The Kayano keeps churning away as ASICS' top end supportive running shoe. As you would expect it is all about comfort but this is not a cumbersome running shoe. The cushioning is effective, as is the support and the upper fits very well too. Overall the shoe performs very well but that clearly comes at a cost. That is fine if you want the level of protection offered but many will behappy with a slightly less expensive shoe that still does the job.
Road Race Suitability
Spacemaster UV Mesh Japanese Synthetic Leather Asymmetrical Lacing Design Biomorphic fit Personal Heel Fit 3M Reflective Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.) Solyte Midsole DuoMax Visible Rearfoot Gel Visible forefoot Gel Gender Specific Space Trusstic AHAR+ heel DuraSponge Rubber Forefoot Solyte 55 Lasted Removable Two Layer ComforDry Sockliner Gender Specific Midfoot Design WEIGHT: 370
I would highly recommend this shoe for comfort, support & cushioning. I made the switch from my Nikes which is the brand I've worn for years. This was the first shoe I tried on in the shop and it was a PERFECT fit. I couldn't believe how comfortable it was. There was no transitioning period - it was pure comfort straight away! I've had no blisters and have really enjoyed running in these shoes. I only run 4 to 5 miles per day - so I'm not a marathon runner, but I do believe any runner would be pleased!