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Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-Kayano 23

Item #08876
MSRP:$159.95
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Women's ASICS® GEL-KAYANO® 23 :: Your ASICS® GEL-Kayano® 23 has been re-imagined in every way and returns as 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 stable gem.

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
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  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 13mm
  • WEIGHT: 9.2 ounces
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Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe
 
3.4

(based on 79 reviews)

25%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Arch support (4)
  • Breathable (4)
  • Cushions impact (4)
  • Good traction (4)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (10)
  • Uncomfortable (5)

Best Uses

  • Road running (4)
  • Walking (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      54% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      80% 

      (12 reviews)

      Feels true to width

       

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (6), Enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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1.0

Been Buying Kayano's for 5 Years.... but

By Julie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Really narrow and not as supportive as the Kayano 22's. I had to return and go up 1/2 size to get these to fit. Kind of a hassle -- wish they told me in the description that the shoes are now cut more narrow and to go up 1/2 size for the correct fit. They only have one color in D -- bummer. Women that have wide feet want pretty colors too :)

 
5.0

Exceptional Value

By Bruce

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

This is a really good high milage shoe.

 
5.0

Great Shoe

By Bruce

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Love them!!

 
5.0

WOULD BUY THESE AGAIN

By DELORES

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

THESE SHOES ARE VERY COMFORTABLE AND HAVE GREAT CUSHION. WEAR THESE WHEN ON MY FEET ALL DAY .

 
4.0

Kayano 24

By Tara

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Only worn a few times so far, but they seem great. As others have said, toe box is more narrow than previous models. Once you wear a few times though they seem to loosen up. So far so good

 
1.0

Worst Changes made to this shoe!

By Carrie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I have bought Asics Gel-Kayanos every year for the past 9 years. This is the first time that I haven't been able to wear them. The toe-bed is so narrow that it hurt my foot. I even bought a 1/2 size up because other reviews said the same thing. It is sad that they have ruined this shoe. Sadly, I will have to find a new brand now.

 
5.0

Great shoe

By Jennifer

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I like the better than the 21, the toe box is more narrow which is good for me. They are very light and don't feel like they would be enough padding but they are

 
5.0

Xmas gift

By Scott

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Gift for Mom

 
1.0

They ruined this shoe...toe box is too narrow

By Melissa The Walker

from San Diego, CA

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Why? Why did Asics have to ruin a perfectly great shoe? I've worn this style for years and when I saw the poor reviews about the narrow toe box, I ordered the anyway thinking it wouldn't apply to me because I wear 2A anyway. But it's true, the toe box is so narrow, I can feel fabric all around my toes which drives me crazy. It's like they tried to make the shoe too aerodynamic and pointy. Why couldn't they have left this style alone? Now I've got to try another brand.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels full size too small
  • Width:
  • Feels too narrow
 
4.0

Yes I would buy these agsin

By Jennifer

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I am a fan of the asic kayano's.. I have worn these for years now. There great for marathon training as well as 5k, 10k training. I wear a 10 1/2 AA normally but after reading reviews I was confused about what size to order. People were saying the kayano 23's ran more narrow than previous kayano's. I took a chance and ordered my usual size and width. I am extremely pleased how they feel. Great sneaker!!

 
5.0

Great looking shoes

By DENISE

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Great looking shoes. Purchased for a family member for Christmas.

 
5.0

I will not buy again

By Esther

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I have been purchasing this same brand and style for several years until now, I had to return the Kayano 23. They keep making them narrower and narrower every year. Needless to say I was disappointed.

 
4.0

Order 1/2 larger than previous Kayano shoes

By Erin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I had to order a wide and go up 1/2 size to fit my foot as the toe box is more narrow and tapers more than the 21 series. Not as much cushion as the 21, but more than other brands I have tried. My heel stays put. No sliding, no blisters. Love me some Asics Kayano.

 
3.0

Not like they used to be

By Cathy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

The Gel Kayano has been my go-to running shoe for 7 years. I took a few months off running due to some surgery. I was able to start running again and purchased the 23s thinking I'd have no issues with them. They are way too cushioned. I feel like I'm running in sand. There is no push-off. I kept them for walking because they make my feet feel like I'm walking on clouds. I purchased a pair of Nike Free RN Distance and a pair of Brooks Launch 2. These seemed to have enough cushion yet a lot of spring. I like feeling the road.

 
5.0

Will definitely by them again

By Stephanie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I have balance issues due to a spinal cord problem and these are great for support as well as being a light shoe. I mainly use them for walking, both outside and on a treadmill.

 
4.0

Fits Great!

By TracyDee

from Kennewick, WA

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gym
    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

    All the previous reviews are why these shoes work so well for me. The regular 11B is usually a tad too long and a tad too loose for me. I can't wear narrow because of the spread of my toes (plus broken toes). I ordered the black/onyx and the silver/pink glow/purple in 11B and am quite happy.

    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Not a good shoe for larger people.

    By Big Heavy

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Gym

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

    I don't have as much issue with the shoe as with the recommendation of the shoe. I am sure ASICS makes a fine shoe. However, I am a very large person and traditionally ASICS have felt narrow and confining to me. I used the shoe recommendation on Road Runner Sports based on my needs - motion control, low arch, wide width - and to my surprise it came up with this shoe. I have been pleased with their recommendations in the past so I thought perhaps ASICS had finally developed a true wide width shoe. Sadly, the shoes are uncomfortable and even after wearing them for a month, they are binding across the widest part of my foot and I feel like they have broken down already. I will be sticking with Brooks and New Balance in the future.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow
    • Arch Type:
    • Low Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    i only wear Asics Gel-Kayano

    By Ann

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

    I have never worn anything else other than Asics Gel-Kayano for over 20 years.

     
    2.0

    Don't like this redesign

    By Beth

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

    Narrow toe box even on wide sizing. I have loved this shoe in the past don't like the redesign. Returned.

     
    2.0

    Beware of toe box!!!

    By Sandra

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

    Way snug in the toebox. I could not get used to my toes being cramped up. After a ten mile run, i had rub spots, numb toes, and the front of my toes were sore from being smashed together in these shoes. They went back and I am waiting for my account credit.

     
    2.0

    ASICS, please give me the old GEL-Kayano toe box back! ouch!

    By Runnajbc

    from Mt Pleasant, SC

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight
      • Please bring the old Toe Box back!

      Best Uses

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

        Toe box change not good! Too narrow. Have worn GEL-Kayano for years, and years...never any problems.. Just finished a marathon and my feet were the thing that hurt the most! ***RRS, if you have any clout with Asics, please ask them to change my favorite shoe back.

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

        Way too narrow

        By Utah runner

        from Honeyville,UT

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

          I got these thinking they would be like the 22's- I have been getting them since 12-wow. Soooo narrow even hard to get on. Went for 2 runs. Took 3 miles before they quit hurting. Toes went numb and outside of foot ached. Returned and got 2 pairs of 22's but I will be looking for a new shoe until they bring back a wider toe box.

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

          Toe box too small

          By P

          from Maricopa, AZ

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

            Cons

            • Narrow / Tight

            Best Uses

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

              I had the Kayano 22's and absolutely loved them. Purchased the 23's expecting the same comfort, but that just wasn't the case. I already buy a shoe a full size larger than my traditional shoe size but the toe box for the 23 was still too small. My toes started to hurt/go numb at mile 3. I can't imagine going another 1/2 size larger so I'll be exchanging these for another brand. Asics, please go back to a wider toe box!

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

              Toe box too tight!!!

              By Runner Girl

              from Boston, MA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Narrow / Tight

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

                  Thank god for the return policy! I have worn Asic Kayano for years with very few problems. Wore these for a 7 miler run and my feet hurt after my first mile. Not sure I want to try purchasing a wider width or try another shoe entirely.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels full size too small
                  • Width:
                  • Feels too narrow
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome shoes!!

                  By Lewis

                  from undisclosed

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

                  Love them!!!!

                   
                  5.0

                  Size up and you'll be good

                  By Deborah

                  from undisclosed

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

                  I went for the lime green/yellow option. Had to go up 1/2 size as others has mentioned. Liking the shoe better than expected since I was disappointed Asics changed the fit of the toe box from the Kayano 21, but these are working out great.

                   
                  1.0

                  So uncomfortable

                  By Tami

                  from So Cal

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Narrow / Tight
                    • Uncomfortable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

                      I've had Kayanos since the 10 came out. Every one after that except the 21's I could put on and go for a run with no problems. When I read the reviews on the 23 being narrow I was excited, my feet run narrow. Stupidly I put these on and took off for a 1/2 marathon. my feet hurt in the first mile. At the end I had blisters everywhere, It took everything I had to finish my feet hurt so bad. These are going back, thank God for Roadrunners return policy!!

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      delivery is super fast, as always.

                      • Width:
                      • Feels too narrow
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Definitely buy this shoe.

                      By William

                      from undisclosed

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

                      THESE ARE GREAT SHOES!!! I have been wearing Asics Gel-Kayano running shoes for over 12 years and they just keep getting better with each series. Great foot support for running and exercise.

                       
                      3.0

                      Not for me...

                      By Julie

                      from undisclosed

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

                      I wanted to love these shoes, they do have a lot of cushion....but they are also so stiff:( I tried walking around them in my house for a while but they just felt so clunky and stiff that I am sending them back. I keep going back to my adidas ultra boost ST shoes instead. I may need to just accept that no shoes are better than them!

                       
                      5.0

                      Kayano's are my favorites, as always.

                      By Dianne

                      from undisclosed

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

                      Cushioned support as promised.

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