Asics Gel Kayano 19 Sneak Peek
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.