We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The Kayano 25 is very comfortable to wear even for long hours, said several users.
  • A few lauded the shoe’s appealing design and color options.
  • Some purchasers appreciated the stability features of the Asics Gel Kayano 25.
  • The underfoot cushioning system was appreciated by many people.
  • A couple of reviewers commended the shoe’s roomy toe box which allows natural toe-splay.
  • Some runners noted that this running shoe has an impressive fit.
  • The shoe is very versatile; some used this version for casual walks and gym workouts.
  • According to some user reviews, the shoe is durable.
  • The Kayano 25 is also available in wide width option.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe is slightly expensive.
  • A couple of wearers experienced heel blister and ankle pain with the Asics Gel Kayano 25.

Bottom line

The overwhelming number of positive feedback has proven that the Asics Gel Kayano 25 was satisfactory to most users. A few found the shoe expensive, but a lot of runners were happy with the shoe’s cushioning, stability and versatility. Overall, most purchasers have been enjoying using the Kayano 25 and they're satisfied with their purchase.

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Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.