Who should buy the Asics Gel Kayano Trainer Knit

This Asics Trainer is a good match for you if:

  • You are after a shoe with a Gel-cushioning midsole
  • You want a low-top sneaker with retro style
  • You prefer a lightweight shoe inspired by running

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Style of the Asics Gel Kayano Trainer Knit

The Asics Gel Kayano Trainer Knit brings the Asics traditional running profile made with innovative material. This inventive fusion of the classic style with advanced technology makes this pair suitable for the on-trend fashion. All-day wearing is not a problem with this pair because of its lightness and comfort.

Asics Gel Kayano Trainer Knit toebox

Some users sport this with lace-up while some users can pretty much run away with an unlaced shoe. Wearers can use this pair with their joggers, skinny jeans, shorts or with their activewear. The Asics Gel Kayano Trainer Knit can go with almost any casual attire the wearers wish to strut.

Asics Gel Kayano Trainer Knit Laces

Notable Features

The most notable feature of the Asics Kayano Trainer Knit is its monochromatic look. From the shoelace to the outsole, the Asics Gel Kayano Trainer Knit showcases a unicolor theme. Many buyers liked this as it contributes to its simple and clean overall look.

Asics Gel Kayano Trainer Knit Outsole

Some buyers also noted the similarities between the Gel Kayano Trainer Knit and the Adidas NMD Primeknit. Both shoes exhibit a sock-like collar. This kind of collar provides a snug and supportive feel to the wearers.

Asics Gel Kayano Trainer Knit Collar

History of the Asics Gel Kayano Trainer Knit

Shoe innovation is constant to cater to the incessant needs of consumers. Asics developed the Gel cushioning system which is placed in the forefoot and heel of the shoe. It is a soft material that absorbs the landing force, thus reducing the impact of each step.

Asics Gel Kayano Trainer Knit heel counter

Back in 1990, the Gel Trendy was the first shoe design that used gel technology. It is a stable running shoe that has typical aesthetics which, ironically, made it more interesting for consumers. Various models with gel technology were released after the Gel Trendy.

Asics Gel Kayano Trainer Knit Midsole

In 2017, Asics revamped their iconic Gel-Kayano running shoe to fit the modern-day aesthetics. This lifestyle shoe must-have still uses the same tooling as the original release except for the upper. They added the Knit material in the upper for a glove-like fit. The bold cage overlay is also present for a superior lockdown fit.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Asics Gel Kayano Trainer
Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Asics Gel, Asics Gel Kayano
Closure: Laces
Designed by: Toshikazu Kayano

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.