ASICS Men's Gel Kayano 20 Running Shoe

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  • Synthetic
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  • Rubber sole
  • Running shoe-Alignment: stability
  • Running shoe-Training area: training oriented running
  • Season-season: Whole Year Product
  • Running shoe-Foot pronation: Neutral / light Uberpronation
  • Running shoe-Foot pronation: slight/medium over probation

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GEL-Kayano 20


Kayano 2

The legendary GEL-Kayano series celebrates its 20th anniversary in style with top-of-the-line updates to both upper and midsole. The party gets started with new FluidFit upper and FluidRide midsole, creating an unsurpassed fit and ride that keeps the GEL-Kayano 20 ahead of its time.

FluidFit

ASICS FluidFit upper technology combines multi-directional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapt to the athlete's foot, creating a truly customized glove-like fit.

Dynamic DuoMax Support System

This evolution of DuoMax system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support.


Kayono 2
Heel Clutching System

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

Guidance Trusstic System

This Trusstic System integrates Guidance Line construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity.

Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems

Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in 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.

In 1949, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka began his athletic footwear company (Onitsuka Co., Ltd.) by manufacturing basketball shoes out of his living room in Kobe, Japan. He chose the name ASICS for his company in 1977, based on a famous Latin phrase "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano," which, when translated, expresses the ancient ideal of "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body." Taking the acronym of this phrase, ASICS was founded on the belief that the best way to create a healthy and happy lifestyle is to promote total health and fitness. Today, ASICS offers a full line of performance-driven athletic shoes and technical active sports apparel and accessories dedicated to bringing harmony to the body and soul.

  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 4 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00BMLTY94
  • Item model number: GEL-KAYANO 20-M
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 17, 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.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,007 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    Size: 13 D(M) USColor: Storm / White / Rust Verified Purchase
    By far the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. I got these for both everyday use and running. It is not an exaggeration to say it feels like walking on clouds. Does take a couple of days to break in but not a big deal. Size was as advertised, didn't need to go + 0.5.
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    Size: 10.5 D(M) USColor: Black / Onyx / Black Verified Purchase
    I'm a 57 yr old rookie runner. I started running in July 2013 and average 11-12 minutes a mile on asphalt. I'm 6'1" and weigh 205 so I knew I needed shoes with support and padding. These shoes were delivered last night and I took them on a break-in run this morning. I discovered that no break-in was required. I went 6 miles and felt like I was running on air. No foot pain, no ankle or knee pain... My legs and feet feel great. I can't speak for anyone else, but this shoe was made for me.
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    Size: 10 D(M) USColor: Black / White / Gold Verified Purchase
    I was first introduced to ASICS with the Kayano 18s. I had just switched from Nike and WOW what a difference it made to my running. I over pronate slightly and Nike pegasus is excellent for neutral runners....excellent cushioning btw. I ran in the 18s for a good two months and then for some reason I tried the 19s and WOAH!!, it felt so good and LIGHT. But the 19s lacked the fore foot cushioning. And then I tried the 20s. Initially they felt a little weird because I am guessing they are build a little difference from the previous Karyanos but boy do they have a perfect balance of everything or what.

    So here is the breakdown:
    Kayano 18: Excellent cushion and support, but heavy shoe. If weight is not a problem then that is a great shoe.
    Kayano 19: Feather light. Good support. great toe room. the shoe just hugs your feet like glove. Less gel/cushion.

    Noticed this running on the treadmill for 2 weeks now in Kayano 20 : (Too cold in Chicago still :-(....)
    1. Excellent cushion all over
    2. Good toe room and cushion
    3. Has a bounce to the ride.
    4. I can easily run 4-5 miles and yet my feet don't feel a thing.

    I will post an update as I will be soon running in India and it will be mostly on the pavement. I am so going to take advantage of the warmer climate.
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    Size: 10 D(M) USColor: Lightning / Silver / Royal
    This shoe was recommended by an Employee at a Shoe store, after hearing about my knee problems ( Patella femoral ) . The best part about it was this was not a "generic sales pitch" since he did not have the shoes at store .So ordered online and am very happy with it. They are very comfortable and looks good as well. I am not a marathon runner ,but go to gym to do some moderate cardio and weights few days a week. This shoe is not going to cure my knee pains but certainly so far has not aggravated it (which my earlier shoe was doing).

    My previous shoes was Brooks Men's Adrenaline GTS 11 Running Shoe which was good,but certainly not as good as this one.

    MY SUGGESTION : If you are not in a hurry, prior model shoes of the same type ( ASICS Men's GEL-Kayano 19 Running Shoe in this case) goes on sale beginning black friday until new year. You are talking of a price break of fifty dollars or even more . Reminder of the year, the sale are superficial. When in doubt on the fit , go with wide shoes ( E or EE). You can always tighten it with laces if needed.
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    Size: 13 D(M) USColor: Black / Onyx / Black Verified Purchase
    I am on my feet a lot and always moving throughout my day. This is my first pair of ASICS ever and I am very glad that I bought them. I have been a loyal Nike customers for as long as I can remember, but their level of quality has really started to disappoint me with my last few pairs. My most recent pair began to fall apart less than a month after I purchased them and started to squeak with every step I took. I decided that I needed to shop around and talk to my friends about their opinions on shoes. I was surprised to find that everyone I talked to recommended something from ASICS. After a little research I decided to try these shoes out even though they were a little bit more expensive than what I was used to. After trying them on I could immediately tell the difference in comfort and support these shoes offered. My feet no longer ache after being at work all day and I couldn't be happier. Thanks to everyone who reviewed these shoes in the past to help me decide on these and to everyone at ASICS for understanding the importance of a quality product.
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    Size: 9.5 D(M) USColor: Black / White / Gold Verified Purchase
    Shoe was great in terms of running comfort but within two weeks, the inside of the heels started ripping up. The fabric they used for the heels is really light and does not hold up. I had to return the ones from amazon, then purchased a pair from foot locker and had the same fabric issue with them. Foot locker gave me another pair but I am waiting to see how long the new pair will last. It sucks because I really like the Asics shoes and have been preferring them over Nike or Adidas pairs for comfort and stability reasons, however Asics has to really fix this defect/lack of quality with the heel fabric asap!
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    Size: 11.5 4E USColor: Black / White / Gold Verified Purchase
    Like all the ASICS shoes I have bought before, they are top of the line, the fabric in the front toe area tears away through the cheap mesh!!! These are three months old five days a week only on a treadmill! I want a replacement for this purchase size 11 1/2"!!! R.K.
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