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ASICS GEL Kayano 18 – Lightning/Flame/Black

words // Brandon Richard

Few sneaker series reach an 18th installment, so if you’re looking for running shoes that deliver what they promise, looking toward ASICS’ GEL-Kayano runners is a safe bet. The GEL-Kayano-18 sheds weight from its predecessor, weighing in at just 11.5 ounces. Even with the decrease in weight, the model maintains the classic ride, comfort and stability that ASICS running shoes are known for.

An open hole mesh offers enhanced breathability, while the sock liner is made from an antibacterial material that not only reduces foot odor and moisture, but provides additional cushioning. Personal Heel Fit (PHF) is a two-layer memory foam lining in the heel collar that helps create a personalized fit. Biomorphic Fit stretch material is strategically placed on the upper to reduce buckling and irritation.

Shock absorption is accounted for by the placement of GEL cushioning in the rear foot and forefoot. A Solyte midsole delivers ultra-lightweight cushioning. Guidance Line is a vertical flex groove component of I.G.S. and is employed in the forefoot to improve gait efficiency. Located in the medial mid foot is a DuoMax support system, which is a dual-density material designed to reduce excess pronation. Space Trusstic System in the bottom of the midsole is a gender-specific midfoot unit that controls midsole deformation and allows natural foot movement while stabilizing the shoe. ASICS High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) on the heel provides increased durability and DuraSponge in the forefoot delivers cushioning, responsiveness and flexibility.

Pictured here is one of the great GEL-Kayano 18 colorways you can pick up at Eastbay today. The stability running shoes feature a primarily Lightning Grey synthetic and mesh upper with Flame Red accenting and black trim throughout.

Available: ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 – Lightning/Flame/Black

ASICS GEL Kayano 18 - Lightning Flame Black (1)

ASICS GEL Kayano 18 - Lightning Flame Black (3)

ASICS GEL Kayano 18 - Lightning Flame Black (2)

ASICS GEL Kayano 18 - Lightning Flame Black (5)

ASICS GEL Kayano 18 - Lightning Flame Black (4)

5 Comments

  • kricks:

    These are real nice to run it.

  • impresive

  • Sn3aker_H0lic:

    they sound worth giving a try…

  • @DA_CLEAR_SOLE:

    #GREAT4RUNNING

  • PERPETUA BARBOSA:

    size 12

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