Who should buy the Asics Kanmei

  • A great choice for those who have just started running who need a lightweight and comfortable running partner that doesn’t break the bank.
  • A must-have neutral running shoe for contemporary shoe enthusiasts that love great aesthetics and minimalist façade for casual wear and gym sessions.

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Ensures surface control

The Asics Kanmei uses a rubber compound as its outsole unit. It covers the rest of the underfoot platform, protecting it from the potentially abrasive nature of the asphalt. It is also responsible for traction, which is essential when it comes to ensuring surface control.

Asics Kanmei outsole

A diamond pattern pervades the face of the outer sole. Aside from allowing this section to look unique, they make the entire underfoot platform flexible and agreeable to the inherent bending capacity of the wearer’s foot.

Kanmei provides lightweight cushioning

Making up the full length of the Asics Kanmei’s midsole is a lightweight and flexible foam unit. It cushions the foot and keeps it safe from the impact forces. It’s not too thick, so it preserves the muted, casual design of the product.

Asics Kanmei cushion

It also optimizes the performance of the neutral pronator. A foam footbed that’s lightly cushioned offers additional comfort to the underside of the foot.

Asics Kanmei offers breathable in-shoe experience

The upper unit of the Asics Kanmei features a seamless mesh. It covers the foot and keeps it safe from irritation. Its fabric-like construction leaves pores through which air can pass, therefore ensuring a breathable in-shoe experience.

Breathable textile is the material that’s used for the interior part. It doesn’t hinder the capacity of this running shoe to keep the foot well-ventilated as it allows airflow.

Asics Kanmei breathable shoe

The tongue and collar are lightly cushioned. The purpose of this design is to add some cushioning to the topmost parts of the foot while also bringing security.

A pull tab on the heel section allows the wearer to put on or remove the shoe with ease.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 204g / Women 162g
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
BRAND Brand: Asics
Type: Lightweight

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