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  • Terrain

    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

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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

    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
    $170
  • Weight
    Men: 11.9oz
    Women: 9.8oz
  • 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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 24mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 11mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Unknown
  • Special editions
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Updates to Asics Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show

  • The Asics Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show is a road shoe that’s constructed for runners who have overpronated foot motion. The façade is primarily the same as the original Kayano 25 model, but the Lite-Show version has 3M reflective layers for visibility in dark situations.
  • Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of a helping of midsole technologies. These elements work together to support the foot and keep it comfortable throughout the run. A stability unit in the medial midfoot aims to keep the foot at a neutral stance when moving or when standing idly.
  • Rubber compounds that’ are resistant to abrasion are used for the outsole unit of the Asics Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show. One of these layers has a malleable nature that potentially adds to the cushioning capacity of the platform.

Asics Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show size and fit

The Asics Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show was constructed to be true-to-size. Therefore, runners can get a pair using their usual sizing choices. When it comes to width, the available options are D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women.

Outsole

The heel portion of the Asics Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show’s outsole makes use of AHAR® (Asics High Abrasion Rubber). This compound is resilient against the debilitating tendency of constant ground contact. It shields the midsole from damage while also doling out traction.

DuraSponge® is made of blown AHAR®. The unique trait of this material is its spongy nature. The semi-soft form contributes to the overall cushioning capacity of the sole unit. It is placed on the forefoot section for extra propelling power.

Flex grooves make the whole sole unit flexible. Such a design encourages the inherent capability of the foot to bend as it goes through the gait cycle.

Midsole

The FluidRide® midsole is a full-length cushioning unit that is made to be sturdy. Yet the strength of its build doesn’t hold back a bouncy quality that engages the foot to perform energetically.

The FlyteFoam® Propel and FlyteFoam® Lyte work together to bring a well-rounded underfoot experience. The latter is tasked with maintaining the structural integrity of the midsole while the former is made to push the foot forward during liftoff.

The heel and forefoot sections of the midsole have Gel® units inside of them. These additions are made of a silicon-based gel that’s meant to absorb landing shock during the foot-strike, fundamentally easing the process of taking each step.

The Dynamic DuoMax™ Support System is a dual-density unit that’s wedged in the medial midfoot section. Its job is to correct overpronation, thus preventing discomfort and even injury when running.

The Guidance Trusstic System™ involves a thermoplastic layer between the midsole and outsole that serves as a steadying foundation. It bears the muscles and tendons of the underfoot, saving them from strain and fatigue. Overpronators or those who have foot injuries may find such a feature helpful.

The Ortholite® X-40 Sockliner is an extra layer of cushioning placed on top of the primary midsole. It protects the foot from odor and bacterial via its anti-moisture and anti-microbial properties.

Upper

The FluidFit® upper graces the Asics Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show. This feature is made up of stretchy mesh and fused elastic overlays, elements that work in tandem to accommodate the natural shape and motion of the foot. Breathability is attained through visible breathing holes that pockmark the front and sides.

The Heel Clutching System™ on the external part of the collar is tasked with holding the heel in place and preventing it from exiting the interior chamber involuntarily.

3M is a reflective material that is patterned strategically on the silhouette of this running shoe. The goal of this light-sensitive sheet is to make the shoe more visible in low-light conditions. Those who wish to run at night may find such a facet helpful for their excursions.


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