Who should buy the Asics Gel Kayano Ace

The Gel Kayano Ace blends athletic performance and attractive flair in its lightweight shell. Purchase it if:

  • You need something with plenty of grip and quite adaptive underfoot.
  • Waterproof golf shoes that weigh as little as possible are what you prefer.
  • Extra support, especially around the arch, is a big deal to you.

Who should not buy it

If budget is a major concern, skip the Gel Kayano Ace ($170) for the cheaper Footjoy Flex XP ($110). And if you're not into sporty kicks, opt for the Adidas Adipure instead.

Ace-level comfort in every box

Many golfers find the Asics Gel Kayano Ace super cozy. Their convincing remarks are as follows:

  • "Like walking on your carpet at home."
  • "Extremely comfortable shoes."
  • "Comfortable to wear from car to course."

Asics Gel Kayano Ace equals incredible adhesion

With comments such as "excellent traction" and "exceptional on the slippery, dormant grasses," it is quite obvious that the Gel Kayano Ace is a knockout when it comes to grip.

Keeps you golfing for longer

Reviewers, including a gear pundit, are convinced that the featured Asics kick is among the most supportive spikeless golf shoes on the market. "My feet did not feel tired at all," said a golf player who completed a long and demanding round. Another one said that his Gel Kayano Aces "check the box exceedingly well" in terms of arch support.

Your balance preserved in the Gel Kayano Ace

Stability is one of the Asics Gel Kayano Ace's strong points, according to golf players. It provides "the ability to make a stable, controlled swing," says one of them.

But it requires a fortune

At $170 a pop, the Asics Gel Kayano Ace is a dear alright. Compared with the average, which is $143, this golf shoe is $27 more expensive. If you want to go the opposite direction of this kick, check out our budget-friendly corner.

The spot-on fit of the Gel Kayano Ace

The Gel Kayano Ace "fits like a high-end running shoe," says a footwear critic. He specifically likes the locked-in fit of the shoe's heel and midfoot sections while giving him enough wiggle room around the toe box. Non-professional reviewers also arrived at the same conclusion, with one saying that its fit is "just like a pair of Asics sneakers."

Captivatingly light

This shoe, which a professional blogger calls "visually impressive," is among the lightest kicks out there. In comparison, the Gel Kayano Ace is 52 g lighter apiece than the average weight of waterproof golf shoes.

You might be mistaken for a runner

While its overall look is eye-catching (particularly the Metropolis/Gunmetal colorway), the Gel Kayano Ace might be too running-inspired for some. It's a nitpick from an expert, sure, but it's one criticism about the shoe that he feels like not-so-athletic golfers might not appreciate.

Kingly in hot and damp conditions 

"My feet stayed completely dry," said a footgear maven after testing the Asics Gel Kayano Ace in very damp conditions. The same reviewer also talked about the shoe's breathability, saying that he had "no issues with sweat" in warm weather.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 369g
Outsole: Spikeless
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Material: Synthetic Upper
Closure: Laces
Style: Athletic
BRAND Brand: Asics

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Cesar Monasterio
Cesar Monasterio

Cesar Monasterio is considered one of the best Argentine golfers of his generation. He is one of only 13 players to have victories on all three European golf circuits: European Tour, Challenge Tour, and Legends Tour. In 2014 he won the English Senior Open and was voted Rookie of the Year on the Legends Tour. Mr Monasterio represented his country in the 1995 World Cup. Still active and competing with a strong focus, he is the president of the Argentine Professional Golf Tour and the coach of several prestigious golfers. Finally, he is a specialist golf "Blacksmith" repairing golf clubs precisely at the workshop set in his house for this fine purpose.