Run long distances in the Women's Asics Gel-Kayano 22 shoe that puts your feet on autopilot. For over 20 years, overpronators have laced the Kayano up and hit the road knowing their feet are completely supported. And the last mile is just as comfortable as the first thanks to superb cushioning.
Every stride is a little easier as the new Kayano has shed 10g - runners know that adds up over the course of a marathon. Your shoe almost becomes a part of you with a sock-like fit around the midfoot, and a mesh upper that stretches in line with your skin.
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.