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Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Kayano 16

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Men's ASICS® GEL-KAYANO® 16 :: Honoring a heritage of perfect stability and exceptional comfort, this lighter update of the men's ASICS® GEL-Kayano® 16 flexes more naturally and ensures a more efficient gait cycle from mile 1 to 100. Updated asymmetrical lacing hugs your foot even better. 12.7 ounces

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STABILITY+ [?]
Get the guidance and support you need to keep you running strong and feeling stable mile after mile. If you have an average arch but like extra cushioning and support, Stability+ shoes are your perfect pick. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

Features & Benefits:

  • Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®): Linked componentry that enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • Guidance Line™: Vertical flex grove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
  • Space Trusstic System®: An advanced system that creates a pocket between the Trusstic System® device and the midsole, allowing for greater midsole deformation and more efficient foot function
  • DuoMax® Support System: Helps ensure that the shoe maintains proper supports for the foot during the critical transition from heel strike to toe-off
  • Discrete heel unit: Highest degree of shock attenuation and stability
  • ComforDRY™ Sockliner: Provides optimal cushioning performance in a cooler, drier, healthier environment
  • Asymmetrical Lacing Design: Enhances upper fit and comfort while minimizing the potential for irritation
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Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe
 
4.5

(based on 200 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (151)
  • Cushions impact (142)
  • Breathable (106)
  • Durable (81)
  • Arch support (79)

Cons

  • Heavy (14)
  • Wears out quickly (10)
  • Narrow / tight (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (105)
  • Pavement (24)
  • Distance / endurance (22)
  • Gym (13)
  • Wet / rain (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      80% 

      (127 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      97% 

      (155 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (134), High arch (16), Low arch (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (85), Casual/ recreational (43), Gym rat (27), Competitive athlete (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (79), Yes (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great shoe overall

By Reid

from Marin County, CA

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Fast
  • Lightweight
  • Pronation Control

Cons

  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Gym
  • Road Running

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

I don' think the 3.5 ratings are deserved. This is the hands-down best running shoe that I have ever had. It does have a couple of problems (what shoe doesn't), but let me tell you .. I have tried other shoes and by far the Kayano's have been the best.

When I had the Kayano 14's it was heaven compared to the next Brooks shoe I had. I next got the Kayano 15's and thought they were okay, but after wearing them running a few times they hurt one of my feet really badly. The 15's I hated .. and especially after the 14's. Well, before it really came out I ordered the 16's (it could only be ordered online at a couple of sites) to see if it changed .. it did!

No more soreness - I run under a 7-minute mile so I really put my shoes through the paces. It is very comfortable but there are some negatives (not huge):

1. The tongue fabric tends to retain wetness. The previous models did not. This is not a huge gripe by any means, but it does.

2. Probably the thing I dislike the most (but others may like) - is that the shoe is 'shorter' .. I like the shoe to come up a little higher on my ankle for more support. It is a very big deal to me, but I realise that others really like the opposite, so I am not faulting the shoe. This is due to the fact that I have flat feet (hey, I'm being honest).

3. As a previous reviewer posted .. it's true .. the back heel material of the shoe wears really fast. This is bad design. There is a hole in the fabric after having this shoe not that long.

With that being said - those little things are nothing compared with the comfort of this shoe for running (at least for the fit and wear on my feet). Best running shoe I have had so far .. but can be improved. I thought that the 14's could not be topped, but this one is better.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels half size too big
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Low Arch

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent cushioned shoe!!!

By Dave

from Shakopee, MN

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

    I am a 205 pound runner and average about 25-30 miles per week. I was a big fan of the Gel Nimbus series until they changed the design a couple of years ago. I have been in constant search of "my shoe" since. I am not a fast runner (4:30 marathon) and am almost 50 years old, so I am looking for a shoe that will not injure me and allow me to keep on running.

    I tried the Nike Equalon as well as the LunarGlide 2 and both gave me some knee pain as well as the stirrings of plantar in my left foot. 3 weeks before the Marine Corps Marathon the pain became great enough that I worried that I would not be able to run. I purchased a pair of the Gel Kayanos and got about 100 miles on them before the race. No Pain and a really comfortable shoe.

    I have put another 100 miles on them in the 3 weeks since the race and are liking them more every day. If you are a bigger frame person who needs the support and cushion, I can't recommend these enough!

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The heavy runner shoe of choice

    By Retired Marine Runner

    from Alamogordo, NM

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

      I'm a retired U.S. Marine living in the New Mexico Desert. The Asics Gel Kayano 16 is a versatile shoe and transitions well between pavement and dirt/rocky sides of the road. I'm a heavy runner, 72" tall and 224lbs and I run on average 19 miles a week. This shoe provides awesome support, comfort and is very durable. I especially like the "feel" of the gel cushion, especially when running on the side of the road. The shoes are light and very fast! I haven't found too many things that are not great about this shoe. The shoe sizing is right on. If you are a heavy runner like me and need great support from your running shoes, then you won't go wrong in purchasing a pair of Asics Gel Kayano 16's. Semper Fi,

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Asics Kayano EVER!

      By tinyjoe

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Fast
      • Good Arch Support
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • Little heavy for a race

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

      I bought my first pair of Kayano's 2 years ago (Kayano 15). A great shoe which literally eradicated my Plantar Fasciatis in just a few weeks. However I found the Kayano 15 to be a bit narrow & tight & Plantar surface of my feet would ache after a 10+ mile run.
      With the new Kayano 16 - all those issues are in the past. This is a fantastic running shoe, doesn't feel narrow or tight, little to no break-in needed.
      I typically run in a pair of Brooks Adrenaline for my marathon races - decided to run in the Kayano 16 instead. Had a great run & my third fastest finish!

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I buy it again and again!

      By Dave the hardcore runner

      from Denver Colorado

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Fast
      • Forefoot cushiong excelle
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good injury prevention
      • Good Traction
      • Great for long runs
      • Light for speed work
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • Need more colors

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

      I run a lot of miles in Colorado on both paved trails and mountain trails. The Kayano is an excellent shoe as the forefoot cushioning is fantastic and gets better as it breaks in. I love the fact that it is light enough for speed work and doesn't pound your knees and hips on the long runs. The shoe breathes well on the humid days to keep your feet dry. If you run 50-70 miles a week this is a great shoe to use. If you wear inserts they work in the shoe very well. I rotate this shoe with a pair of New Balance shoes and by doing this every run is great!Try the Kayano you will not be disappointed and if you are returning from an injury this is the shoe to switch too.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A marathon after 50 miles?!?! Really?!?!

      By Mensa Miler

      from Roxbury, Maine

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

        I'm a 54 y/o male whose been running for 9+ years, and ran my first marathon at 50. I'm not a small guy (6 ft, 175 lbs) My feet have been described as, "shaped like canoe paddles", narrow heels and a fairly wide forefoot. Oh, yeah, and they're size 14. Usually when I go out it's for 8-12 miles, 35-40 miles a week. It used to be more, but a new job has cut into running time. I've been going through 1-2 pair of Keyanos since the XI. I've like most of them (except the truly abyssmal XIII which caused my brief daliance with Brooks)and have been what one would term a loyal ASICS customer. The XVI is the first and only shoe from ASICS, or anyone else for that matter, that felt great right out of the box. I also broke my cardinal rule and ran last week's Maine marathon after only 50 miles on the shoes. Normally it's 100 miles or more. I pleased to say that there was nary a twitch or twinge during or post-race. I can see this shoe becoming a "classic" that I'll buy year after year.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Lacing method to worship Kayano16 is...

        By aandrei

        from russia

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trail Running

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

          try Lydiard's lacing style with Kayano16 and you'll be worshiping it!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Best Clydesdale Shoe

          By Big Muddy

          from Sacatomato, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good stability 4 big guys
          • Good Traction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

            I'm an ex triathlete/ultra guy. Had to quit running due to ortho doc's orders, multiple knee surgeries (football, rugby, etc. in earlier years). At 60 years and 6'2", 240, I still love to get out and walk every day, and these Kayanos do the job better than anything else I've found, including NB, Adidas, Brooks and Nike. I did about 80 miles a week when I was training for "Team Clydesdale" back in the day! Been an RRS fan since 1983 or so.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            These shoes are great!

            By Jeff the Marine

            from 29 Palms, CA

            About Me Gym Rat

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

            I am a Marine, so I run more than average, but probably not as much as die-hard runners. I a little over 200 lbs so in the running world I'm huge. These shoes hold up extremely well and provide me with plenty of support and cushioning while I run. My first pair of Kayanos were the 15 model and I don't think I can ever run in anything else. I love these shoes.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Back to bASICS

            By RAYZOR

            from Brownsville, Texas

            About Me Gym Rat

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

            I have been training for a marathon using the ASICS Gel Kayano. I was completely satisfied with my ASICS but allowed someone to convince me to try a pair of MIZUNO Nirvanas. After a few runs in the MIZUNOs I began to develop pain in my arches. I will be returning the MIZUNOs and purchasing another pair of ASICS Gel Kayanos. I would strongly recommend the ASICS Gel Kayanos to all heavy framed runners with low arches. These shoes provide a snug, comfortable fit, with lots of cushioning and support. From here on out, I'm sticking to the bASICS.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wow!

            By Dewey

            from Moscow ID

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                I'm 63YO. Have had metatarsal, ankle and knee problems but have been saved by the Hurricanes.
                Tried the K16 today, along with 8 other shoes, and went, "Wow", what a nice fit, felt like great cushioning both front and back, and felt like it really promoted a better stride. While critics downplay the lining material in the heel, I say, "Hey, if this keeps my joints on the trail longer, I'll replace as needed; not a big deal." Great feel! Looking forward to 10 miles tomorrow.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Comfortable Running Shoe

                By Gil

                from Rockport, TX

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Cost

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                I have been buying Asics Kayano for over 10 years as well as have experienced the revolution in style while adding the latest in technology of this particular running shoe. Overall it is a wonderful running shoe. This shoe has to be ordered ½ to 1 size up. It may feel slightly tight when trying it for the first time. Traction is great and it is breathable. I remember the first time I purchased Asics Kayano I felt I was bouncing results of the gel technology.

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best structured trainer ever bought!

                By Dave R

                from NJ

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Fast
                • Good Arch Support
                • Good Traction
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Wet Conditions

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                Upgraded from the Asics 2140, ran in 2130, 2120, 2110. Kayano 16 a big upgrade. I am a pronator and this shoe offers the best structure/stability of any shoe on the market but with decent cushion and excellent shock absorption. A little heavier than the 2140 series, but well worth it for the extra stability and shock absorption. A must for marathon trainers who need stability! Only shoe on the market with similar stability is the Mizuno Nirvana 6, but you love or hate these shoes. Nirvana 6's offered excellent stability, but they had the feel of running on 2 bricks (awefully stiff ride...beware). I'm sold on Kayano's, I'm going to be a long customer of these. P.S. I've logged 4 months of running on these shoes (run around 30 miles a week). They feel great! Only complaint is that sole wears quickly, but so did all of the other asics I've run in (2110, 2120, 2130, 2140).

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • High Arch

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                My first "real" running shoe

                By neilc

                from Turlock, CA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Pavement
                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                  I'm a noob to running. I've only been running since November 2009, but I run 30 to 40 miles a week. These Asics were recommended by Shoedog and were great. All the previous problems I encountered (shin splints, foot pain, calf pain) disappeared. I have about 325 miles on them and they have begun to show enough wear that I had to get new shoes. I can't comment on "toebox" or "motion control" or any of the other things the pros do, because I have no idea what they're talking about. I enjoyed running in these very much.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  I agree completly with ...

                  By stacey

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                  I agree completly with Mitchells rating on Tuesday Jan 5, 2010. The forefoot cushion and the rearfoot cushion is less. I have used them for 10 years and I hate to leave them. I will be looking elsewhere. I am mad at the person who made them lighter and sacrificed cushion. The new laceup is unimportant. Why do you keep messing with good shoes?

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Disappointed in this ...

                  By Douglas

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                  Disappointed in this shoe. I've run solely in Kayano for the last 12 years and have loved everyone.... except this one. The lacing are different and really hurt my left foot. Hurts over my left big toe and big toe tendon running down my foot. I'm now looking for a different shoe but at $130 that is not easy to do.

                  (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  I've run in model after ...

                  By Bob T.

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                  I've run in model after model of the Kayano without a hitch but this one disappoints. There are pressure points across the instep and bunion area that various lacing techniques couldn't eliminate. I switched to the Nike Volmero 4 and couldn't be happier. I'm 6'1", 185 lbs.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My shoes came in today. ...

                  By mike

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                  My shoes came in today. After a 3 miler, for me, the perfect blend of cushioning and support. The change in the upper overlay (toe area) and the lower heel are definite improvements. The heel does not come up as high on your ankle and the overlay change gives more comfortable feeling in the upper.
                  The Kayano, like Microsoft and Walmart, are at the top and can expect critics.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wow ! Have you ever ...

                  By Steve

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                  Wow ! Have you ever actually run in the shoe? The lacing system looks a little different, thing is, it really works. Run in it, you'll love it.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Nice cushion and ride esp ...

                  By moov forward

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                  Nice cushion and ride esp in the forefoot but asics seems to fit bigger than other shoes as I had blisters on the inside edge of my heels in 3 miles. I've never had this in any shoes even if they were slightly roomy and this is with a double layer sock. The base of the laces pucker to snug up the shoe (too wide) and the 2150 is also wide in the forefoot too. Don't understand as I've worn almost every version of these two shoes since they came out. Asics please bring back the fit of the kayano 8 or 10 as they were perfect for18 miles out of the box and never had blisters on the inner edges of my heels.

                   
                  5.0

                  First Kayano I've run in.

                  By Washed up old former college runner

                  from Plymouth, MN

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Pavement

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                    Very nice shoes. Used to swear by New Balance, but not anymore. My first Asics were the 2140's. Then 2150. Decided to try the Kayano model and the support and cushioning are superb. the Kayano 18's have just been released now and I'm going to retire my 16's today. The Kayano 16's have really worked for me...not one complaint!

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great ride right out of the box!

                    By Thumper

                    from Idaho

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                      I've always bought Asics. These are the best yet!

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Nice shoe.

                      By Laced up.

                      from New England.

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Fast

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Pavement

                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                        Great show for marathon training.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Good solid shoe

                        By the Mountain Goat

                        from Littleton, CO

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Durable
                        • Forefoot cushioning

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                          These have been my standard shoes for years. I run on my forefoot and recently tried the Nike Equalon 4. It has better forefoot cusioning so these have moved into second place but will be the second pair of shoes in my shoe rotation.

                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Good shoes

                          By Lester

                          from New Jersey

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                          These are solid shoes.

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

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Great shoe

                          By Toondog

                          from Kentucky

                          About Me Gym Rat

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Great with Jeans

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                              I run on a treadmill every morning and I love the shoes. i used to use New Balance all the time, but I am an Asics man now. it wore a blister on the back right part of my heel but its all good now, just had to break them in at first.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Average Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Great Running Shoe

                              By rfreeouf

                              from Lees Summit, MO

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Pavement

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                                I was looking for a good running stability plus running shoe, the Asics Kayano 16 was a great choice for me. I am starting run longer distances each week and need a shoe with extra cushioning. I am glad I picked the Kayano 16.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • High Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                Great shoes

                                By Puck

                                from Duxbury MA

                                About Me Professional Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Gym

                                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                                  I am a big guy (248 lbs) and train daily. I use the Kayano for running, doing agility drills and during my lifting sessions. To me they are the best all round shoe I have had, and provide great fit and feel. I go through 2 pair a year which I think is pretty good considering how often I train in them.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels true to width
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Average Arch
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great training shoe!

                                  By DJ

                                  from Illinois

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Endurance Training

                                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                                    My son uses these for training. He is a high school level distance runner.

                                    • Sizing:
                                    • Feels true to size
                                    • Width:
                                    • Feels true to width
                                    • Arch Type:
                                    • Average Arch
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    GREAT SHOE

                                    By wrath the humunculus

                                    from SLC, UT

                                    About Me Rarely Workout

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Cushions Impact
                                    • Good Traction
                                    • Great with Jeans
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Walking

                                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe:

                                      great shoe

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

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                                      Wed, January 27,2010:
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                                      Thu, January 14,2010:
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                                      Mon, January 11,2010:
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                                      Sat, January 09,2010:
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                                      Wed, January 06,2010:
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                                      Tue, January 05,2010:
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                                      Tue, January 05,2010:
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                                      Thu, December 31,2009:
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                                      Tue, December 22,2009:
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