Year in and year out, Asics finds ways to make this perennial favorite better
and lighter. In its 18th year, the Asics GEL-Kayano® Running Shoe features a new
external Heel Clutching System™ and stretch mesh Biomorphic Fit® Upper for
improved comfort, while the new Dynamic DuoMax® Support System and lightweight
AHAR® outsole ensure a lightweight, stable ride.
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.
- Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for
enhanced gait efficiency.
Heel Clutching System™
Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel
This evolution of the DuoMax® System enhances stability and support, with
reduced weight and increased platform comfort.
Acronym for ASICS® High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole
for exceptional durability.
APMA Seal of Acceptance
Designated shoes have the use of the American Podiatric Medical Association
(APMA) Seal of Acceptance.
Stretch material strategically placed on the upper helps to reduce buckling and
the potential for irritation.
DuoMax® Support System
sport-specific dual-density midsole system positioned to enhance support and
blown AHAR® rubber compound for enhanced cushioning and durability in the
P.H.F.® (Personalized Heel Fit) -
layers of memory foam line the collar and mold to the athlete's heel, creating a
Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Cushioning System -
Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in
multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
Solyte® Midsole Material
lighter weight midsole compound than ASICS' standard EVA and SpEVA®. Also
features enhanced cushioning and durability.
Space Trusstic System®
This midfoot stabilizer creates a pocket between the Trusstic System® device and
the midsole, allowing for controlled midsole deformation and more efficient foot