For decades Asics have been a go-to brand for anyone who takes their running seriously, and with their innovative shoe design it’s easy to see why. First designed by Mr. Toshikazu Kayano in 1993, the latest edition in their award-wining GEL-KAYANO series certainly doesn’t fail to impress, adding new forward-thinking technology to build on the success of previous designs. Of course, it’s your success they’re building on, with the promise to better even your best run in an instant.
Imagine a running shoe that provides ultimate comfort, combined with a light weight design to fit like a glove, all the while actively enhancing the efficiency of your run. The Asics Kayano 19 running shoe is that all that and more. Taking the design of its much-loved predecessor the Kayano 18 up a notch, this model adds a supremely light feel to the high standard of comfort and support. Built for the moderate over-pronator, the Impact Guidance System is designed to deliver the perfect enhancement of your gait from heel strike to toe lift.
Our Fitness ecommerce manager Jenna, who knows a thing or two about running, tried the shoes on for size to give you a first-hand review of what they felt like and how they performed, and here’s what she had to say:
“What you first notice about the Asics Kayano 19′s is that it’s comfort straight from the box. Usually you have to wear in a great pair of shoes, but these are different, as they have a very snug and comfortable fit immediately after unpacking. They’re lightweight too, so long-distance running is a breeze. I’ve had a lot of pairs of running trainers since University, all with different pros and cons, but the comfort these have, combined with the lightweight design, have really propelled me to work harder and run further. The Personal Heel Fit system and double-layer memory foam the Asics Kayano 19 running shoe has is designed to reduce friction on the parts of the foot that takes the most hits when running, so reduces blistering – a huge annoyance for long-distance runners. All in all, these are excellent and definitely worth investing in.”
The Asics KAYANO 19 running shoe is designed for fit and stability, pushing on from the 18 further with the addition of new Guidance Trusstic technology. This is central to the success of the shoe’s ability to take your best run to the next level, encouraging a more efficient gait. Ideal for longer distances, this is a shoe that can actively improve your technique, pushing your run to its limits.
Seen on the likes of Alex Gerrard, they score points in the style stakes to boot. The Asics Kayano 19 running shoe isn’t just a pretty face either. With a new Biomorphic fit and Clutch Counter exoskeletal heel, the comfort and ride are truly outstanding. A ComforDry sockliner ensures your feet stay cool too, making sure there’s nothing holding you back from conquering every mile.