Asics Gel cushioning never ceases to amaze

The HyperGEL makes up the midsole unit of the Asics HyperGel KAN. This proprietary technology is comprised of an eTPU platform that goes from the heel to the toe.

Asics HyperGel KAN gel

The eTPU is injected with small pieces of GEL shock-attenuators. The combination of these elements ensures springy performances and well-mitigated landings.

Knit upper fits like a sock

The external portion of the Asics HyperGel KAN’s upper unit is made up of a knitted fabric, which has the look and structure of a sweater. The job of this textile is to provide flexible yet supportive coverage.

Asics HyperGel KAN knit upper

The Asics logo is emblazoned on the left and right sides of the upper. These printed add-ons are meant to help in keeping the foot in place while also heightening brand recognition.

There is no traditional tongue unit on this running shoe’s façade. Instead, the Mono-Sock Fit System is in place. This feature is made up of a one-piece internal sleeve that hugs the foot and keeps it free of irritation.

Asics HyperGel KAN fit

An elastic opening wraps the lower portion of the leg, completing the upper unit’s purpose of offering a sock-like coverage.

Asics HyperGel KAN mono-sock

Pull tabs are placed on the instep and the back of the shoe. These fabric loops help the runner in wearing and removing the Asics HyperGel KAN. The one on the left shoe has the Kanji ‘Mind’ welded on it, while the right on has the Kanji symbol for ‘Body.’

Facts / Specs

Style: Sock, Sporty
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Running
Closure: Laces
Material: Knit / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Breathable

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