Who should buy the ASICS Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show

  • Ideal option for experienced road runners who have over-pronated foot motion
  • For high-mileage runners who are looking for a dependable training partner that can handle 21Ks and marathon distances.

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Updates to the ASICS Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show

  • 3M reflective layers for visibility in dark situations.
  • Rubber compounds that are resistant to abrasion that adds to the cushioning capacity of the platform.

ASICS Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show updates

Dependable traction and resilience

The heel portion of the ASICS Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show’s outsole makes use of AHAR (ASICS High Abrasion Rubber). This compound is resilient against the debilitating tendency of constant ground contact.

ASICS Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show traction

It shields the midsole from damage while also doling out traction. DuraSponge is made of blown AHAR. The unique trait of this material is its spongy nature. The semi-soft form contributes to the overall cushioning capacity of the sole unit.

Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show offers extra propelling power

It is placed on the forefoot section for extra propelling power. Flex grooves make the whole sole unit flexible. Such a design encourages the inherent capability of the foot to bend as it goes through the gait cycle.

ASICS Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show midsole

The FluidRide midsole is a full-length cushioning unit that is made to be sturdy. Yet the strength of its build doesn’t hold back a bouncy quality that engages the foot to perform energetically.

Absorbs landing shock

The FlyteFoam Propel and FlyteFoam Lyte work together to bring a well-rounded underfoot experience. The latter is tasked with maintaining the structural integrity of the midsole while the former is made to push the foot forward during liftoff.

ASICS Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show flyte foam

The heel and forefoot sections of the midsole have Gel units inside of them. These additions are made of a silicon-based gel that’s meant to absorb landing shock during the foot-strike, fundamentally easing the process of taking each step.

Correct overpronation and prevent strain

The Dynamic DuoMax Support System is a dual-density unit that’s wedged in the medial midfoot section. Its job is to correct overpronation, thus preventing discomfort and even injury when running.

ASICS Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show dynamic duomax

The Guidance Trusstic System involves a thermoplastic layer between the midsole and outsole that serves as a steadying foundation. It bears the muscles and tendons of the underfoot, saving them from strain and fatigue.

Extra layer of cushioning

Overpronators or those who have foot injuries may find such a feature helpful. The Ortholite X-40 Sockliner is an extra layer of cushioning placed on top of the primary midsole.

ASICS Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show ortholite

It protects the foot from odor and bacterial via its anti-moisture and anti-microbial properties. The FluidFit upper graces the ASICS Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show.

ASICS Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show is a breathable shoe

This feature is made up of stretchy mesh and fused elastic overlays, elements that work in tandem to accommodate the natural shape and motion of the foot.

ASICS Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show mesh

Breathability is attained through visible breathing holes that pockmark the front and sides. The Heel Clutching System on the external part of the collar is tasked with holding the heel in place and preventing it from exiting the interior chamber involuntarily.

3M reflective layers for visibility

3M is a reflective material that is patterned strategically on the silhouette of this running shoe. The goal of this light-sensitive sheet is to make the shoe more visible in low-light conditions.

ASICS Gel Kayano 25 Lite-Show 3M reflective

Those who wish to run at night may find such a facet helpful for their excursions.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 11.9oz / Women 9.8oz
Drop: Men 10mm / Women 13mm
Arch support: Stability
Base model: ASICS Gel Kayano 25
Update: ASICS Gel Kayano 26 Lite-Show
Forefoot height: Men 12mm / Women 11mm

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