- 100% Synthetic
- Rubber sole
- Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
- SpEVA Midsole: Material Improves bounce-back characteristics and decreases midsole breakdown.
- DuoMax Support System: A dual-density midsole system positioned to enhance support and stability.
- Trusstic System: Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
- Trail Specific Outsole: Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.
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Known for durability, stability, and its rugged style, the gel-kahana 8 shoe offers our gel cushioning system for comfort and performance where the rubber meets the road or trail.
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; 7 Ounces
- Item model number : T6L5N.9520
- Department : Womens
- Date First Available : May 31, 2016
- Manufacturer : ASICS
- ASIN : B017WO0GSW
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I developed heel pain and plantar fasciitis wearing sneakers that had a minimal arch and were too wide for my narrow heel across the whole back of my foot. I basically had little support. The heel problem developed slowly until one day my left foot let me know time was up for the shoes I was wearing. One day OK, next day, Yikes!! I researched my problem then went to a store carrying lots of brands of shoes to try on while my foot was painful. Was so pleased to find these. There is an approval seal from the American Podiatric Medical Assn on the box. I hoped they could help and they have. They are tight and narrow across my heel and have lots of support. I held up all my pairs that caused this problem to compare the backs with the ASICS. Unbelievable. The old ones were at least twice as wide. Inside I also slide in an orthodic with a great arch and bottom padding right on top of the arch in the bottom liner that is built in there, although with a good orthodic maybe you wouldn’t need the liner and it can come out. Lots of places have inexpensive orthodics as does Amazon to try. They are worth a try. They all are a little different and I tried four different brands. Found the one I liked the best. Mine have a deep heel cup and good arch. I think using an orthodic will be trial and error for everyone or maybe you wouldn’t need one at all, but I have to say these shoes along with the orthodic insert have really worked. It will take a while to heal so my research says, but at least now I’m not limping, I’ve resumed my normal activities (I’m a daily walker), and along with some easy exercises for this problem and occasional recommended ice packs in the evening, I feel that I’m on the road to recovery. Things are definitely better and with two pairs of these shoes now I have a choice! Hope my experience helps someone else. Remember though it’s a slow recovery.
By NurseBent on February 7, 2017
I wear them 15 hours a day. I hate pink and am not into loud colors. I happen to love both grey and turquoise--or light blue. What's surprising is in the past the laces would come untied 3-4 times per day unless I double-knotted them. These do not. I tie them once per day, single knot, and they are the perfect length.
I bought the 7 medium. The toe box on these is nice; sometimes the toe box is too tight for me on size 7. I do not run. I have a high arch, and on these I was able to lift the existing inside liner and place my arch support underneath it. Now I can slip the shoe on and off never worrying about dislodging the arch support or have it move when the glue weakens. It stays put, and never looks like I have arch supports.
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Trying to break it in and hoping it stretches a bit