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Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Kayano 23

Item #08875
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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 159 reviews)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (15)
  • Breathable (11)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Good traction (7)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (7)
  • Uncomfortable (7)
  • Poor cushioning (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (9)
  • Walking (7)
  • Gym (3)
  • Pavement (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      47% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      58% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (14), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (9), Casual/ recreational (5), Gym rat (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

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4.0

Might want to order 1/2 size bigger than recommended.

By Dennis

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Should be a 5 except that I had to exchange my first pair for a 1/2 size larger. That never happened before during the 20 years I have been buying Gel-Kayano. Apparently many others had the same problem according to the store clerk who made the exchange for me. Not sure about the next models 24.

 
4.0

I would buy this product again.

By Dan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I walk in my shoes. Need to buy extra width. They have changed from previous versions. Asics needs to revise issue of width.

 
4.0

Probably yes but a different color. Prefer darker colors.

By Burnell

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Don't run anymore, due to physical (age) problems, but have enjoyed using ASICS shoes for many years. Not sure if this was my most recent purchase; however, purchased on-line using the recommended size up 1/2 size. Too small so returned them to the store in Costa Mesa. Replaced them with shoes a full size greater. Satisfied except for the color. Color of returned pair was not available at store.

 
5.0

Another great Kayano

By Brady

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I have always loved the Kayano shoe - this one is another winner. It seems a little stiffer than normal after the first few runs, but still a fantastic shoe

 
5.0

Best shoes you can get

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I have purchased Kayanos for many years. This is the most comfortable shoe I have ever owned. They're that good.

 
5.0

Great fit

By William

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Great feel and fit.

 
5.0

Roadrunner Sports is fantastic.

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Excellent product and service.

 
5.0

Definitely recommend this shoe!

By Renee

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Should have seen the look on my son's face when he put these shoes on! They are like heaven

 
4.0

Good runner or cross-train also.

By Paul

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Good solid shoe. Could use a little more arch support.

 
5.0

gret buy

By Jeffrey

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

AAAAAAAA++++++

 
5.0

Happy Feet Pillows with BOUNCE!

By Marshall

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Sweet. I've ran in Kayanos previously, then switched to the lighter (slightly stiffer) Noosa-Tri. I didn't know how much I missed these! It might be the new FlyteFoam midsole, but these things rebound quite nicely. The ultra plush ride keeps my legs and feet feeling good for miles. Thank you ASICS!

 
4.0

Small Toe Box, Buy Full Size Up

By James

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I've run in ASICS shoes for the last 10 years. When they stopped producing the "GT" series, I switched over to the Gel-Kayano starting with the "20's". I really liked those and happily went along with the new "21's" when they were introduced. In fact, I bought three pair and managed to skip over the release of the "22's". (I only run about 15-20 miles per week, and rotate shoes, so it does take awhile to go through several pairs.) When I first tried the "23's", the toe box was way too small and I tried to go back to Saucony. That really didn't work and I returned the shoes to the Tempe, AZ store. They advised going a full size up rather than the normal half size. Fortunately this worked, and I now have 3 pair of the "23's" in the rotation. I was a little bit afraid that the extra length would make the heel sloppy, but I do use the Foot Balance inserts, and I think this keeps my foot solidly towards the back of the shoe. So, for what it's worth, if you are looking at these shoes, go a full size up and depending upon how they feel, the semi-custom insert may help with any possible heel slop. Overall, I do like the ride the shoes provide, but I hope ASICS will get the hint on the next go around and open up the toe box again.

 
4.0

7th shoe in a row

By Jim

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Great cushion and support. I have tried many others and always come back.

 
5.0

ASICS Gel Kayano 23

By gerald

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

fit's perfect and has great custioning.

 
5.0

Great fitting shoes

By James

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

These are great shoes. I really like the fit.

 
4.0

Yes

By Jerome

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I just returned to running and the Asics seem to help.

 
4.0

Nice shoe but...

By Heather

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Had to buy the Mens version because the womens "wide" was too narrow. The heel drop is grater in the mens and less cushioning.

 
4.0

Love the Gel Kayano. I've run in them for years.

By Daniel

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Great running shoe, but based on the picture I thought they would be white.... They are gray.

 
5.0

I hope they do not discontinue the line

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I have been running in Kayano shoes for 30 years.

 
5.0

Service is excellent!

By Stori

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

The Nimbus 19 is a different fit from the 18 and although I bought a very cool pair of blue 19's from RoadRunner and I run in them I also ordered the silver Keyano 23 which feels a bit roomier in the toe box to me. I alternate between them and am happy. Thanks again RoadRunner for seamless service and another on time delivery!

 
5.0

Highly Recommend

By Joseph

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Wonderful shoes!

 
4.0

Long Lasting Shoes

By Kenneth

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I always try to buy this shoe. It is very durable and when I buy two pair they wear even longer! I run four miles seven Sven days a week and this is the shie that blasts the longest. I have bought the brand for twenty years you need to go with what you know!

 
5.0

I am an user of the GEL KAYANO models for many years.

By Cesar

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Use it for running and has a great pronator support. Very comfortable.

 
5.0

Comfort combined with performance + excellent looking model

By Jack

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Great overall shoe

 
2.0

Am leaving Asics

By Hank

from Pensacola Fl.

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight
  • Poor Stability
  • Uncomfortable
  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Gym
  • Walking

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I am getting older but still do a bit of walking and gym work. Also wear them all day to cushion bad back and knees.
The last great Gel Kayano was the 21. The 22 was one and a half sizes too small and the 23 is two full sizes too small. Both are too narrow also. I have been in the 23's for 6 months and they are beyond worn out. The 21' would last almost a year at the same usage level.
The base is fairly good but the cushioning of the gel is worn out. The uppers, which are just cloth glued to the base gets ragged fast.
Sorry but going to try Saucony or New Balance

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was as good as ever by Road Runner

  • Sizing:
  • Feels full size too small
  • Width:
  • Feels too narrow
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
1.0

Don't buy into the hipe you read on the Kayano 23!

By William

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

The Kayano 22's and 23's are not great shows as advertised. While they are light weight, they don't provide the cushioning and support that earlier versions have always provided. They are also cheapened the materials that make up the shoe. I will be switching to another brand and not reordering Asics again until they start making a quality shoe again. These shoes not worth their asking price. Feel like a $59.00 shoe!!

 
4.0

Feels like my old Tigers did when new

By thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

So far so good;got the width I wanted color was my 3rd or 4th choice

 
5.0

I would buy and recommend the Kayan again

By Gregory

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Great shoe. Sole seemed a bit sloppier than older version katana.
Great fit. Feet don't ache at all with this shoe

 
4.0

I may buy this product again.

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

fit well. Not as much cushion as I was expecting

 
1.0

Warning! May cause injury!

By Mike

from California

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Great with Jeans

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight
  • Poor Cushioning
  • Poor Stability

Best Uses

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

    This is the worse shoe ever made by Asics and maybe by any company. I'm not sure if I got a bad lot, or did Asics really mess this shoe up that bad. I run 140-150 miles/month, 6'00"/170 lbs. I'm 58 and have been running for 50 years. I alternate between Kayano's and GT 2000's to always have fresh shoes. I run all terrain types. I'm the current (3 time) national 10K NPF Cross Country champion. Let me start by saying that there is no way a competent runner tested this shoe before production. It took me about 100 yards to figure out something was wrong. Asics have made minor mistakes in the past, but usually not to this extent. I've been a loyal customer for thousands of miles of running and may have received a shoe from a defective lot. Review: The most common complaint with Asics running shoes that I can tell is a "too tight" toes box. This shoe is no different. I have a measured D width foot, but always order 2E from Asics because of this problem. Colors are limited to usually 1 and only a few of their shoes offer 2E. For those that get achy feet, this may be your issue. Back to the Kayano 23. The upper on the shoe (2E) fits like a glove. Perfect! Below the foot is a complete disaster. Out of the box, I ran a 5 miler and immediately realized this was not the shoe that I have been running in for years. The shoe is so stiff that I could not pronate properly in to my foot strike. I'm a mild over-pronater. I'm also a quiet runner. With these shoes, I slap and clunk the concrete. It's like running in construction work boots. My feet do not get any "sink" into the cushioning that feels nonexistent. It's like running on planks of wood. This causes a minor shock wave up each leg on every foot strike. When I upped the pace, the shock waves became more pronounced and it actually began to hurt. I could not push the pace to anything respectful in fear of actually getting a serious injury. I was somewhat in shock that Asics could mess up such a good product.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Great service!

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

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