Facts

Terrain
Road

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support
Stability

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Use
Daily running

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

Price
$160
Weight
Men: 11.3oz
Women: 9.3oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 10mm
Women: 13mm

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The majority of runners felt extremely comfortable with the cushioning of the Asics Gel Kayano 24.
  • Many of the users were happy with the shoe’s heavy-duty performance and preferred it for long term races and marathons.
  • Users generally appreciated the grip of the outsole and found its support very firm, especially on the heel area.
  • The mid-sole unit’s shock-absorbing ability gained some fans because it apparently prevented any duress generated by the constancy of the foot-strike.
  • The lightweight nature of this product impressed many wearers.
  • The stability mechanisms present in the Kayano 24 gained positive remarks for being reliable.
  • Some customers were attracted to the colors available for this model, as well as its sleek and snappy design.
  • According to a great number of reviews, it remained true to the standard sizing schemes.
  • Some of the buyers were happy with its stretchy fit and the flexible nature of the upper.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners reported that the mid-sole unit didn’t make all-day wear very comfortable because it was apparently stiff unwieldy.
  • There were consumers who felt that the price is expensive.
  • A few of the materials used in the upper looked cheap, according to a consumer; he noted that the lettering had dissolved and the colors fused with the laces.

Bottom line

Many runners were satisfied with the construction of Asics gel Kayano 24. For them, it provided an enhanced cushioned ride and high-level support. Most of its users also believed that the tremendous performance of the shoe makes it highly suitable for longer runs.


Rankings


Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 294 ratings

5 star
64%
4 star
14%
3 star
8%
2 star
4%
1 star
5%

My Rating

Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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90 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 82 / 100 by RIZKNOWS • Jeff Rizzo • Level 2 expert

    I really like the running shoes obviously, I don't like the price tag.

  • 87 / 100 by Heartbreak Hill Running Company • Conor Cashin • Level 1 expert

    A fantastic update. It's probably the best update Asics has ever done to this shoe.

  • 97 / 100 by RunRepeat • Frank DuCett • Level 4 expert

    I was pleased and amazed at how light and alive these shoes felt, considering my digital Ohaus made in Switzerland scale reading of 13 oz. 368 grams. The ideal run for this model is a steady pace long distance, what we called in my bicycle days as LSD, long slow distance.

  • 90 / 100 by The Athlete's Foot • The Athlete's Foot Australia • Level 2 expert

    The ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 is perfect for those who, over-pronate or are simply looking for more support.

  • 90 / 100 by The Holabird Blog • The Holabird Blog • Level 1 expert

    For lovers of this stability staple by ASICS, you’ll get all that soft and pillowy good stuff you’ve gotten before, but if your piggies need room, this shoe has that, too! With the plethora of new colors, you’ll be sure to find one (or more) that you just can’t live without.

  • 85 / 100 by The Running Company Australia • Jack Kelly • Level 1 expert

    However, in my opinion it's one of the best Kayanos we've ever seen.

  • 83 / 100 by Sportitude • Josh • Level 1 expert

    My favorite feature in the shoe is the support at the back of the heelcap. I really like that stable grip and also that little bit extra depth to the toe box.

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Updates to Asics Gel Kayano 24

  • Unlike the previous versions, the Kayano 4 uses an engineered FluidFit mesh upper. It is made of seamless and soft woven fabric which ensures the circulation of air inside the shoe. This keeps the runner’s foot safe, cool and dry during the run. The shoe uses the fused urethane material and works with external plastic heel counter to promote the natural gait of the runner.
  • The Kayano 24 utilizes FlyteFoam in its midsole. It delivers protection by reducing weight impact on the runner's foot and gives a secure feel. Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Technology is also present in the midsole to provide better protection against impact. The Dynamic DuoMax™ Support System ensures stability. It works with the I.G.S.® (IMPACT GUIDANCE SYSTEM) and Guidance Trusstic System™ which supports heel-to-toe transition by supporting the forefoot and the hind foot.
  • The outsole of the shoe is comprised of two proprietary rubber compounds that work together in order to deliver traction and responsible protection against wear and tear. Also, the Rear Foot Crash Pad makes it easier for the foot to land evenly on the ground and transition well towards the toe-off.

Asics Gel Kayano 24 size and fit

Asics Gel Kayano 24 fits most runners’ feet and provides true-to-size measurements. The available widths for the men and women’s versions is medium. It accommodates the runners who have medium sized feet.

Outsole

The rear outsole of the Asics gel Kayano 24 is made of the AHAR® or Asics High-Abrasion Rubber, which delivers reliable traction over the surface.

It also uses the DuraSponge®, which reduces supination to give a balanced and stretchy ride to the runners. This lessens the pressure under feet and provides a stable ride.

The Rear Foot Crash Pad delivers a smooth heel-to-toe transition for a more agreeable running experience.

Midsole

The Asics Gel Kayano 24 has been provided with FlyteFoam® midsole. This material makes use of organic fibers, which make the unit more robust. It also gives a responsive and springy ride.

FluidRide® which is not only durable, but also significantly lighter than EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate). The lightweight nature of this unit won’t result in an encumbered feeling.

The I.G.S.® (Impact Guidance System) design guides the foot in order to let it achieve a more natural transition through the gait cycle. Another interesting mechanism Guidance Trusstic System™ is used and it works together with the I.G.S.® to structurally support the runner’s foot. It reduces the impact of foot-strikes and supports the weight of the body. The Guidance Line, a flex groove placed vertically in the midsole to guide the runner to follow the natural gait while running.

The Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Cushioning System is in charge of absorbing impact shock during the foot-strike, making each step more agreeable.

The SpevaFoam™ 45 Lasting makes the platform softer and more accommodating of the wearer’s foot.

The DuoMax™ Support System offers a package of stability and durability by providing the runners with enhanced support to the mid-foot. Therefore, the runners are able to enjoy a balanced ride without feeling tired.

The Gender Specific Forefoot cushioning avails a layer of Solyte foam to provide additional cushioning. This allows the runner to enjoy a soft and plushy feel, especially during the toe-off.

Upper

The Kayano 24 is provided with an improved engineered mesh upper. It wraps around the foot securely while also preventing irritation. Its open construction accommodates airflow to keep the foot cool and dry.

The FluidFit® technology makes use of a mesh that is capable of stretching in multiple directions. It basically allows the foot to move more naturally without feeling restricted by the upper.

The Heel Clutching System™ is an external plastic unit that locks the heel in place and prevents it from wobbling while inside the shoe. Runners won’t have to worry about accidental shoe-removals with this add-on.

The Ortholite® X-40 Sockliner adds a bit more cushioning to the underfoot. It is also capable of staving off moisture and maintaining the upper unit’s breathable nature

A two-layer memory foam called the Personal Heel Fit (PHF) has been placed in the collar for a personalized fit. It also cushions the ankles and the top part of the heel.

The Reinforced Vamp makes the forefoot of the shoe more resistant to tearing and the effects of constant bending of the foot during the toe-off.