Updates to Asics Gel Kenun Knit

  • Hailing from the Asics Gel Kenun, the Asics Gel Kenun Knit is a running shoe that’s crafted for those who have neutral pronation. It uses a seamless upper design and a one-piece construction to deliver a soft and irritation-free interior experience. Eye-catching colorways allow the wearer to use this product for casual activities such as strolling.
  • Underfoot cushioning is given by a set of technologies that were developed and produced by the creators from Asics. These components work together to provide comfort, steadiness, and safety from the ground forces. The last uses an Ortholite® layer to stave off moisture and bacteria.
  • A durable rubber compound is used for the outsole unit of the Gel Kenun Knit same. It provides protection and surface traction. The heel part now has a GEL® cushioning exterior, which also serves as a layer that shields from abrasion.

Size and fit

The Asics Gel Kenun Knit was created using the standard measurements. It accommodates the natural preferences of runners when it comes to length. Widthwise, the available choices are B – Medium for women and D – Medium for men.

The last of this running shoe was made in collaboration with Ortholite®. A plush layer connects the upper to the platform, and it’s made using a compound that is capable of staving off moisture and bacteria.


A rubber compound is placed on the forefoot section of the outer sole. Its purpose is to protect the midsole from wear and tear. It also provides traction, which is vital for every running shoe.

Shallow flex grooves allow the platform to bend in conjunction with the muscles and joints of the foot, thus enabling a natural ride.

Contrary to most options in the Asics stable, the Kenun Knit features a GEL® exterior, a cushioning unit that cups the heel section. It is exposed to the ground, so it also serves as a protective element. Its grooved design also enables surface grip.


Solyte® is a full-length foam that’s responsible for underfoot cushioning. Asics have designed it to be lighter than most midsoles that are available on the market. It is lightweight yet touted to be durable and responsive.

The GEL® heel exterior is a silicon-based layer that helps attenuate the impact forces generated by the landing phase. Its unique placement and colored structure aim to heighten visual appeal.

The Guidance Line® is a vertical groove that helps to guide the foot through the gait cycle.  This reliable feature is also used in the popular Asics Gel Nimbus 21.

Ab Ortholite® sock liner adds a bit more cushioning for the underfoot. It has antimicrobial and anti-moisture properties that prevent odor and bacteria, thus maintaining a clean interior chamber.


A breathable mesh makes up the majority of the Asics Gel Kenun Knit’s exterior. Its goal is to protect the foot from the elements and to maintain a well-ventilated in-shoe experience.

Synthetic midfoot panels connect directly to the lacing system. When the laces are adjusted, these add-ons tighten or loosen as well, giving a secure yet customizable coverage.

A one-piece construction removes the traditionally independent tongue unit. Instead, the collar has a single opening that accommodates the foot. This configuration conjures a seamless and irritation-free wrap.

The rear part has an external counter to hold the heel in place and prevent it from exiting the foot-chamber unintentionally.


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