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
    $150
  • Weight
    Men: 10.7oz
    Women: 8.8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    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: 18mm
    Women: 17mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 9mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Asics HyperGel KAN

  • The Asics HyperGel KAN is a running shoe that’s designed for the roads. It makes use of a fashion-forward design to accommodate those who desire style to go along with their functional footwear. A knitted upper provides a smooth and flexible coverage, and it’s supported by an internal sleeve that resembles the structure of a sock.
  • HyperGEL™ mixes full-length eTPU with the bead version of the proprietary GEL® shock-attenuating technology. The amalgamation of these features ensures consistent cushioning that isn’t weighed down. A rubber exterior protects the platform and saves it from wear-and-tear.

Asics HyperGel KAN size and fit

The Asics HyperGel KAN was crafted to be true to size. Runners can purchase a pair with their usual sizing choices in mind. The available widths are D – Medium and B – Medium for men and women, respectively. The semi-curved shape of this shoe’s platform and the form-fitting design of the silhouette work together to provide an accommodating in-shoe experience.

Outsole

A rubber compound covers the rest of the sole unit, protecting it from the abrasive nature of the surfaces. It also makes sure to provide traction.

Flex grooves and tread patterns help the forefoot section to bend. Such a construction energizes the toe-off phase of the gait cycle.

Midsole

The HyperGEL™ makes up the midsole unit of the Asics HyperGel KAN. This proprietary technology is comprised of an eTPU platform that goes from the heel to the toe. The eTPU is injected with small pieces of GEL® shock-attenuators. The combination of these elements ensures springy performances and well-mitigated landings. In contrast, the Nike Zoom Strike 2—also a road shoe—uses an air-containing foam in its midsole.

Upper

The external portion of the Asics HyperGel KAN’s upper unit is made up of a knitted fabric, which has the look and structure of a sweater. The job of this textile is to provide flexible yet supportive coverage.

The Asics logo is emblazoned on the left and right sides of the upper. These printed add-ons are meant to help in keeping the foot in place while also heightening brand recognition.

There is no traditional tongue unit on this running shoe’s façade. Instead, the Mono-Sock® Fit System is in place. This feature is made up of a one-piece internal sleeve that hugs the foot and keeps it free of irritation.

An elastic opening wraps the lower portion of the leg, completing the upper unit’s purpose of offering a sock-like coverage.

Pull tabs are placed on the instep and the back of the shoe. These fabric loops help the runner in wearing and removing the Asics HyperGel KAN. The one on the left shoe has the Kanji ‘Mind’ welded on it, while the right on has the Kanji symbol for ‘Body.’


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