Available June 2017 – MSRP: $160.00
Year in and year out, runners flock to the ASICS Kayano series for its reliable design. Built to handle the demands of daily training through a mix of plush cushioning, reliable support, and a comfortable upper, this shoe provides a great option for the runner seeking a luxurious on-foot experience. While the 23rd version of the shoe included fairly substantial updates, the 24th version maintains identical tooling and instead uses small upper tweaks to enhance the shoe’s overall fit.
Continuing the soft yet resilient underfoot experience of the 23rd version, the ASICS Gel Kayano 24 includes a FlightFoam midsole paired with both forefoot and rear foot gel units. Because of the supportive Dynamic DuoMax Support System, the shoe will offer maximum support to help reduce moderate to severe overpronation. Both the cushioning and support are identical to its predecessor, which means that the shoe should continue to be a great training option over any distance.
The only true update to the 24th version is a modified upper design, which aims to improve breathability and fit. Overlay placements are slightly rearranged to reduce hot spots and a more plush heel aims to provide an enhanced on-foot experience. The heel counter design is also tweaked to improve fit.
Preliminary Tech Specs
-Men’s: 28mm heel, 18mm forefoot, 10mm heel-toe offset
-Women’s: 29mm heel, 16mm forefoot, 13mm heel-toe offset
-Men’s (size 9): 11.3 oz
-Women’s (size 8): 9.3 oz
*Production stack heights and weights may differ from the preliminary data listed here.
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