Asics Gel Kayano 19 Sneak Peek

Asics Gel Kayano 19 Men's Running Shoe

The Kayano has long been a go-to shoe for overpronators seeking maximum support in a well-cushioned package. Now in its 19th iteration (2013 marks 20 years for the shoe), this update introduces a two layer midsole construction for a softer feel as well as seamless overlays for improved comfort. We are expecting a reduction in weight (10.9/8.9oz Men’s/Women’s) and the shoe is specified to have a 10mm heel-to-toe offset.

What to Watch For

  • Two-Layer Midsole Construction: The addition of a softer, gender-specific Solyte material to the existing midsole results in an even plusher ride.
  • Reduced Weight: By Asics’ estimates, the Kayano drops about a half ounce on the Men’s side (down to 10.9 oz) and almost an ounce on the Women’s side (down to 8.9 oz).
  • Mild to Wild Colors: You can make your next Kayano a “special K” with the blue colorway shown above or a similar Women’s colorway, or “just OK” with a more traditional, muted color selection.

Launch Date
November 2012


Men’s Colors
Black/Lightning/Blue Kayano 19
Black/Red/Lime Kayano 19
Titanium/Royal/Black Kayano 19
Titanium/Royal/Black Kayano 19

Women’s Colors
Black/Pink/Apple Kayano 19
Black/White/Pink Kayano 19
Lightning/Turquoise/Iris Kayano 19
Lightning/Turquoise/Iris Kayano 19

Asics Gel Kayano 19 Women's Running Shoe

  • Sundog1973

    Any word on what happened to the ASICS Tarther for the U.S. market? Will it be coming back in the fall? Please update!! Thanks!

  • Matt

    The Gel Tarther has been updated to the Gel Tarther 2, which according to the information we have is only available in European and Japanese markets. This shoe is not in the Asics America catalog and has not been made available to us. Sorry for the bad news!

  • T-Bone67

    Will there be a NYC Marathon version?

  • Matt

    We haven’t heard about Asics’ plans for the 2012 NYC Marathon, but more than likely they’ll have a special color again this year.

  • Fran

    Can you please tell me what is the difference between the Asics Kayano 19 and the Asics 2000. Also, with the women’s kayano which colors will come in the D width.

  • Alice

    Thanks for your question, Fran. The most notable differences between the Kayano 19 and the new GT 2000 will be the pronation control and the cushioning. The Kayano 19 is a maximum support shoe with maximum cushioning. The GT 2000 is a moderate support shoe with moderate cushioning. The Kayano 19 will be manufactured in a D width for women in the Lightning/Turquoise/Iris colorway.

  • Jean

    I thought I saw a leaked photo where it was mostly red, any models that will be mostly red? Also is this a late November release or early?

  • Alice

    Thank you for your question, Jean. The only primarily red version of the Kayano that we are aware of is a European-released colorway in the Kayano 18.

  • SFRunner

    There is, I just got them today… Kinda ugly with gold framing… But oh so nice to run in….

  • Lynn

    Asics Gel Kayano 19 Can you please tell me if you will have this shoe for juniors

  • Taro


    Although a youth version of the Asics Gel Kayano 19 is in the works, we do not plan on carrying it at this time.

  • manos kapis

    whats the defferents between kayno18 and kayano19
    i have a kayano18 and i’m not sαtisfied

  • Taro

    @manos kapis

    The Asics Gel Kayano 19 features a slightly more flexible forefoot and undergoes a nice drop in weight over the Kayano 18. For more information, view our written review on the Kayano 19:

  • Kim

    I was looking on amazon at the Gel-Kayano 19 colors for women and saw a charcoal/pink/silver color but I don’t see that color available on the asics website. Why would this be available on amazon but not on their website?

  • Matt

    This appears to be a color available only to select retailers.

  • Alyssa

    If I’m looking for a shoe for flat feet which would be better the Kanayo 18 or the Kanayo 19? Or will it not make a difference?

  • Matt

    Thanks for the question Alyssa. You are not likely to perceive a performance difference between these two shoes. Both provide maximum pronation support and premium cushioning. The only difference is new styling, reduced weight, and increased flexibility in the Kayano 19.

  • Cesar Valderrama

    Por favor me podrían decirla diferencia entre Nimbus 15 y Kayano 19

  • Matt

    La Nimbus 15 es una zapatilla de running neutral. La Kayano 19 proporciona soporte para la pronación excesiva. Ambos son zapatillas muy acolchadas.