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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 66 reviews)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (10)
  • Breathable (6)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Good traction (5)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

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

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      60% 

      (6 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      70% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (6), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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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.

     
    5.0

    Like the shoe

    By Paul

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

    great!

     
    3.0

    Not the best shoe for me

    By Chad

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

    I'm 5,10 and 180. I run 25-30 miles per week. I have low arches and need stability shoes. This shoe feels great when you put it on and walk around. However, it's a little stiff in the sole. My feet tend to slap the ground when running in them. I also get a burning sensation at the arch after a long time in them. For me, the Brooks Adrenaline is the best shoe. I wanted these to work but will stay with Brooks.

     
    5.0

    Much improved

    By Hugh

    from Charleston SC

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        I have been using Kayano since the 16's. Kayano 21 were just ok, the 22's were not usable. The Kayano 23's seem to be right on. Super fit in the upper. Yes it is snug but sure beats a baggy, sloppy shoe. Cushioning is not too spongy but very effective. It does seem like there is more gel in both the heel and forefoot. I am a midfoot/forefoot striker. Good support and stability. Seems like the new midsole is more responsive. These are basically an upgraded version (cushioning and materials) of the Asics 2000 v4. If you like the v4, you will really like the Kayano 23's.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
         
        5.0

        Great shoe

        By Joseph

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        Comfy fit, lightweight. Nice replacement fo my gt-2000

         
        5.0

        Great improvement over previous versions of Gel Kayano!

        By Pete

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        I am an ex-Kayano runner, who returned to try this latest version. I am thoroughly impressed! They are light, responsive, and yet still have the motion control I need,
        I had been a long time Asics fan, having run in them for over 20 years. A few years ago, the Kayanos started feeling...I don't even know how to best describe it...maybe "clunky" and I switched to another brand.
        I decided to try the Kayano 23, and I am glad I did. They may be the best shoe I have ever run in, especially for a shoe designed for heavier runners needing motion control.

         
        3.0

        kayano 23 needs work

        By Joseph

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        tight across instep and toe box. toe box was also shallow

         
        3.0

        Hesitant for the 24.

        By dan

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        The usual stability and cushioning but the toe box is definitely smaller and makes the whole shoe feel smaller. May have to switch to brooks or saucony. I'll try on locally next version. And switch if necessary. That said if you have a high arch or smaller foot you should be fine.

         
        2.0

        Asics makes 4E width narrower

        By Wayne

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        For some reason Asics decided to make their widest size, 4E, narrower. Honestly, the shoe could be great, but I would never know because this size in Asics doesn't fit me as it has for the past 15 years. Probably going to force me to look to another brand.

         
        4.0

        I would buy the shoe again.

        By Benny

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        I would buy the shoe again.

        I bought the shoe 1/2 size larger than my normal shoe size, but the shoe is still too small. I should have gotten it a full size larger than normal.

         
        5.0

        I would buy this shoe again.

        By Irvin

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        The ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 feels comfortable and adjusted to my feet quickly. I walk 3.5 miles three times a week on a treadmill and where the shoe for casual every day walking. At age 71, 225 lbs., two knee replacements, one hip replacement, and back surgery from L1 to Si, this shoe offers durability and provides a great deal of cushion.

         
        5.0

        Great shoe as always.

        By John

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        Best running shoe for me. Last pair was the Kayano 21. They fit perfectly. I decided to skip the 22 when I got those. Had no choice to try the 23. I'm not experiencing the tightness as much as some have claimed. The toebox is a little snugger then the 21 but not to bad. I'd recommend trying them if you are on the fence. I recently tried the adidas ultra boost and they did not provide the stability that I needed. I think I'm a Kayano for lifer. I've logged 20 mikes in the past week and a half. And I did buy these 1/2 size higher then normal.

         
        4.0

        Not my favorite kayanos

        By mike

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        Very stiff, tough to break in. Did complete a marathon in them a week after purchase so not bad overall. Probably my least favorite of the kayanos to date. I like the 22s better

         
        5.0

        Good on you.

        By Mohamed

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        Good product ! Good deal! Good on you.

         
        5.0

        Refund

        By greg

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        To tight in the toe box, I returned these and still ahve not received my refund?

         
        5.0

        I would buy this shoe again !

        By james

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        Love this shoe -lighter than kayano 22

         
        4.0

        23 new style

        By Corey

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        Improvements are nice, lighter and colorful changes are much appreciated.

         
        4.0

        Better than the 22 but still narrow toe box

        By avid runner

        from Maryland

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Traction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

            I run about 40 miles per week. I ran in Kayanos for years, until the 22. That was the first time I had to use the VIP return. After a week or so it was clear the toe box was too small. The 23 is a bit wider, but still not as roomy as I prefer. Other than that, and maybe a bit of stiffness, these shoes are acceptable. I have about 70 miles in them so far, and for the most part, I am not thinking about my shoes during the run and that is a good thing. Good cushioning and support. I recommend, especially if you don't need a lot of toe room as I do.

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            • No

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