FIRST LOOK: ASICS GEL-KAYANO™ 30
Written By: SportsShoes
Introducing the most stable ASICS shoe yet, GEL-KAYANO™ 30 is here to change the game.
With the introduction of a 4D GUIDANCE SYSTEM™ and PureGEL™ Technology, this revolutionary shoe delivers adaptive stability with more comfort than ever before.
Our SportsShoes athlete Ben Mounsey, takes a look at this exciting new shoe;
|Weight:||Men's: 303g / Women's: 263g|
|Most suitable for:||A daily running shoe offering maximum support and maximum comfort.|
|Drop:||10mm (more suitable for heel strikers)|
|Stack height:||Men's: 30mm (Heel) / 22mm (Forefoot), Women's: 29mm (Heel) / 21mm (Forefoot)|
|Key features:||A new 4D-Guidance system for stability and FF-Blast+ ECO foam & PureGEL technology for cushioning and comfort.|
STABILITY NEVER FELT BETTER
Maximum support. Maximum comfort. The GEL-KAYANO™ 30 offers amazing comfort in combination with incredible support. Compared to the 29, it sits on a higher stack, a bigger midsole platform with 20% more foam than its predecessor and is therefore softer underfoot. The increased surface area also helps to provide more stability underfoot.
Worth noting that the fit of the shoe remains a D width, it’s only the midsole platform that is wider.
The GEL-KAYANO™ 30 is essentially ASICS’ top end stability shoe, designed for overpronators. Over 70% of runners over-pronate to some degree, with the foot rolling inwards excessively through the footstrike, placing strain on the lower leg, knees, hips and lower back. That means most of us will find ourselves looking for a good support shoe to help slow down that excessive inwards movement.
Click here for more information about overpronation and shoe recommendations.
I’ve picked out 3 key features of this shoe;
1. ADAPTIVE STABILITY
The GEL-KAYANO™ 30 addresses stability with a new 4D-Guidance system.
What does this mean?
It’s essentially ASIC’s latest approach to stabilizing the foot based on biomechanical research. It tackles 4 dimensions – Width, Length, Depth and Time and the medial foam unit helps return the arch to the ideal position ready for the next foot strike.
2. MAXIMUM COMFORT
The integration of FF Blast+ ECO foam for soft energetic cushioning. Like the new GEL-NIMBUS™ 25, this shoe uses PureGEL technology that improves softness and shock absorption as well as underfoot feel. It’s over 65% softer than previously used Gels and this helps to create an incredible comfortable and pleasant running experience.
FF Blast + ECO foam is ASICS’ most sustainable foam to date. Utilizing 20-30% of natural (sustainable) substitutes to replace a chemical component. This is combined with high levels of recycled materials used for the upper mesh.
SUMMARY OF KEY UPDATES: FF BLAST+ ECO FOAM, 4D GUIDANCE SYSTEM, PUREGEL, INCREASED STACK, GUSSETED TONGUE.
THE ASICS MISSION
Founded in 1949, ASICS is undisputedly the leading running shoe brand for both enthusiasts and professional athletes. Whether you're attending sporting events or enjoying a leisurely run around the local park, ASICS is the ultimate runner's choice for providing comfort, support and a superior ride. From opening the Research Institute of Sports Science in Kobe in May 1990, the brand is unmatched for technological superiority and rigorous quality, and many innovations have stemmed from this unique site where scientists and athletes work together. The mission is to become the number one brand for sports enthusiasts by striving to build upon current technological advances and pledging to bring harmony to the body and soul.