread wear on these shoes vs. previous Kayanos is a little different. I noticed it wear more on the palms of my feet and edges more. Maybe my form got better OR perhaps it was moving to Michigan and running in neighborhoods more.

    I should have upgraded sooner but was waiting to feel pain in my feet to indicate that it was time. Usually I'd buy a new pair 4-6 months of running. Today was the day with sharp daggers in my left foot palm that shot through to the top side. Im now moving onto the Kayano 21 Light show hopefully by Thursday.


    Kayanos have been the "go-to" running shoe for me since the 14s. I was rolling my ankles every run with Nike Shox, lacking comfort in Solomons, and the only shoe that gave me ease of mind and way less pain has been my Kayanos.

    So far so good. Just got the new 19s because I was starting to get shin splints in my right leg/ankle in my older 18s shoes.
    I weigh 215ish lbs and run about 90+ miles a month - 6.5miles at a time. I'm sharing my size and routine because my 18s only lasted about 5 months till I started getting shin splints, and heard weight/mileage to be a contributing factor.

    The 19s feel more light weight, more "grippy" (maybe because they are new), and It feels as though the shoe is correcting my role onto the outer edges of my feet more. Not in a weird way where I feel like Im going to roll my ankle or anything.
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