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Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Kayano 23

Item #08875
MSRP:$159.95
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Men's ASICS® GEL-KAYANO® 23 :: Your favorite shoe is back from the shop and all revved up, making this year's Men's ASICS® GEL-Kayano® 23 easily the best ever. To start, maximize your cushioning while keeping it light with the new FLYTEFOAM™ Midsole reinforced with organic fibers for lighter weight. Next, lock down your heel, improve all-over fit, and enjoy springier toe-offs all thanks to the new last. Plus, feel cushioned like never before with forward-thinking Convergence GEL® Cushioning Technology that places your GEL® cushion at an angle for seriously smooth landings as you glide forward. Take your running to a whole new level with 23 years of running science packed into this support powerhouse.

Features & Benefits:

  • Dynamic DuoMax® Support System: Midsole system positioned at an angle to support and engage the foot only when required
  • Improved fit holds the entire foot better while providing superior toe spring
  • New Convergence GEL® Technology: GEL® cushioning placed closer to the foot to replicate the comfort of your foot's natural tissue, increasing function and shock dissipation
  • FlyteFoam™ Midsole Technology: 55 percent lighter than the industry standard with organic fibers that bounce your shoe back to its original shape in the space of each stride to provide perfect cushioning from the start of your run to the finish
  • Impact Guidance System®: ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • FluidFit®: Combines multi-directional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapts to the athlete's foot, creating a truly customized glove-like fit
  • FluidRide®: Provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability
  • 1000010645
  • DROP: 10 mm
  • WEIGHT: 11.5 ounces
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Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe
 
4.1

(based on 83 reviews)

45%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (11)
  • Breathable (7)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Arch support (5)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (5)
  • Narrow / tight (4)

Best Uses

  • Road running (8)
  • Walking (5)
  • Pavement (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      50% 

      (6 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      58% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (7), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (6), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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2.0

Not ecstatic

By Richard

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

This new shoe doesn't have was much cushion in the sole as all of the other iterations before it. I'm not that happy with this new shoe.

 
5.0

The lineage is good.

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

The GEL-Kayano 22 shoes i have been wearing maybe the best running shoes I ever had (and i have been running since 1975). Reading the comments about the Kayano 23 shoes it sounded like the toe box may be narrower than the Kayano 22. I have been running in both, alternating daily between the two and cannot tell any difference on the fit. So far the 23's are as good as the 22's and I am happy about that.

 
3.0

Change in toebox

By Christopher

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I use these shoe for running. Have used GEL-Kayano's for over 15 years and always happy until now. Seems like the toe box on these shoes is more narrow than in the past. Not very comfortable.

 
4.0

Don't believe the price match " no ifs ands and buts"!!

By Laurie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

The shoe is great but customer service was disappointing

 
5.0

Excellent

By Stephen

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Excellent running shoes!!

 
5.0

Great Sneakers

By Leo

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Great sneakers, really comfortable.

 
5.0

GREAT RUNNING SHOES

By OHAD

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

GREAT RUNNING SHOES

 
5.0

Great shoes

By Herman

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Have been using these shoes since I got them a few weeks ago. They are great. I have to be careful because of my knees. These shoes are great. I have no pain at all. Love that.

 
5.0

Satisfied Retiree

By Al

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

As a retired guy who is a former jogger but now does a lot of walking, I appreciate a good shoe. My new Kayano-23 fits well and provides a good cushion for my foot. I tried a lower level asics shoe last year, but am glad I went back to Kayano

 
5.0

I would recommend this product

By Tracy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I use them running, 12-15 miles a week. I really enjoy them. Best Kayano I've have so far and I started with the 19's

 
5.0

One of the few good pairs of running shoes on the market.

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

The only shoes I run in.

 
1.0

For me, the Kayano is going backwards

By Sherman

from Carlsbad, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

      It seems that the goal at Asics is to get this shoe lighter and lighter, but with that comes some shortfalls. For me, those include making the shoe narrow and reducing the space in the toe box. I've been running in the Kayanos for years...I started with the 15s. My favorite version was the 20s. The 21s were okay, but the 22s and 23s, did not work for me. The toe box in the 23 was too narrow. I normally wear a D width, but the 2E was also too narrow for me. The 4E was too width. The 4E also felt shorter than the D and 2E, so my toes were rubbing again the front of the shoe. I was also not a fan of the no stitch overlay. I did not have the feeling that my foot was secure in the shoe. It felt like my feet were moving inside of the shoe. I did call customer support for a suggestion. They recommended that I move up a half size...that apparently has worked with other customers. Unfortunately I wear a size 16 so was unable to do so. So, it looks like I'm going to have to find a new shoe.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Possibly buy this model again.

      By Stephen

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

      Not as much cushioning, as I would have expected, or compared to previous model Kayano 22.

       
      5.0

      Great shoe

      By Elek

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

      Great shoe; I have been using this model for years, the 23 is better than some earlier versions

       
      2.0

      Too narrow!

      By Nathan

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

      I usually love Kayanos, but this version is way too narrow-- had to return them for some Brooks.

       
      2.0

      Anemic Toe Box

      By John

      from Bear, DE

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        I've been wearing Kayanos for the past 5 years for all training runs and anything over a 10mile roadrace (14 marathons, 6 halfs). I really liked the 19-21s, but the 22s were killing my toes and now the 23s are even tighter in the toebox. I'm 155# with a 8.5D sized foot but wear a 9D (what I always order). Will need to try my Local Running Store again to see what options I have. On side note my brother has had no issues with his 23s (sz 11) so maybe issue varies with size?

        Service and delivery comments:

        Have always has great experience with RRS. They even helped me with the return on these 23s (my first ever) 30 after order.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
         
        3.0

        Fits small, had to return

        By Joanie

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        I had to return these. They fit smaller than other Asics. I even double checked the size because I thought I ordered Wrong . Order half a size up.

         
        5.0

        For running or casual wear

        By John

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        I bought 2 different pairs.

         
        3.0

        Would NOT buy again.

        By David

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        Not as flexable as prior versions. Sole compound must be different. 21's were better. I have ran in every version from 1 thru 23. 23 is terrible

         
        5.0

        I will buy this again

        By Kurt

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        Very nice

         
        5.0

        This one feels AMAZING!!!

        By Clydesdale

        from Undisclosed

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pavement
          • Road Running
          • Walking

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

          I'm a former competitive triathlete who now just runs for fitness. I mix in some gym classes but still manage to log 20-30 miles a week. The Kayano is amazing. I'll be buying another part rotate soon. Nice job ASICS!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          1.0

          Narrow toe box

          By Kayano loyalist

          from Al

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Cushions Impact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

          This shoe is a poor re-design in the sense that the shoe is much too narrow. I have been in Kayanos since the single digit series and this one is a disappointment. The positive is it has the best cushioning of all but the toe box is extremely uncomfortable. I tried a full size larger to no avail. The seamless design and the narrow toe box make for a very uncomfortable feel. I tried two different sizes and wear a 2e; however, II have had to go to another brand. Hopefully, the 24 will be an improvement. I will say that RRS customer service has been great with the issues I have experienced.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels full size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels too narrow
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          Too tight

          By Adam

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

          Asics has shrunk the toe box again in this iteration of the Kayano. I loved the 21, and the 22 was a little tight in the toes. However, the 23 was way too tight in the toe box. I had to return. I may try a 2E, but I'm not sure if it will be any better.

           
          5.0

          Great

          By Bettina

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

          Great!!!!

           
          5.0

          The best Kayano's yet !!

          By Reginald

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

          Perfect size and fit . Already ran in them. The Flyte foam
          Is an excellent cushioning support in the New Kayano 23's.
          I am extremely pleased with feel and lightness of the shoe.

           
          1.0

          BE AWARE, style has changed, very narrow!

          By Jared

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

          New style is too narrow.

          Foot won't even go in shoe.

          Extremely disappointed Asics changed the style.

           
          5.0

          Love kayano

          By Lucas

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

          Always love kayano. This model feels more stiff in the sole compared to previous models. I enjoy the increased stability

           
          5.0

          Comfortable Asics

          By Vanessa

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

          Bought this pair of Asics for my boyfriend. He loves them!

           
          4.0

          OK

          By FRANK

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

          Good shoe,seems to fit a little more snug. Also shoe laces are not as good as thet were on earlier Kayano's.

           
          1.0

          Not a comfortable fit for me

          By Scott

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

          I am an avid fast walker, and need good support and toe room both width and height wise. These shoes were such a disappointment! Thought they would be okay at first. Ordered a second pair to rotate shoes. Initially, had to send back to get half size bigger, thinking that would solve the toe room issue. Did not do that. The additional 1/2 size caused no improvement. After a week, my back was very sore, and I realized quickly that these shoes are not cut for an orthotic. I missed the room and comfort of the Kayano 21! They seem to be going backward as far as quality goes in this line. Just love Asics running shoes, but they are not the same. Tried several varieties of Asics. Switched to New Balance. Just a better fit.

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