Facts

  • 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
    $110
  • Weight
    Men: 11.2oz
    Women: 9.1oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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: 23mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 13mm
    Women: 12mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Asics Gel Kenun MX SP

  • The Asics Gel Kenun MX SP, same as with its origin model, the Gel Kenun MX is a running shoe that’s designed for those who have neutral pronation. The outsole has a mildly textured face that works appropriately on asphalt or other flat surfaces. Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of the Solyte® material, one of the brand’s most lightweight technologies.
  • The upper unit of this road-companion utilizes a breathable mesh. This material has an open construction that welcomes air into the foot-chamber. The Asics logo serves as fused overlays on the left and right sides.

Asics Gel Kenun MX SP size and fit

The Asics Gel Kenun MX SP was made to be true to size. Runners can get a pair using their regular sizing preferences. Half and full sizes are available for this model. When it comes to width, the variants are D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women. The semi-curved shape of the last mimics the natural curvature of the human foot.

The lasting material of this shoe is made in collaboration with Ortholite®. A plush yet breathable board connects the upper to the platform. Ventilation and support are further encouraged by this component.

Outsole

The forefoot section of the Asics Gel Kenun MX SP’s outsole features a rubber layer. This compound is meant to protect against wear-and-tear. It is also tasked with ensuring traction over the asphalt.

The heel section of this shoe has ground-contact GEL®, which is a silicon-based piece that is responsible for attenuating impact shock during the landing phase of the gait cycle. Aside from handling the landing forces, it also contributes to the traction capability of the external pad.

Midsole

Just like the popular Asics Gel Cumulus 20, the shoe has a full-length Solyte® foam midsole which serves as the primary cushioning unit of the Gel Kenun MX SP.  This technology is touted to be lighter than the other midsole options in the Asics roster of footwear. It is flexible and durable, as well.

An Ortholite® Sockliner is placed on top of the main foam compound. This add-on brings a bit more cushioning for the underfoot. It has antimicrobial and anti-moisture features to maintain a healthy and dry interior experience.

Upper

A breathable mesh serves as the exterior part of the Asics Gel Kenun MX SP’s upper unit. This textile is flexible and form-fitting. It has open pores that welcome air into the foot-chamber.

Thin overlays are printed onto the façade. Some of them reinforce the eyelets of the traditional lacing system, while others take the form of the Asics logo. The principal purpose of these layers is to maintain the structural integrity of the upper.

Seamless design is employed in the interior chamber. A smooth fabric permits the foot to slide into the shoe with ease. The softness of the inner lining also allows runners to forgo the use of socks.


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