Who should buy the Asics HyperGel Kenzen

You will love the Asics HyperGel Kenzen  if:

  • You don't want the hassle of having shoes with laces
  • You want a flexible neutral running shoe for all-day wear, walking or jogging
  • You want a lightweight shoe that is sock-like fit and has superb cushioning

Asics HyperGel Kenzen asics

Excellent grips on different surfaces

The Asics HyperGel Kenzen utilizes the high abrasion rubber outsole. This material aims to provide additional traction and durability to the shoe, especially on the roads. It has excellent grip qualities that work well on a different range of surfaces. It helps the runner to keep going mile after mile.

Asics HyperGel Kenzen forefoot outsole

Withstand short and long-distance runnings with the Asics HyperGel Kenzen midsole

The Solyte midsole is integrated into the shoe. The purpose of which is to provide a durable yet high level of cushioning to the underfoot. This material is focused on withstanding short and long-distance running activities without affecting the performance of the runner.

Asics HyperGel Kenzen midsole 1

Along with the Solyte midsole, the one-piece HyperGEL cushioning is utilized in the shoe. Asics added this feature to improve shock absorption. Dissipating the amount of energy that enters the runner's body is the primary purpose of shock absorption. As a result, a more comfortable and hassle-free ride is experienced by the runner.

Asics HyperGel Kenzen heel midsole

Seamless circular knit upper of Asics HyperGel Kenzen

Integrated into the Asics HyperGel Kenzen is the seamless circular knit upper which delivers sleekness and comfort to the foot. This feature of the shoe adapts to the movements of the foot during the running sessions. The Nike Downshifter 7 is a comparable shoe to the Asics HyperGel Kenzen, as both offer the same functionality.

Asics HyperGel Kenzen toe upper

The mono-sock technology fit system is an added feature of the shoe. It is described as an elastic internal sleeve that aims to replace the traditional tongue unit. This technology is essential in providing a sock-like fit.

Asics HyperGel Kenzen collar

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 9mm
Heel height: 17mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.