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Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-Kayano 23

Item #08876
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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.

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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
 
3.3

(based on 130 reviews)

24%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (14)
  • Uncomfortable (9)

Best Uses

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

       

      45% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      77% 

      (17 reviews)

      Feels true to width

       

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (9), Casual/ recreational (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Reviewed by 130 customers

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5.0

Love this shoe!

By Caroline

from Hillsdale, NJ

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I am a huge fan of Asics for running! I loved the Kayano 20 and was so upset whenI could no longer find them. The Kayano 21-22 just din't feel right to me, and I switched to the GT version of Asics. I decided to try the 23's and I love the fit! They hug my narrow heal and feel so cushioned! I'm looking forward to running many comfy miles.

 
5.0

Supurb Running Shoe

By Marsha

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Great looking shoe with great cushion and padding.

 
5.0

purchased my second pair already

By Nancy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

love the cushion and the fit

 
1.0

Super tight. Don't do it

By Sarah

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

They were so tight my toes went numb. Awful.

 
1.0

way too narrow - why can't Asics listen to us?

By nornal feet Kate

from Oregon

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Asics: listen to the reviews!! The only people who love this shoe have very very narrow feet. For those of us who have run in Kayanos for decades, these are crazy narrow,

Service and delivery comments:

delivery is great

 
1.0

Asics Kayanos

By JMac

from Canada

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

SO many complaints about the changes made since the 21!! Why doesn't Asics fix this!! I was also a LONG time Asics wearer until the 22 caused me so many problems. I had to switch to another brand. Really wish Asics would listen to it's customers and go back to what worked.

 
3.0

Definite difference in toe box and cushioning

By Rebecky

from Mead, Washington

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I have been running in Kayano's for about 6-7 years now. Needed a stability shoe and cushion. Have been very happy with them until I started running in the 23's last week. Couldn't believe how much they changed in the toe box and they just don't feel very cushioned either. Usually I can really tell the difference when I change out my shoes newer ones always feel more cushioned. These did not. I am still running in them in hopes they break in and stretch out in the toe box. I have a normal width foot and have always gotten a B width, these feel like a Narrow width.

Service and delivery comments:

Service and delivery Are always Great with RRS.

 
1.0

Awful

By Jessica

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Ordered these online. They will be returned ASAP. I could barely get my foot in. I switched to Asics (the gel-kayano) from Nike 3 years ago. The gel-kayano has been an amazing shoe for me. This most recent version is nothing like any gel-kayano I have ever worn. Now I need to find a replacement. Sigh.

 
3.0

Too narrow

By Caitlin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Very small. Add a half size up and still very narrow

 
5.0

Kayano 23

By Joy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Great fit the Kayano keeps getting better with each new addition

 
2.0

No, I won't buy these again.

By Betti

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I run about 20 miles a week. Have had Kayano's for many years and found they feel great right out of the box. Not so much on this pair. Ran twice on the treadmill, thought they felt stiff and tight. Yesterday, ran 6 miles outdoors, usual paved route, and the shoes felt hard and stiff and small. Stopped and adjusted the laces twice. Today, both ankles ache, one hammy hurts and one big toe is going to be black and blue. Wishing I could find a pair of Kayano 21, the most perfect shoe I have even worn.

 
1.0

Goodbye Gel Kayano - Unfortunate narrowing of toe box

By Runthedogs

from Michigan

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Wow, this is so sad to say but I cannot recommend the Gel Kayano anymore. The Gel Kayano had been my absolute favorite shoe for the past 18 years. Sure, I would try other Asics shoes on occasion, but I ALWAYS had at least one pair of Gel Kayano on deck. The Gel Kayano had a nice wide toe box for runners like me who have healthy size bunions. My foot is also small and I could always find the shoe in my size (5). They were made without any restriction in the area where my bunion sticks out and were comfortable. When the Gel Kayano 23 came out I bought two pair as I was still on my Gel Kayano 21 (missed the 22's). When I put them on they squashed my toes in a very uncomfortable manner. After wearing them on around the house my bunion actually started hurting (abnormal). I tried a thinner pair of socks and took them out for a short run. I mean short because it became too painful to run in them. They narrowed the toe box about 1/8" which forced my big toe/bunion to actually turn in more. It literally took almost three weeks after going back to my Gel Kayano 21's for my foot to stop hurting. I actually had thoughts that this was the year I would have to get bunion surgery. So, it is with a heavy heart that I have to find a new brand of running shoes that offers a less restrictive toe box. Very sad.

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was prompt. No complaints on delivery.

 
4.0

Better broken in

By praguegal

from Virginia

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I waited to write this review for a few months so that I could give a trustworthy assessment. Initially, I wanted to send them back as I thought they were too stiff and too narrow. But I'm a great fan of the gel-Kayano's and decided to wear them with a thinner sock. Well, now after two months, I love them. They have broken in nicely, which only took less than a week of gym activity. I ordered the 8.5M instead of my normal 9N. After reading the reviews, I decided the medium might be a better bet, which it was for me. I gave a 4-star rating because of the time it took to break in the shoe. Normally, I put on and go, but this was a little different with the break-in time. Same great support and maybe even a little better feel. I hope this helps.

 
1.0

Doesn't fit me right. Very narrow toe box

By Jaime

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Too tight in the toe box. Makes my feet go numb. Doesn't fit me right

 
5.0

I would buy these again 100%

By Amanda

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Before I started wearing these I had a lot of foot pain. One day I notice a huge difference so comfortable and support I needed for my arch and heels.

 
5.0

GREAT SHOES

By ANTHONY

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Purchased this shoe for my wife. She says they're light and very comfortable. She says they are the best Asics shoes I've bought for her so far.

 
3.0

Too narrow

By running rn

from detroit, mi

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

This is my 5th pair of Kayanos. The toe box is way too narrow and I'll be returning them. I even ordered a wider width and it was still too small.

 
2.0

Would not purchase this again.

By Karen

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Way too narrow!! Gave them to my partner.

 
5.0

Love my Kayanos

By Cassandra

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Been running in these for a few weeks. They bring back the same features I loved about the 22s. I need a solid stability shoe that will keep my plantar fasciitis at bay. I always find that with the GEL-Kayanos.

 
1.0

Too Narrow in the Toe Box

By Carrie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Returned because the toe area was so narrow. I even tried the wide and it was still too narrow.

 
3.0

No, I would not buy this shoe again

By Deb

from New Zealand

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I would not buy this product again. I loved the kayana 22 and felt after years of wearing saucany I had finally found an awesome comfortable extremely cushioned shoe. The spongey springy insole was great. The 23 model is so different. The toe box is too tight and the shoe runs too small. I found the next size up too big and too much shoe. Why have they screwed around with such a good product - there is also less cushioning.Please tell them to bring back the previous models or I shall have to once again look for a new shoe.

 
4.0

Love this shoe

By JJ

from Maryland

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Best fit

 
5.0

New favorite

By Ann

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I had been wearing the GEL-DS trainers for many years but decided to give these a try. They fit great and the weight is perfect. They're my new favorite sneakers.

 
4.0

It's true ... even the "wide" 23 is a little narrow

By Stephanie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I went back and forth about buying these without trying them on first. I have always worn Kayanos, but being the "deal finder," I usually purchase the previous model number. I didn't know that the 22 and 23 versions had a substantially narrower toe box after a redesign. I purchased these in gray, since they were the only color that came in a wide width. I believe the wide is still a hair narrower than the regular width, before the redesign. They'll work for me, but I do miss the regular, wider toe box.

 
5.0

I will be buying these shoes again

By Kacey

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Love love love my new Asics!!y last pair I had for 4 years so I was in need of new ones. They are comfy & very lightweight!

 
2.0

way too narrow in the toes

By the walker

from Rochester, MN

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Gel-Kayanos have been my best/only shoe for 15 years...until this model came out. My feet have always said ahhhhh when slipping into a new pair...and now it's "let me outta here!" Please do something about the narrow toebox on the next model. I really don't want to have to look for a new brand.

 
5.0

Excellent!!!

By Gay

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

I absolutely love this shoe!!!

 
3.0

Disappointing--why change a good thing?

By Joni

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Asics Kayano's have been my go to shoe for many years and many marathons, unfortunately Asics has changed my favorite shoe and made them so narrow that it is almost uncomfortable. Sadly, unless things change I will be searching for a new favorite running shoe.

 
3.0

I am hesitant to buy these shoes again.

By Cheryl

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Gel-Kayano are the only tennis shoes I wear. My plantar fascia tendon is totally severed and these are the only tennis shoes I can wear without experiencing pain; however, after saying this, I must say that the Gel-23 are not nearly as comfortable as the 21 and 22'S. They seem to be shorter, the tow box narrower, and the "gel" is not as comforting or cushioned as in the others. I have probably purchased 6 pair of these shoes in the last three years. Any others I try, are not as good. After saying all of this, I really don't know where to turn. I hope the next ones will be like the earlier models. Road Runner Sports I love you. No problems on your end. You are fast and efficient in fulfilling your orders. Thank-you.

 
4.0

Almost perfect, narrow toe box

By Clarice

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoe:

Have worn kayano for eight years. Love them. Only reason I didn't give these 5 stars is the sizing. Had to order 8.5 because of the narrow toe box, normally wear 7.5 in regular shoes.

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