You know a shoe has something special going for it when it hits 20 years with no sign of slowing down. The Asics Gel Kayano turns 20 this year, and with its winning blend of support, cushioning, and a plush fit, the shoe is as popular as ever. This update to the premium, maximum support trainer introduces a few new technologies to make for an improved fit and feel, while retaining the qualities that make the Kayano such an iconic shoe.
What to Watch For
- FluidFit: The Biomorphic Fit of previous editions has been replaced by stretchy overlays around the mid and forefoot for a more adaptive and personalized fit.
- 20th Anniversary Colors: In commemoration of the Kayano’s 20th anniversary, special edition versions of the shoe will be released in the colorways of the original Men’s and Women’s Kayano models (see below).
- Gender-Specific Features: Accounting for differences in foot anatomy between men and women, the Women’s Kayano 20 has an offset that is 3mm higher than the Men’s model. Midsole stack heights as measured by Asics are 24/11 for Women and 22/12 in the Men’s shoe. In addition, the Women’s shoe has gender-specific cushioning.