First look: ASICS Gel-Kayano 27

ASICS has launched their latest model of Kayano, the 27. That is considered one of ASICS legacy fashions (it has been round since 1993), a shoe that retains runners coming again to the corporate yr after yr. This shoe gives a singular mix of consolation, stability and sturdiness–the whole lot runners are on the lookout for in a distance shoe. The Kayano is likely one of the firm’s stability footwear, that means there’s a firmer foam constructed into the medial facet to forestall the inward roll that’s related to pronation.

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Shoe kind: Stability
Weight: 11.1 oz (314 g) for males and eight.8oz (249 g) for ladies
Drop: 10mm for males, 13mm for ladies
MSRP: C$220.00
Out there: June eight, 2020

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Higher

Stability begins within the higher with the Kayano 27. Their Dynamic Duomax know-how helps stop an inward roll, beginning on the collar of the shoe and dealing right down to the midsole. The Duomax know-how is strengthened by a TPU heel for movement management. Past the strengthened collar, the higher is primarily engineered mesh with added house between the fibres to extend breathability and reduce weight. The sock liner can also be notably tender, making for a cushty trip.

Midsole

The Kayano midsole has so much happening. The shoe begins and ends with Gel know-how, designed to assist runners transfer naturally and scale back the shock of touchdown. Subsequent comes ASICS’ traditional FlyteFoam Propel midsole, which is their lightest midsole materials but, with simply as a lot vitality return. Regardless of being a stability shoe, this mannequin focuses on pure motion with their Affect Steerage System, which is designed to reinforce the foot’s gait.

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Outsole

Like most corporations, ASICS is taking a gender-specific method to footwear. Ladies’s footwear had been as soon as narrower variations of their male counterparts, however now, there have been small adjustments made to the cushioning and drop to accommodate how girls run. The tread of the shoe differs from the lads’s to the ladies’s mannequin. For the lads, it provides extra help towards the arch, whereas for the ladies, the added help pushes the runner ahead. Excessive-abrasion rubber can also be used at key contact factors to increase the lifetime of your sneakers.

Main adjustments

There aren’t any main adjustments from the 26 to the 27. As a substitute, there are small alterations that make a giant distinction over the course of a run. The ladies’s shoe is lighter than the 26, whereas concurrently extra cushioned, which comes from the extra 3mm of additional heel peak. Whereas the rear of this shoe shall be very stiff (due to the TPU heel counter and Duomax know-how), the forefoot ought to transfer naturally due to the of deeper flex grooves within the outsole. The higher has additionally been reengineered to hug the foot the place wanted (mid and rear foot) and let it transfer naturally with extra give offered on the entrance of the shoe. The Kayano 27, with its small tweaks, is bound to fulfill any ASICS devotee.

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