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ASICS Men's GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe


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They fit my feet well, they're very comfortable, and they're great for the gym or any exercise.
MikeR8898 | Fit: As expected
I read many reviews of running shoes and one reviewer described them as like having nothing on your feet.
Ken Bell | Fit: As expected
The asiscs gel kinsei 5 is very confortable and durable for runners who likes run every day.
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Black/Gold/Silver
  • Synthetic
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Seamless Upper Construction
  • FluidRide™ midsole
  • Discrete Heel Unit with Impact Guidance System
  • Heel Clutching System™
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Product Description

GEL-Kinsei 5


GEL-Kinsei 5

Years in the making, ASICS’ innovation lab is proud to present the new GEL-Kinsei 5. Designed to defy convention and engineered for ultimate performance, the GEL-Kinsei series continues to break the mold by delivering maximum comfort and the latest technology. Each component now works even better together and with the runner’s foot. The advanced platform is now built with FluidRide construction and the new modern upper creates a nearly seamless construction, improving comfort and fit as it moves and bends with the foot through every mile.

Impact Guidance System (I.G.S)

ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot’s natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.

Propulsion Trusstic

Mimics connective tissue in the foot by creating tension as foot enters propulsion stage.


Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems

Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement on multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.

FluidRide

The latest evolution in ASICS midsole technology, FluidRide provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability.

Discrete Heel Unit

Takes the Impact Guidance System (I.G.S) to a new level by creating our highest degree of shock attenuation and stability.

GEL-Kinsei 5
Heel Clutching System

Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment.

AHAR

Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.

ComforDry Sockliner

Provides cushioning performance and anti-microbial properties for a cooler, drier, healthier environment.

P.H.F. (Personal Heel Fit)

Two layers of memory foam line the collar and mold to the athlete’s heel, creating a personalized fit.

APMA Seal of Acceptance

Designated shoes have the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance.

  • ASIN: B00AW7JIOA
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 9 x 5 inches; 12.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 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.
  • Origin: China
  • Item model number: Gel-Kinsei 5-M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #377 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    Customer Reviews

    Very confortable and good looking, nice color.
    Lucas queiroz
    I've gone through all the Kinsei models, went through 4 pairs of Kinsei 4's, and while not great to look at, I loved the performance.
    DrBone
    I have worn these shoes now for three months and the top of the shoes are already tearing.
    Peter Y Kim

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Donald D. Streicher on May 27, 2014
    I bought a pair of Gel-Kinsei 5 shoes about 6 months ago. Yesterday I noticed that there were holes in the top of each toe area and the whole toe top area is falling apart. I do not run or play sports in these, just use daily and take about 30 minute walks each day. The soles have plenty of life and there is no noticeable wear anywhere else.... but these shoes are basically dead now. I love the soft feel because I have some cervical disk problems and need a superior shock absorbing shoe, but the the wear life of these is terrible and I will not buy another pair. I've had other Azics before and never had this kind of problem. The wear appears to be caused simply by the movement of my big toe back and forth a little when I walk. When I went to buy another pair of shoes today and looked at the various brands I noticed the problem seems to be that Asics starts the fabric part of the shoe on the toe lower and earlier than other brands like New Balance and allows the normal push of the toe against the front to contact the cloth area while others ensure you only contact the reinforced toe parts. I did not buy another pair of Asics.
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    17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Adriano Antonio Gomes Dutra on December 13, 2013
    Color Name: Black/Gold/SilverSize Name: 9.5 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    I’ve bought these running shoes at the end of October. Since that, I’ve used them for not yet 10 times and they are tear up in the top front, near the big toe. I’m very disappointed about it because this is not my first Asics, but this the first time I cannot use them well.
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    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Peter Y Kim on June 4, 2014
    Color Name: Flash Yellow/White/GreenSize Name: 10 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    I have worn these shoes now for three months and the top of the shoes are already tearing. I would not recommend these shoe to anyone
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    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Anselmo on March 11, 2014
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    These are really good shoes, the fit is great and they are really comfortable. I have owned many pairs of Asics shoes in the past, and they have all held up really good, and have been amazing shoes. However, this pair tore after only 31 days of use (on the top part of the shoe just next to the laces), and that is unacceptable for the amount of money I paid for these. If Asics is going to continue making products this bad, then they have forever lost my business. For now I'm trying to see if they will exchange them, or offer some kind of warranty, as this is unacceptable

    Update!!!
    Asics got back to me and they do have a warranty, but you have to cover the cost of shipping, and they don't guarantee what color of shoe you will receive
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Marlene on June 1, 2014
    Color Name: Navy/Royal/LimeSize Name: 9.5 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    This shoes is very comfortable, probably the most that I've ever had. However, it starts to rip between sole and toes. Do not by it. Wait for the 6th. Or go to the 4th
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    15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By natedawg on October 23, 2013
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    I've never spent over $100 for shoes. Not even over $50. I always used to think that all shoes are the same no matter how good of a quality or how bad of a quality shoes may have. Since I have started running couple months ago on a regular basis, I started to realize that I might need more comfortable shoes and just better shoes that might absorb the shock every time I land my feet on the ground. After all, I wanted to get all the benefits of running except the sore feet that running would leave me. So I've searched all over the internet trying to find which running shoes might best suit my needs and came across these. I was contemplating whether to get Kinsei 4 or Kinsei 5, especially due to the fact Kinsei 5 is very new to the market, so it didn't have as many feedbacks as opposed to Kinsei 4, so I wasn't sure if I should risk it at all. Oh well. I've decided to give it a try. When I tried these on, they were very light. When I started running, I hardly felt any impact on the ground, which was just what I wanted. Well. I am really satisfied with them right now. Don't get me wrong. I am not a big shoes fan of Asics. I didn't even know this brand existed until I came across this pair of Kinsei 5. While searching for the running shoes, I've went to the Nike store, and I've tried on every single model they had on the shelf, and I hated them cuz they weren't just comfortable no matter how pricey they were. Anyways, I'm glad I bought these. Running is the cheapest sports you can ever do, so at least invest in the shoes to protect your feet. =)
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    36 of 47 people found the following review helpful By DrBone on August 14, 2013
    I've gone through all the Kinsei models, went through 4 pairs of Kinsei 4's, and while not great to look at, I loved the performance. I'm 38 and still play basketball and these Kinsei shoes are the only thing that lets me play without knee / back pain. So I upgraded to the 5's and liked the look, but they are a bit narrower and there isnt as much sole/rubber on these as previous models. It seems they tried to make them lighter and sleeker maybe?? The 4s had more 'beef' to them. Took them for runs and immediately noticed a difference in performance for MY feet. My foot seemed to 'slide' a bit side to side (the shoe was snug at the toe, so it wasnt too big) and I had some pain develop quickly under the metatarsal heads (the bumps on the bottom of your foot at the base of where your toes start), then my knees started to hurt, started having some pretty bad back spasms. Tried 3 different times to 'break' them in, walk/run, jog, etc. Didnt matter. Went back to the 4's, which my 'newest' pair was still pretty beat up, and it felt 10x better. They just have more support. Now I'm 6'1 200 lbs so for someone lighter and with a little more arch in their foot (Im flat footed and invert a bit when running) these 5's may work great, but these are not the 'same' as the previous models, they seemed to diverge on this model more than they did from say, the 3's to the 4's.
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