The ASICS’ Kayano series has firmly established in the market of sports footwear for more than 20 years already. Evolving, developing, and improving, the 24th version of the Asics Gel Kayano positions itself as a flagship stability running shoe today.
What is Asics Gel Kayano 24?
- the most modern technologies
- improved running efficiency with minimum risk of injury over varying distances
- perfect fit, stability, and comfort for overpronators
- heavy duty everyday trainer
- perfect runner for marathons
Asics Gel Kayano 24 Black
Release date: September 2017
Total black colorway probably is the best money investment in shoes: it’s always in fashion, it’s versatile, it can be easily combined with every single shade and color without any limitations – so you’re absolutely free when choosing your workout outfit. Black is a timeless classic, which is never boring and always looks on point.
Asics Gel Kayano 24 (2E) – Wide
Release date: June 2017
Colors: Black/Green Gecko/Phantom
ASICS Gel Kayano 24 has something for people with wide feet too. This cool black and green model is available in 2E width – no suffering from narrow runners anymore! However, it can be a bit problematic to find this width online, so the price is significantly higher.
Asics Gel Kayano 24 (4E) – Extra Wide
Release date: June 2017
Colors: Silver/Black/Mid Grey
These silver Kayanos are the most recognizable out of the whole 24 line. So, no wonder, this very model is produced in the widest range of width – from narrow to extra wide. This colorway is very popular, as it’s not overly dark and not too light to show the dirt as well.
Asics Gel Kayano 24 Lite Show
Release date: September 2017
A couple of months after the release of the 24th Kayanos, Asics decided to diversify the design options and added Lite Show bright cuties to the collection. They’ve twisted a classic black style of the Kayanos, adding an orange outsole and shiny rainbow upper overlays – everything genial is simple, indeed!
Asics Gel Kayano 24 Black and White – NYC Marathon Edition
Release date: 11/5/2017
A special ASICS Gel Kayano 24 NYC edition was created especially for the city that never sleeps. This completely unboring colorway, incredible stability and cushioning properties – the ideal blend for running a marathon with ease. The NYC Kayanos are represented in different graphic along the upper for men and for women.
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External Design: Asics Gel Kayano 24
The Asics Gel Kayano 24 has brought a wind of change into the Asics’s “don’t-change-it-ever” design philosophy. The external design of this shoe differs from all previous versions – it’s sleek and snappy, with lots of classic and unusual colorways available.
The upper of the runner is made of engineered mesh, which combines tightly knit and vented areas over a single component. On the lateral side of the shoe you can find a classic molded Asics logo, and on the heel, there’s a plastic external counter with smooth contours and cool reflective components.
The rounded, non-elastic laces lock the foot in securely, visually connecting the heel and midfoot areas. Also, the upper features a moderately padded tongue, which is not fixed like a sleeve, so it can slide to the sides. However, a new internal tape under the mesh, which extends from the lacing area to the toe-tip, balances that little issue with the tongue construction.
The upper stands on a really solid midsole, which is made of several foam blends (they feature different firmness and are strategically placed according to this criterion). The AHAR rubber outsole completes the outstanding external design of the Asics Gel Kayano 24.
Wearing Advantages: Asics Gel Kayano 24
The stability mechanisms present in the Asics Gel Kayano 24 provide the runners with enhanced support in the midfoot, fantastic locked in feel in the heel area, so the foot doesn’t roll inwards – great for neutral runners, and for overpronators, of course.
Along with stability, this shoe also supports the runners’ feet on several levels: thanks to improved upper construction and the Impact Guidance System that works together with the Guidance Trusstic System.
Of course, this awesome runner can’t be so great without its shock-absorbing abilities. The Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning System and FlyteFoam midsole make the sole unit both responsive and rather solid at the same time (it’s just the perfect balance of cushioning and stability).
The Asics Gel Kayano 24 can boast about its lightweight nature that is almost impossible within the stability shoes segment.
Breathable upper construction and mesh lining allow for a decent moisture management and odor-free performance.
The grip of this shoe is appreciated by most customers, according to their reviews. The classic AHAR outsole does its work great so that you can trust this reliable traction, especially on the roads and sidewalks.
This runner is able to accommodate to the wearer’s foot due to its SpEVA 45 Lasting Foam, which is a great investment to the comfort. Besides, the FluidFit technology allows the upper wrap your foot securely, stretching in multiple directions, and preventing irritation.
- size & fit
Most customers found this runner true to size, so you’re not gonna face any sizing issues. The available width for men and women is medium. What’s cool about the fit is that this shoe features a two-layer memory foam PHF, which allows for a personalized fit.
The forefoot of the shoe is protected from tearing and quick wear-off by means of the Reinforced Vamp.
- removable insole
The Asics Gel Kayano 24 features the Ortholite X-40 Sockliner, which has good cushioning and moisture management properties. However, it also can be easily replaced with your favorite orthotic.
Other Know-Hows That Supplied in a Model
MetaClutch ™ external heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment.
I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) enhances the foot’s natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
Guidance Trusstic System provides midfoot structural integrity and improves gait efficiency.
Guidance Line Technology is a vertical flex groove, which decouples the tooling along the line of progression, and also enhances gait efficiency.
GEL Cushioning System in the rearfoot and forefoot for a responsive ride and a smooth transitions through the gait cycle.
FlyteFoam Technology gives exceptional bounce back and responsiveness without packing out that traditionally happens with softer, low-density foams.
FluidRide Technology invests into cushioning properties of the shoe and also reduces the overall weight.
SpEVA Foam 45 Lasting gives a soft platform feel and improved comfort.
Ortholite X-40 Sockliner adds extra cushioning and controls the moisture inside the shoe.
Dynamic DuoMax System is a new version of a traditional DuoMax technology with improved stability, support, and reduced weight.
AHAR rubber outsole provides good grip and traction on the variety of surfaces.
ASICS FluidFit Upper is a combination of a multi-directional stretch mesh and stretch reinforcements for a truly customized glove-like fit.
Conclusions: Asics Gel Kayano 24 vs 23
It must be said that the price of the new Asics Gel Kayano 24 has grown significantly in comparison with the previous versions of the shoe. So, what’s changed, what are the main differences between the 23 and 24 Kayanos?
Firstly, the Kayano 24 has a reduction in overall weight and height, the sides clasp snugger than the Kayano 23, and the toe-box fit quality changes for the better. Secondly, the updated version features an engineered FluidFit mesh upper, which makes a huge difference in terms of breathability, support, and fit. Also, the design of new Kayanos is notable: the ASICS added a NYC patterned model and some cool colorful options with rainbow reflective details.