REVIEW: ASICS GEL-KAYANO 29 Road Running Shoes

REVIEW: ASICS GEL-KAYANO 29 Road Running Shoes

REVIEW: ASICS GEL-KAYANO 29 Road Running Shoes

Written By: SportsShoes

The new ASICS GEL-KAYANO® 29 shoe creates a stable running experience and a more responsive feel underfoot. Featuring a low-profile external heel counter, this piece comfortably cradles your foot with advanced rearfoot support. The GEL-KAYANO 29 is designed for neutral runners and overpronators.

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Price:£164.99
Weight:299g
Most suitable for:For overpronators and neutral runners. Slow to moderate pace, easy runs and long distance training on all road surfaces.
Drop:10mm (high drop - best for runners who are heel strikers)
Stack height:Heel: 25mm / Forefoot: 15mm
Features:A lightweight shoe with maximal cushioning (FF BLAST™ PLUS), comfort and stability.

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GEL-KAYANO 29 vs GEL-KAYANO 28

The GEL-KAYANO is such a successful and iconic shoe that much has remained the same. After all, if something works, there's no need to change it. However, ASICS have made a number of subtle improvements, all designed to make this popular road running model the best release yet.

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What improvements have been made?

  • Weighing 299g, it's lighter, sleeker and more energised than the ASICS GEL-KAYANO 28 (308g). It is THE lightest GEL-KAYANO ever.
  • It brings premium protection and stability to your longer runs with improvements to cushioning and comfort.
  • The GEL-KAYANO 29 features Engineered Stretch Knit Upper Material, compared to the Engineered Mesh of the GEL-KAYANO 28. This new upper offers breathable comfort and a premium, irritation-free fit.
  • At least 50% of the shoe’s main upper material is made with recycled materials to reduce waste and carbon emissions
  • Lightweight FF BLAST™ PLUS cushioning in the midsole creates even softer landings and a more energised rebound in each step, compared to the GEL-KAYANO 28 which features standard FF BLAST™ cushioning.
  • The GEL-KAYANO 29 has a slightly bigger stack height (Heel: 25mm/Forefoot: 15mm), compared to that of its predecessor (Heel: 23mm/Forefoot: 13mm). However, the drop remains the same at 10mm.
  • ASICS have added a LITETRUSS™ stability feature to the GEL-KAYANO 29, which is placed on the inside angle of the midsole. This is designed to help keep your foot from rolling too far inward during your stride.
  • The outsole design is very similar, as both feature etched in flex grooves to provide flexibility for a more natural ride. However, in the GEL-KAYANO 29, ASICS Lite Rubber has been more strategically positioned in critical areas of the outsole (see images below). This exceptionally durable compound is 50% more durable than standard ASICS High Abrasion Rubber, which is used in the outsole of the GEL-KAYANO 28.

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