The 19th version of the GEL-Kayano series has further improved upon its award winning ride, comfort, and fit. ASICS' flagship Structured Cushioning model drops over a half ounce in weight, thanks to top-of-the-line features like Heel Clutching System and Dynamic DuoMaxÂ®. This legend's upper fit also receives special attention with strategically placed seamless overlay construction making the GEL-Kayano 19 the best in its history.
- Dynamic Duomax
- The latest evolution in support has been introduced in the shoe with the multi-rigid shape of the new Dynamic DuoMax technology. Fans of the series will enjoy the same level of support and stability felt in previous models, while enjoying an ounce of weight savings over its predecessors
- Soft Top Duomax
- Heel Clutching System
- A final addition of the Heel Clutching System completes this magnificent update. This system removes the traditional internal heel components and replaces it with an exoskeletal heel counter. This provides a more comfortable heel fitting environment while decreasing the probability of friction or irritation
- Shoe Category
- Ideal Use
- Road Running
- 310 grams
ASICS is an acronym of the Latin phrase ‘Anima Sana In Corpore Sano, meaning ‘A Sound Mind In A Sound body’. And staying true to this philosophy, every ASICS product is made to enable professional and everyday athletes alike to push the boundaries of their physical capabilities.
Innovative from the very start, ASICS’ first pair of shoes, produced in 1949, featured a unique recessed sole design, which mimicked the action of an octopus’ suction cup. They were targeted at Japan’s up-and-coming basketball scene and, despite some notable successes of ASICS athletes in the 1950s and 60s, it wasn’t until the 1970s that the company established itself in the athletics world as a go-to manufacturer of running shoes.
Not content to rest on its laurels, ASICS opened the Research Institute of Sports Science in Kobe, Japan, and has since helped to advance technology in sports shoes and apparel industry wide through studying and analysing the movements of the human body and testing all kinds of weird and wonderful materials.
Today, ASICS is one of the world’s best known makers of performance shoes and apparel and the true runner’s choice, whether at professional sporting events, the Olympics or on a casual run in the park.