Asics Gel Kayano 17

The 2010s Asics flagship supportive running shoe, Gel Kayano 17 has under gone a new transformation. Focusing on a much better fit and comfort, with Asics Gudiance Line technology (Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency), the end product is a lighter and more effective Gel Kayano series ever. (Updated Model : Asics Gel Kayano 18)

MSRP : US$140
Weight : 12.3 oz / 348 gm
Predecessor : Gel Kayano 16
Product Cycle : Product Cycle : RY.2010.DY.2011.Nov.
Features : Style : Gender Specific : Upper : Open Mesh, Biomorphic Fit™, PHF™, Asymmetrical lacing : Midsole : ComforDry™ Sockliner, Dual Density Solyte® Last, Solyte™, Gel® Cushioning, DuoMax®, Space Trusstic System™, Discrete Heel unit, Guidance Line : Outsole : ARHAR, DuraSponge®

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Recommended for runners with normal to low arches, Moderate to Severe pronation, looking for a supportive high-end stability and highly cushioned shoe.
AsicsGelKayano16StickerHistory : Gel Kayano Series : Kayano 17('11), Kayano 16('10), 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™ Sockliner : Insole provides the optimum cushioning performance system that creates a cooler, drier and healthier shoe environment.

Discrete Heel unit : Asics' highest degree of shock absorption unit in the heel and is currently the most advanced component of IGS.

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

Dual Density Solyte® Last : Employs different densities of Solyte® lasting material in heel and forefoot for improved comfort.

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

Gel® : Provides maximum rearfoot and forefoot shock attenuation.

Guidance Line® : A vertical flex groove component of IGS and is primarily articulated in the forefoot to improve gait efficiency.

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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