Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-Kayano 16

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Women's ASICS® GEL-KAYANO® 16 :: Honoring a heritage of perfect stability and exceptional comfort, this lighter update of the women's ASICS® GEL-Kayano® 16 flexes more naturally and ensures a more efficient gait cycle from mile 1 to 100. Updated asymmetrical lacing hugs your foot even better. 10.5 ounces

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STABILITY+ [?]
Get the guidance and support you need to keep you running strong and feeling stable mile after mile. If you have an average arch but like extra cushioning and support, Stability+ shoes are your perfect pick. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

Features & Benefits:

  • Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®): Linked componentry that enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • Guidance Line™: Vertical flex grove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
  • Space Trusstic System®: An advanced system that creates a pocket between the Trusstic System® device and the midsole, allowing for greater midsole deformation and more efficient foot function
  • DuoMax® Support System: Helps ensure that the shoe maintains proper supports for the foot during the critical transition from heel strike to toe-off
  • Discrete heel unit: Highest degree of shock attenuation and stability
  • ComforDRY™ Sockliner: Provides optimal cushioning performance in a cooler, drier, healthier environment
  • Asymmetrical Lacing Design: Enhances upper fit and comfort while minimizing the potential for irritation
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Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 176 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (141)
  • Cushions impact (123)
  • Breathable (111)
  • Arch support (91)
  • Durable (80)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (12)
  • Heavy (7)
  • Poor cushioning (4)
  • Narrow / tight (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (94)
  • Distance / endurance (16)
  • Pavement (14)
  • Walking (13)
  • Gym (10)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      80% 

      (122 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      99% 

      (150 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (103), High arch (29), Low arch (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (88), Gym rat (32), Casual/ recreational (29)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (71)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Trusty Shoe

By Carrie

from Elgin, IL

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Fast
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight
  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

    After years off from the Kayano and not running, I bought a pair back in Sept 2010 to train for a 1/2 mary . . . this has been the best shoe I have ever worn. I really like the lacing, it hugs the foot nicely and the heel is just right with a wider toe box. It is sufficiently light for a stability shoe and handles longer miles just fine. After trying out a pair of 17's when they first came out (to see if my body liked them), I immediately returned them and bought all the 16's left on the shelf (like 4 pairs) --- not sure what I will do once I wear all these out other than hope Asics goes back to the 16's. Great shoe, HIGHLY recommended!!! (I have also tried the NB 850 - too hard, the Asics 2100 series - a little snug in the arch an toe box, and the Mizumo Nirvana, foot cramps on the outside)

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Low Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Bummed mine were stolen

    By Snowdays

    from Sunbury, OH

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Pronation Control
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

      I overpronate. I weigh 125 lbs and run between 7:15 and 8 min. miles 3-4 miles/3-4 days/week on a treadmill. I wear inserts in the shoes, so I go 1/2 size up. I've been wearing Asics for years and always go back to the Kayano. I love this particular model, and I'm so irritated someone stole them from my gym's lockerroom while I was showering. I will buy another pair ASAP.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I have been wearing Gel ...

      By Cheryl

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

      I have been wearing Gel Kayano since XI, loved 11 and 12,then 13-15 terrible, some pretty colors but these shoes are for fitness not fashion and was extremely disappointed in all three when it came to comfort, actually the 13's caused me some serious damage. I almost gave up on Asics then the 16's came out...Redemption. I run about 30 miles a week give or take, 5'8'' and 115 lbs. People please, consider this when writing reviews. Mileage and build of a runner make a diff. in shoe preference.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      I have been running in ...

      By Lori

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

      I have been running in the Kayanos since #12,and my favorite is the 15. The 16 feels like I am slapping my forefoot down, not too sure on the lacing system...I will stick to the 15's although they are hard to find

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      No cushioning in the ...

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

      No cushioning in the front, toe box too big and felt extremely stiff. I'm sending them back because they cause my hips to hurt. I loved the Kayano 13 (had 3 pairs), didn't like the 14's, loved the 15's Ordering another pair of 15's.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent shoes!

      By New to Running

      from Piedmont, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Great with Jeans
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

        Excellent value for a great pair of shoes. I feel very stable running on uneven surfaces. Highly recommend it!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great cushion, and firm support!

        By Brenda

        from Catonsville, Md

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support
        • Hugs your ankles
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

          I love this shoe! I started with it 3 years ago when I started running and had knee problems. The Road Runner salesperson recommended this shoe, even though it's normally for runner's 150 lbs & over, (I weigh much less), because he said the extra cushion should help my knees. Boy was he ever right! I started out running 1 mile, and will soon be training for my 1st Marathon, at the age of 50! Whoo! Hoo!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels full size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love how my run feels in this shoe

          By DeeDeekitty

          from Scranton, PA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

            My runs are usually 5 - 10 miles long and this shoe holds up with comfort and durability. Love the breathability of the mesh and the smooth interior limits blisters. after about 3 months I do by an insole to add more cushion and prolong the use of it.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Totally love!!

            By the pudgy runner

            from Swedesboro, NJ

            About Me Gym Rat

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Great with Jeans
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Walking

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

              I bought my husband and I both a pair of these shoes and we both love them! I used to wear the Asics 2130, and thought they were great, but then I tried these shoes and I totally feel in love. I run about 20 miles per week weather permitting, but if the weather is bad I go to the gym and run. The shoes perform well both on the road and on the treadmill. They feel light and like I am running on air. After a major ankle injury a couple of years ago, i am finally able to run again and these shoes really are light enough and have enough cushion in them that i am able to run without pain.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too small
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Excellent for flat feet!!

              By JAK

              from Indiana

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Arch Support
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                I have flat feet but I love running so finding a perfect pair of shoes is always a challenge. I have worn Brooks Adrenaline and those shoes just don't give the same support that this shoe gives! I think I have finally found my favorite pair of shoes! A little pricey but, totally worth it !

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too big
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Low Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GEL-Kayano 16

                By iono11200

                from Schuylkill Haven, Pa.

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable
                • Good Arch Support
                • Good Traction
                • Great with Jeans
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Walking

                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                  I've been wearing Gel Kayanos's for years, and I won't wear anything else. I bought these for my elderly mother who was recently ill and has had problems with her feet and ankles swelling. I wanted a shoe that would be somewhat adjustable, comfortable and durable. I finally realized that this would probably work out well for her. It may sound insane, but my 85 y.o. mother loves her new Asics. Add a pair of Roadrunner Running Socks and you can't go wrong. [...] I don't see how you can go wrong with these shoes.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A must buy, over & over again!

                  By Cris

                  from Kent, WA

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Good Traction
                  • Great with Jeans
                  • Lightweight
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                    I'm a long distance walker & a runner. The shoe is great for both.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • High Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    good once you break them in

                    By JLo

                    from Illinois

                    About Me Gym Rat

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Traction
                    • Lightweight
                    • Pronation Control

                    Cons

                    • Uncomfortable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                      The break-in period was horrible. I wanted to run so bad but every time I did my feet would feel like they were on fire. So, after 2-3 weeks of walking in them, they were finally broken in. Other then the break-in and weird lacing they are great.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels half size too small
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      "My favorite running shoes"

                      By Runner Girl

                      from El Centro, Ca

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Durable
                      • Fast
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Good Traction
                      • Lightweight
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Endurance Training

                        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                        Love these running shoes. Just bought my second pair. I have run four 1/2 marathons in these shoes.
                        They wear well, train well and race well.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels full size too small
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        These shoes got me back on the road!

                        By Running Again

                        from Shelby NC

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Good Arch Support

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • With Orthotics/Inserts

                          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                          I have problems with my achilles and had taken 10 years off from running due to pain. These shoes have allowed me to get back into running with minimal discomfort. I have completed my first half marathon and am training for another.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels half size too small
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I will be buying this again and again

                          By Island athlete

                          from Honolulu, HI

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Good Arch Support
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Trail Running

                            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                            I was using the kayano a few years ago then I went to the nimbus because it was cheaper. I decided to go back to the kayano and it is so much better for me than the nimbus. The cushioning is great. I use the shoes for walking and running. I mostly run on the grass or dirt. I did put superfeet insoles in them. The shoe does fit more snug than the nimbus so they run a bit small. I will definitely continue buying the kayano.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels half size too small
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • Average Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Run long with these right out of the box

                            By Tambo585

                            from Storrs, CT

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact

                            Cons

                            • Wears Out Quickly

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                            I love the 16s - I canr run 10 miles in them right out of the box - no need to wear them in. However, I wish the cushioning feeling lasted longer - I bought a pair on sale - I will try the 17s soon but can't resist the lower price for something I am pretty happy with.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • Average Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Comfortable, solid shoe

                            By Lab Runner

                            from Scottsdale, AZ

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Good Arch Support
                            • Good Traction
                            • Pronation Control

                            Cons

                            • Poor Cushioning

                            Best Uses

                            • Pavement

                            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                            Solid, stable shoe. They don't feel as cushioned as previous versions but I don't meet the suggested weight for a + (plus) shoe. Comfortable upper with good arch support. Overall, a good shoe that will last for a while!

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • Average Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent running shoe!!

                            By KathleenW

                            from Bainbridge, GA

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Durable
                            • Fast
                            • Good Arch Support
                            • Good Traction
                            • Great with Jeans
                            • Lightweight
                            • Pronation Control

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Pavement

                              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                              Excellent shoe! Runs great on pavement and on a treadmill. It looks awesome too.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • High Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Tried and True

                              By Scamberbock

                              from Dallas, TX

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Traction
                              • Great with Jeans
                              • Pronation Control

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                              Kayanos are great, although a little pricey.
                              The cushioning is terrific and carries me well through a high mileage run.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Low Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Smooth ride!

                              By Yank Down Under

                              from Queensland Australia/Tucson Arizona

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Good Traction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                                I run daily, road and desert washes 6-10miles. Transitions easily from road to sandy washes without a notice. Comfortable shoe without any problems during running. I'm an 8.0 shoe, but always 1/2 size up on Asics. Love this shoe! Could easily run a marathon in this shoe.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Favorite shoes!

                                By EyesUpHere

                                from Chicago, IL

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Good Traction
                                • Pronation Control

                                Cons

                                • Price

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                                I really enjoy a good run and these shoes help me achieve it! I have very sensitive feet and these shoes feel great on! I also have a pronation problem and these are the only shoes I've found that have helped keep my feet aligned correctly. These are really the perfect shoes, however, because I run daily, I need to replace them about every 30 days... it gets a little costly.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                BUY THESE SHOES!

                                By Extracheese2

                                from Sarasota, FL

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Durable
                                • Good Arch Support
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Endurance Training

                                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                                  I have tried several other brands, New Balance, Saucony, Nike and will wear Asics for life! I normally wear an 8-8 81/2 in regular shoes and wear a 9 in the Kayano. With inserts, the cushion is there when your feet hit hte pavement. Durability is superb. I wear my "old" pair (7 months old) around town and my new pair for running only. The price can't be beat if purchased through RoadRunnerSports.com! Lowest price [...] works for me! I am waiting for the purple to turn up in my size and will purchase another pair at this great price!!

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels true to width
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Average Arch
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  The Shoe I have been waiting for!

                                  By beezy

                                  from San Diego

                                  About Me Gym Rat

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Good Arch Support
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Trail Running

                                    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                                    This show is great! I suffer from blisters and sore arches and this shoe has really helped resolve those issues. Comfy and durable, this shoe is a keeper for sure!

                                    • Sizing:
                                    • Feels half size too big
                                    • Width:
                                    • Feels true to width
                                    • Arch Type:
                                    • High Arch
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Asics Gel Kayano 16

                                    By fusssyrunner

                                    from Tennessee

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Cushions Impact
                                    • Good Arch Support
                                    • Good Traction
                                    • Molds to my feet

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                                      I am 61 and feel that this shoe gives me the support and comfort I need to keep on pounding the pavement. I have completed 10 half marathons in Asics and am about to attempt my first full marathon in this gel Kayano 16. I wouldn't buy another shoe.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • High Arch
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Only running shoe I train in!

                                      By College runner at the beach

                                      from Malibu, CA

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Arch Support
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Need more colors

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Endurance Training

                                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                                      I have trained with Gel Kayano's for the past 8 years! As a cross country runner I have been lucky in being injury free and I attribute this to finding Gel Kayano's at an early age. I am currently training for my first 1/2 marathon! Simply love this shoe!

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels half size too small
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • Average Arch
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Best Running Shoes Ever!

                                      By DAC Attack

                                      from Cambridge, MA

                                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Cushions Impact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Arch Support
                                      • Good Traction
                                      • Pronation Control

                                      Cons

                                      • Heavy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                                      This is one of the best women's running shoes I've found. I ran for years in other shoes and spent more time in physical therapy for knee and tendon issues than I did on the road! Then I went to a good running store where they analyzed my gait and the shape of my foot and recommended the Aasics Kayano. I've been wearing this shoe for almost 10 years and my knee problems are gone. They come in narrow widths and are excellent shoes for people with skinny feet and heels. They're durable and wear well. A new pair always feels like running on a cloud....

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels half size too small
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • Average Arch
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      A Great Shoe!

                                      By running mom of 2

                                      from Kilgore, TX

                                      About Me Gym Rat

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Cushions Impact
                                      • Good Traction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                                        I run between 15-20 miles a week and I was using the GT 2140s. They are out of production, so I thought I would give the Kayanos a try. I LOVE ASICS! Right out of the box these shoes were fabulous. I really like the asymmetrical lacing system, the cushioning is wonderful and the support is good. I would definately buy these shoes again.

                                        • Sizing:
                                        • Feels true to size
                                        • Width:
                                        • Feels true to width
                                        • Arch Type:
                                        • Average Arch
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Perfectly comfortable right out of box

                                        By Marathon Mom

                                        from Oshkosh, WI

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Cushions Impact

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Road Running

                                          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                                          I desperately needed a new pair of running shoes before the Chicago marathon, but I had procrastinated and didn't order these shoes until a few weeks prior to my race. They arrived just in time for my last 20-mile training run, so I decided to try them right out of the box, without breaking them in - I couldn't be happier with the results. They are very comfortable and supportive. I had no blisters at all, just a great, comfortable run, and needless to say, they worked beautifully for me in the marathon.

                                          • Sizing:
                                          • Feels true to size
                                          • Width:
                                          • Feels true to width
                                          • Arch Type:
                                          • Average Arch
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Great buy! Great service!

                                          By Kegar91

                                          from Thousand oaks, ca

                                          About Me Avid Athlete

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Breathable
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Cushions Impact
                                          • Durable
                                          • Good Traction
                                          • Great with Jeans
                                          • Nice toe box
                                          • Snug fit at laces

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Endurance Training

                                            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                                            Love these shoes. I only wear asics for my running shoes and they never dissapoint, I am a high jumper in college with a knee issues. These shoes have cushion and stabilty. They feel really natural on my feet whether I'm running on a treadmill, doing plyometrics or lifting. One thing that bothered me when I first got them was that they gave me a blister on the balls of my feet. I love the asymetric laces for a snug fit. I do have a pretty high arch and pronation so I have inserts, but just out of tradition. I wore them for a week without them and they felt great.

                                            • Sizing:
                                            • Feels true to size
                                            • Width:
                                            • Feels true to width
                                            • Arch Type:
                                            • Average Arch
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            Wed, January 27,2010:
                                            I have had the last three Kayano versions and this one is awesome! I like the updates/improvements and the gray color is a nice change over the white as well.
                                            2.    Sue rated this product 2 stars
                                            Sun, January 24,2010:
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                                            Thu, January 14,2010:
                                            Preferred the Kayano 15 over this shoe. Not too keen on the lacing. Thank goodness for the 60 day guarantee!
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                                            Wed, January 13,2010:
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                                            5.    Anonymous rated this product 2 stars
                                            Tue, January 05,2010:
                                            I would not recommend the Kayano 16 to anyone that needs a stability shoe. The 16 is the worst of the Kayano version. I ordered a pair, wore once and sent them directly back and ordered the 15 (which I wore the longest and ingested the comfort out of them). I will continue to order my 15's now. The 16's lacks the integrated lacing and midfoot range comfort. Needs a big improvement or they should just take them all off the shelf and start over right.
                                            6.    Sarah rated this product 3 stars
                                            Tue, December 22,2009:
                                            I prefer the Kayano 15's to the new Kayano 16's. Kay 15s seem more stable in the weeks over 40 miles. 16's feel like less cushion is in the front, and I had to go a half size up, unlike the 15's. I try not to use Kay 16's in runs longer than about 8 miles.
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                                            Tue, December 08,2009:
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                                            Fri, December 04,2009:
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                                            Thu, November 26,2009:
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                                            Tue, November 24,2009:
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                                            Thu, November 19,2009:
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                                            Sun, November 15,2009:
                                            I have been running in Gel-Kayno's for as long as I can remember, but the 16's are the best I have ever had. The shoe fits like a glove and the cushioning and stability are exceptional. Go buy this shoe today!
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                                            Sat, November 14,2009:
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                                            Sat, November 14,2009:
                                            Very dissapointed with the 16. Opened the box that I ordered, tried them on, and right away sent them back. Who's idea was it to destroy a good shoe like the 15. Anyway, I re-ordered and went back to my 15. Now they are endangered. Know where I can continue to get em though.
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                                            Tue, November 10,2009:
                                            Asymmetric lacing was a hugr error! I have run in Kayanos since 2003 and am very upset by the lacing which actually irritates the top of my first MTP joint. Many people have a bone spur in this area and I cannot imagine why any manufacturer would place a seam over that spot. Had to send mine back and am now in search of a new running shoe to take its place until Asics can go back to the old standard lacing. What a way to ruin a shoe!!!!
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                                            Mon, November 09,2009:
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                                            Wed, November 04,2009:
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                                            Tue, November 03,2009:
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                                            Mon, November 02,2009:
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