Who should buy the Asics Gel Kayano 22

Asics Gel Kayano 22 is the solid shoe for you if:

Asics Gel Kayano 22 Asic logo

Updates on the Asics Gel Kayano 22

  • Enhanced cushioning
  • New and enhanced mesh with no-sew extra reflective synthetic overlays

Extra durable outsole

The Asics Gel Kayano 22 features the notable Asics High Abrasion Rubber (ASHAR) that provides exceptional durability, added cushioning, and flexibility. The rear foot crash pad also reduces the rate of pronation. It is designed to deliver a smoother heel-to-toe transition.

Asics Gel Kayano 22 ahar outsole

Great energy return

The shoe features the brand’s notable Rearfoot and Forefoot Gel Cushioning system that is designed to deliver a more responsive ride, absorbing shock during landing and delivering great energy return for powerful toe-offs.

Asics Gel Kayano 22 Gel cushioning

Lightweight Gel Kayano 22

The FluidRide midsole technology, which has been used in other Kayano versions like the Gel Kayano 25, delivers a responsive cushioning and added durability in the midsole without giving added weight.

Asics Gel Kayano 22 midsole

Controlled movements

The shoe also features the Dynamic DuoMax Support System that is designed to reduce overpronation. It works perfectly by controlling the movement of the foot while running to achieve a smoother heel-to-toe transition.

Asics Gel Kayano 22 DuoMax Support

Kayano’s gender-specific cushioning

The shoe also comes with gender-specific forefoot cushioning that is designed to give added comfort and protection.

Breathable mesh

The upper of the Kayano 22 features the redesigned mesh that delivers lightweight and durable breathability. Together with the FluidFit technology, this shoe provides a glove-like, personalized fit.

Asics Gel Kayano 22 Mesh upper

Asics’ Comfortable and personalized heel collar

The two-layer memory foam lining strategically located in the heel collar provides an enhanced comfortable and personalized fit while the reinforced vamp gives added durability through the seamless overlay.

Asics Gel Kayano 22 heel collar

Disperses tension

The discrete eyelets are also designed to disperse tension while giving added comfort when running.

Asics Gel Kayano 22 Lacing

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 323g / Women 252g
Drop: Men 10mm / Women 13mm
Arch support: Stability
Update: Asics Gel Kayano 28
Forefoot height: Men 12mm / Women 11mm
Heel height: Men 22mm / Women 24mm

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