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ASICS GEL KAYANO

The ASICS GEL-Kayano has been a very stable and comfortable running shoe with pronation support for many years. The model has already been on the market for over 25 years and has been constantly developed and improved since then. As one of the so-called "Sensational Six", it is one of the best-selling ASICS running shoes alongside the GEL-Nimbus, GEL-Cumulus, GEL-Pulse, GT-2000 and GT-1000.

THE HISTORY OF THE ASICS GEL-KAYANO

The running shoes owe their invention and name to the Japanese Toshikazu Kayano. He was given the task in 1993 to develop the best running shoe ever with an unprecedented level of comfort and safety. He set out to find inspiration in the style of ASICS founder Kihachiro Onitsuka and eventually found it in nature. The unassuming source of inspiration was a stag beetle.

What Kayano liked about the stag beetle was that it wore its exoskeleton for solid protection, but at the same time was light and fast. In other words, exactly what was expected from the new ASICS shoe. With this inspiration, he set to work at the Institute of Sports Science in Kobe, Japan, and tried to transfer the inspiration to running shoes. The result was the first ASICS GEL Kayano with its characteristic support structures.

In addition to the visible support elements, different structures were also used in the upper material of the ASICS GEL Kayano. This protects the foot from the stress of running and the hard ground, even over long distances.

EXPERIENCE COMFORT ON LONG RUNS WITH THE ASICS GEL-KAYANO

From marathons or half-marathons to cross-country runs, some running disciplines place the highest demands on every athlete for hours on end. This also applies to the running shoes, which have to be adjusted to a continuous load. By providing more cushioning, they protect feet and joints from pain during longer distances.

With the GEL-Kayano, the Japanese sports brand ASICS addresses this and offers running shoes with a special suitability for longer running distances. The relieving concept comes from the world-renowned ASICS GEL technology in the sole as well as other features.

KAYANO - THROUGH ASICS TECHNOLOGIES TO ONE OF THE BEST RUNNING SHOES

The ASICS GEL-Kayano consists of 171 different parts, technologies and materials. To list them all here would go beyond the scope of this article, so we will only highlight the four most important technologies in the Kayano:

  • DUOMAX support: This is the decisive difference to other ASICS running shoes. The noticeable DUOMAX support system is integrated into the midsole on the inside of the foot. It ensures that you do not bend inwards when rolling your ankle, the so-called overpronation. This is especially helpful and gentle on long distances when the ankles get tired.
  • FlyteFoam and FlyteFoam Propel: If we stay with the midsole, you will see FlyteFoam written on the outside of the shoe. FlyteFoam is the lightest and at the same time most reactive midsole material ASICS has designed. The material was developed with the help of world-class athletes at the Institute of Sports Science in Kobe, Japan.
  • ASICS GEL cushioning: In addition to the FlyteFoam Propel, the GEL-Kayano also incorporates the signature ASICS GEL cushion. In the heel and forefoot area, ASICS GEL technology provides additional cushioning to the most stressed areas. The GEL cushioning comes into play especially during the landing and push-off phase.
  • External TPU Heel Counter: The external heel counter made of the firm TPU material ensures optimal stability on long distances. in addition to the stability function, reflective elements have also been attached to the heel counter for better visibility. This means you can keep running and finish your lap even after dark.

ASICS GEL-KAYANO: RUN BY PROFESSIONALS

ASICS has a long tradition of equipping even the best in running with the brand's running shoes. The same goes for the ASICS GEL-Kayano. One of the most famous and successful fans of the stable and comfortable running shoe is Daniela Ryf. The Swiss triathlete is a true luminary in her sport with her five victories at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship and four wins at the Ironman World Championships.

For long running sessions, she swears by the ASICS GEL-Kayano, which has been made more stable, faster, more dynamic, more protective and simply better in over 25 years of further development. It protects the foot reliably even after 20, 30 and 40 km. At the same time, it guides the foot in a dynamic rolling motion throughout and prevents it from buckling inwards. There is hardly a greater seal of quality.

ORDER ASICS GEL-KAYANO AT KELLER SPORTS

Whether your foot tends to pronate or you generally expect maximum relief on long runs - the GEL-Kayano from ASICS is the ideal running shoe for you! With the constant further development of the strong running shoe, ASICS has given the GEL-Kayano even more dynamism without sacrificing stability or comfort. Try it out and get your new ASICS GEL-Kayano at the best price at Keller Sports.

THE ASICS GEL-KAYANO IN THE TEST

Just like all premium running shoes, we have also tested the ASICS GEL-Kayano for you. Our product expert Jan put the ASICS GEL-Kayano 27 on his feet and tells you in our Keller Sports Guide how the running shoe performed for him.

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