Asics Gel Kayano 18

The Asics Gel Kayano 18 with a streamline lower profile with some new features will surely be another hit for the ever hot selling Gel Kayano series from Asics. Introducing a whole new look with newly re-designed multi-rigid Dynamic DuoMax which still provide the same amount of support while taking some weight off over the old designed. The Gel Kayano 18 also features a Soft Top which enhances the platform comfort with gender-specific densities, a firmer 53 degree Solyte® layer for men and a softer 48 degree Solyte for women as to compensate the gender weight differential. (Updated Model : Asics Gel Kayano 19)

MSRP : US$150
Weight : 11.6 oz / 327 gm
Predecessor : Gel Kayano 17
Product Cycle : RY.2012.DY.2012 Nov.
Features : Style : Gender Specific : Upper : Open Mesh, Asymmetrical Lacing, PHF™, Biomorphic Fit™, Heel Clutching System, ComfortDry™ Sockliner, Solyte 55™ Strobel Last : Midsole : Solyte™ Midsole, Gel®, Soft Top, DuoMax™, Space Trusstic System™ : Outsole : AHAR™, DuraSponge™ : Misc : IGS™, Guidance Line™

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AHAR™, Rearfoot : 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 : This set-up improve 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.

ComfortDry Sockliner : Made from an anti-bacterial material that not only reduces odor and moisture but also provides additional cushioning.

DuoMax®, Medial Post : Ensures that the shoe maintains proper support for the foot during the critical transition from heel strike to toe-off. The latest evolution has been introduced in the shoe with multi-rigid shape Dynamic DuoMax technology, resulting a ounce of weight saving s as to its previous design while providing the same level of support.

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

Gel®, Forefoot n Rearfoot : Provides maximum rearfoot and forefoot shock attenuation.

Heel Clutching System : This system removes the traditional internal heel components and replaces it with an exoskeletal heel counter to provides a more comfortable heel fitting environment while decreasing the probability of friction or irritation.

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.

Open Mesh : An ultra lightweight shoe upper with overlays which provides excellent support and ventilation.

P.H.F. : Personal Heel Fit System : Moulds and customizes itself to the individual heel shape of the wearer.

Solyte™ Midsole : Which sit ontop of the midsole to enhance platform comfort with gender-specific densities. Men on average, typically have a larger body mass than women, which tends to mean they will compress a midsole more than the average woman. Gel Kayano 18 is constructed with a firmer 53 degree Solyte® layer for men and a softer 48 degree Solyte for women.

Solyte™ Midsole : Mid-sole material which is a advanced durable co-polymer that is lighter than standard EVA and Asics SpEVA®.

Solyte® 55 Stroble Last : On top of the inner rear portion of the shoe, it has a medium density to deliver a moderately soft feel under the foot.

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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