Asics Gel Kayano 15

Asics GEL Kayano is the top structured cushioning shoe available and a firm favourite from Asics. The Asics Gel Kayano 15 is the latest version builting on the strengths of its previous models to give a perfect mix of ultimate structured cushioning as well as a moderate level of support making it excellent for runners with mild to moderate over-pronation. Now featuring the largest heel gel pack ever, the same asymmetrical lacing to allow for fitting of broader number of people as seen in Kinsei 2 and Nimbus10 will match shape of foot well. The overall fit and function should be very similar to its predecessor Kayano14.

MSRP : US$140
Weight : 13 oz / 370 gm
Predecessor : Kayano 14
Features : Gender specific, Gel®, Solyte™, Space Trusstic System™, I.G.S.®, DuoMax®, AHAR+, PHF™, Biomorphic Fit™, DuraSponge®, DuoSole®, Asymmetrical lacing

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Recommended for runners with normal to low arches looking for a supportive high-end stability and highly cushioned shoe.
History : Kayano 15('09), Kayano 14('08), Kayano 13~1


AHAR+ : Heel : A thinner and lighter version of Asics High Abrasion Resistance rubber. It is placed on the impact area of the outsole to reduce excessive wear.

Asymmetrical Lacing Design : This set-up inimprove the ASICS Biomorphic Fit by creating a more anatomically correct lacing pattern. The asymmetrical lacing design is configured to wrap across the top of the vamp, creating a more open forefoot environment.

Biomorphic Fit : Provides enhanced upper fit and comfort while decreasing potential for irritation.

ComforDry™ : Insole provides the optimum cushioning performance system that creates a cooler, drier and healthier shoe environment.

DuoMax® : Medial Post : Ensures that the shoe maintains proper support for the foot during the critical transition from heel strike to toe-off.

DuraSponge® : A new blown rubber compound for enhanced durability and cushioning in the forefoot.

GEL® : Provides maximum rearfoot and forefoot shock attenuation.

I.G.S.® : Impact Guidance System : ASICS® design philosophy that uses linked componentry to encourage optimal gait while allowing for natural foot movement from heel strike to toe-off.

PHF™ : Personal Heel Fit System : Moulds and customises itself to the individual heel shape of the wearer.

Solyte™ : The advantage to injected Solyte® is a much more consistent density, ensuring that the desired softness is more ‘dialed in’ than standard compression molded midsole material. Injected Solyte® is also lighter than standard Solyte® contributing to the overall drop in weight.

Space Trusstic System™ : The system works with the complex functions of the foot to facilitate Windlass Mechanics. Space Trusstic is new I.G.S. componentry and an evolution, if not revolution of our benchmark trusstic technology. The Space Trusstic system is not integrated within the EVA. Rather it is suspended below the midsole EVA forming a distinct pocket or space into which the EVA of the mid foot section of the shoe can distort. The result is that torsion stability of the shoe is maintained but pressure on the plantar facia is released enabling tension with the transition from foot flat to propulsion. This is designed to facilitate the all-important Windlass Mechanism. Space Trusstic is a natural extension of I.G.S. and an enhancement of Windlass Mechanics.

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