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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 9.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A handful of buyers were impressed with the orange color placement which makes the shoes stand out.
  • The cushioned midsole provides enhanced comfort.
  • A reviewer likes the overall look of the Porter x Asics Gel Kayano Trainer.
  • The synthetic panels add durability to the shoe.
  • The Gel technology makes the shoe lightweight.
  • The rubber outsole features flex grooves that provide comfort to the wearer.
  • A few sneaker sites noted that it is one of the best collabs pertaining to the Kayano Trainer in recent history.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Porter x Asics Gel Kayano Trainer is expensive.
  • It is difficult to purchase a pair right away, according to a few reviewers.

Bottom line

The Porter x Asics Gel Kayano Trainer exhibits comfort and style. The strategically placed orange accents are truly eye-catching. For people who are willing to spend extra bucks on a nice-looking pair, the Porter x Asics Gel Kayano Trainer is an excellent choice.


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Porter x Asics Gel Kayano Trainer History

The Porter x Asics Gel Kayano Trainer is originally from the silhouette of the ASICS GEL Kayano Trainer, (TN310) which was first released in 1993. The model is constantly being reworked since its conception. Named after shoe designer Toshizaku Kayano—who started working on the product a year before its launch—the trainer penetrated the running shoe scene as a flagship product created for individuals who are serious about high-mileage running.

The Porter x Asics Gel Kayano Trainer debuted on February 25, 2017 via Yoshida & Co. Ltd. and on March 4 via Asics. A wider global launch was set on March 11, 2017.

Porter is the main label of Yoshida & Co., Ltd., a Japanese bag and accessories manufacturer based in Tokyo.

Porter x Asics Gel Kayano Trainer Style

The Porter x Asics Gel-Kayano Trainer carries the signature colors of Porter. The idea behind the material and color placement was borrowed from Japanese bag label’s military-influenced TANKER line. The inspiration emerged through the shoe’s black nylon upper in combination with the branding and lining in orange color.

The collaboration sneaker embodies a minimalist design that has an equal essence of the two brands which greatly charms fashion-conscious individuals. It is great with jeans and shorts.

Fit & Sizing

The Porter x Asics Gel Kayano Trainer is available from 7.5 to 12 in men’s sizing. The model generally runs true to size. It features a lace up closure which can be adjusted to achieve a snug fit. The heel also feels snug. The pair is based on a performance running shoe so along the instep, wearers will feel a secure fit.

Notable Features

Travel fans who have heard of Porter are surely to realize that the company’s classic colors are lavishly used in the Porter x Asics Gel Kayano Trainer. As this is the two company’s first collaborative work, the luggage giant made sure to really come up with a colorway that greatly distinguishes it from past models of this shoe.

Additional Info

  • Porter x Asics Gel Kayano Trainer has a monosock structure that integrates very supple textile tongue and an ankle opening at the upper.
  • The shoe has a jumbo heel protector.
  • The exterior of the upper is a combination of nylon twill and nubuck. The former is the same fabric material used for TANKER bags. The Porter tag is found on the sides while the lining and sole unit has the Japanese bag retailer’s trademark orange color.
  • The flat black shoelaces are the default. There’s an extra drawstring cord that comes with the shoe package.
  • The Porter x Asics Gel Kayano Trainer bought from Yoshida & Co. Ltd. comes with an orange dust bag which can fit the pair.