Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Kayano 17

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Men's ASICS® GEL-KAYANO® 17 :: Your #1 favorite Stability shoe continues to lead the pack in running performance and comfort! It may have lost some weight but the men's ASICS® GEL-Kayano® 17 still offers all the cushioning and support you've relied on year after year. Save more energy and get more power out of each stride thanks to ASICS®'s unique Guidance Line technology extended through the length of the shoe. Loyal GEL-Kayano® fans will still enjoy the fabulous fit and famously smooth ride they've grown to love with the added bonus of a livelier and speedier run experience. Power, precision, perfection, the ASICS® GEL-Kayano® continues to deliver fun run after run! 12.3 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.®) (RUNNING): ASICS® Design Philosophy. Employs linked componentry that enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • Guidance Line™: Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
  • Discrete Heel Unit: Takes the Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®) to a new level by creating our highest degree of shock attenuation and stability
  • Space Trusstic System®: This midfoot stabilizer creates a pocket between the Trusstic System® device and the midsole, allowing for controlled midsole deformation and more efficient foot function
  • ComforDry™ Sockliner: Provides cushioning performance and anti-microbial properties for a cooler, drier, healthier environment
  • Asymmetrical Lacing Design: An anatomically correct lacing environment that reduces potential for irritation and provides improved comfort and fit
  • DuoMax® Support System: A dual density midsole system positioned to enhance support and stability, positioned sport specifically
  • Dual Density Solyte® Lasting: Employs different densities of Solyte® lasting material in heel and forefoot for improved comfort
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Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe
 
4.7

(based on 124 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (111)
  • Cushions impact (93)
  • Breathable (92)
  • Lightweight (81)
  • Arch support (67)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (6)
  • Heavy (4)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (74)
  • Pavement (15)
  • Gym (9)
  • Distance / endurance (8)
  • Walking (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      79% 

      (94 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (113 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (97), Low arch (14), High arch (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (66), Casual/ recreational (28), Gym rat (26)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (112), Yes (7)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Even better

By Husker

from Lincoln, NE

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

      Got a pair in the early run. Feel much lighter with a lot more forefoot cushioning than the 16. Great update.

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Another great shoe!

      By Joe Runner

      from Texas

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

        Again and again, ASICS has put out a great shoe that provides awesome stability. I have used ASICS for the past 7 years doing triathlons and half marathons. I have never been disappointed with a pair of shoes from them. I have been using the Kayano 16s before this and wanted to try something new. I ordered the Newton shoes and was disappointed in them as they did not provide any support (I have a history of perineal tendinitis) and caused a lot of strain. I then ordered these 17s and have not looked back.

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent!!

        By slbriggs

        from Indianapolis, In

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

          For a "stability" shoe, it is very light (12.3 oz) compared to some of the clunkers that are in the 13.5 to 15 oz range. Shoe sizing, as they indicated, is a half size up from your dress shoe size. I would place this shoe in the same category as the Kayano-11, a "classic" shoe.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome ride!!!

          By C99

          from San Juan, PR

          About Me Gym Rat

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

            I weigh 215 lbs and this shoe provides an outstanding soft, yet stable and firm reponsive ride.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Not Great

            By MC

            from Elkhorn, NE

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Loose fit

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

            I owned the 16, but this version, in the same size, just doesn't quite have the same feel. My foot seems to slosh around too much in the shoe, forcing me to overcompensate by tying my shoestrings even tighter.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Stability Workhorse

            By Letz Runn

            from Fresno, CA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Plush Ride

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Pavement

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

              It almost feels like cheating to run in these shoes as they allow me to run farther than any other shoes I've worn. Out of three releases I've owned this is by far the most luxurious. I like to try and punish these shoes with miles...

              • 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)

               
              4.0

              Kayanos still a great shoe

              By Tim

              from Vergennes, VT

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Endurance Training

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

                I purchased Kayano 17s because I had had 15s before and had had great luck with them. I have big feet and I liked the fit and they lasted a looong time. 17s seem very similar and I knew they would fit.

                • 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)

                 
                4.0

                Great Improvement to the Kayano

                By Steve

                from Dallas Texas

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

                  This shoe provides much more cushioning than all fo the previous Kayano models.

                  • 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 love this shoe.

                  By Jeff

                  from Richmond, VA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Pavement

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

                    I am not a great runner, I am not built like a great runner, and I certainly was not made to be a runner. However, I discovered several years back that there is a huge upside to getting involved in running. And as the years have progressed from my 20's through my 30's, and now to my early 40's I am firmly committed to the sport. I have tried several different shoes made by Asics and have generally liked them. A few years ago I tried my first Kayano. I was surprised by the sole's unforgivable stiffness. I had to put an insert into the shoe to make it bearable. Last year I tried a cheaper shoe, still made by Asics, and still not a bad shoe, but I did notice a drop-off is support and control. That shoe wore out recently, in fact I pushed it longer that i should have. So much so that I was getting pains in my right hip when I ran for more than 5 miles. I ordered (my first ever order from Road-Runner Sports) a brand-spanking new pair of the Kayano 17 last week. Being a bit impatient I took my old shoes out for one last run and nearly blew out my hip after 2 miles, and like a fool pushed onward to 4 miles. I'm getting geared up for a 10K next week and was seriously bummed about possibility of having injured myself. [...] I put the inserts into them and put them one and they immediate felt sing like angels. I took them out this afternoon for their initial break-in run. Not only did my hip not get worse when I ran, it felt better as each mile passed. A few days ago I started breaking down between 2 and 4 miles. Today I ran for 9 miles and feel great. Great shoe Asics, [...] In my humble opinion -- best shoe ever.

                    • 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)

                     
                    4.0

                    Asics GEL Kayano 17

                    By Bill

                    from Norwich VT

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

                      I'm 6'2" 195 pounds with a narrow foot, high arch and don't pronate. I run between 20-50 miles per week depending on what I am training for. Because of my size shoes tend to wear out quickly and some years ago I switched away from shoes designed for high arches (and 140 pound athletes) and into the Gel Kayano XI - a shoe I loved. I went through 13 pairs before I couldn't get them anymore. I tried a couple pairs of the GK 15s and really didn't like them. The GK16 was better but still not as good my old XIs.The GK17, however, might be better than the XIs. They are just as comfortable, have the same fit, and are noticeably lighter. I'd have given 5 stars except I only have about 30 miles on them so it's too soon to tell about durability.If they last 300 miles, which the XIs did, it's a 5 star shoe for sure. If they only last 200, but the price were more like [$] - still a solid 5 star shoe in my book. I'm just afraid being lighter they will only last 200 miles and [$] is simply too much $$ for a 200 mile pair of shoes.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Several improvements over the Kayano 16

                      By Speedy

                      from Bozeman, MT

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Able to lace tighter
                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Comfortable on first run
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Durable
                      • Fast
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Good Traction
                      • Great with Jeans
                      • Lacing back on the top
                      • Lighter
                      • Lightweight
                      • Longer laces
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

                        Great shoe. Provides good traction for running on snow covered roads. Good cushioning. Snug fit, much better than Kayano 16, more like the Kayano 11 which was the best of late, but lighter and more comfortable. Lacing pattern is back to the top, the 16 was hard to keep snug, even when double tieing. Able to lace up more snuggly.

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

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great shoe

                        By Mike M

                        from Rapid City, SD

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Good Traction
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

                          Great running shoe. Road Runner was great as always!

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

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          GREAT!!!!!

                          By NICKS

                          from Miami, Fl.

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

                              Lightest version ever, great fit.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Average Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              A+ for Asics GEL-Kayano 17

                              By Flash

                              from Boston, MA

                              About Me Gym Rat

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • None so far

                              Best Uses

                              • Gym

                              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

                              The new GEL-Kayano 17 lives up to this shoe's stellar reputation. I work out at least 5 days a week in these, mostly in the gym, both cardio and weights. While they are running shoes, they provide a stable platform and enough lateral support for the kind of strength and weight training I do–mostly dumbbells and machines, as well as the CYBX Arc Trainer and treadmill. Love the new black color, very understated and they look better with sweatpants and jeans. Definitely a great choice for anyone who likes to mix in a little gym time with their running workouts.

                              • 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

                              Great for a Heavy Runner Like Me!

                              By Toad

                              from Atlanta, GA

                              About Me Gym Rat

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Good Stability
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

                                I'm a heavy runner at 200lbs, run about 15 miles/week. I finally wore out my last pair of Kayano 11's and couldn't find them anymore so I went with the 17's. Still the same support but much lighter. I was concerned less weight would mean less support but I'm very happy.

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

                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                After having

                                By Running Madness

                                from St. Charles, IL

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Endurance Training

                                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

                                  After having this shoe for three weeks I am convinced this is the best Kayano yet...in fact it is the best running shoe I have had in the last 10 years. I like to switch up my running shoes and try something new so over the last five years I have used the Brooks Trance (good), Brooks Beast (good but a bit clunky), Brooks Ghost (not good - lightweight but not enough support and quickly breaks down), Asics 2140 and 2150 (good - comparable to trance). The Kayano is lightweight and give me the support I need. I am a larger runner at 200lbs and put in about 25 -40 miles depending on the time of the year. No complaints yet but I will see how long it lasts.

                                  • 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

                                  Asics Gel Kayano 17

                                  By ironclyde

                                  from Omaha, NE

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Pronation Control

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Endurance Training

                                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

                                    This is the reincarnation of the finest shoe ever made, the Gel Kayano '97, no question about it. I used that shoe for 10 years, until I just couldn't buy it any more, having worn out at least 15 pairs. Long time runners will remember what a great shoe that was.
                                    I put the Kayano 17 on, right out of the box, and ran a 10K with no socks at all and had no problems and no blisters. For longer runs or training runs wear socks, but this is the 'big guys' best friend!

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

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    AWESOME

                                    By ACE

                                    from holland pa

                                    About Me Gym Rat

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Pavement

                                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

                                      I run in trails and pavement and this gel kayano is AWESOME very comfortable and light best model update ever.

                                      • 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

                                      This shoe was AWESOME

                                      By ACE

                                      from HOLLAND PA

                                      About Me Gym Rat

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Pavement

                                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

                                        I use this shoe for running dirt trails and pavement treadmill and it is lightest of all other kayano models this is a home run love this shoe.

                                        • 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)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Pretty Good Stuff!

                                        By Voodoo19

                                        from Landenberg, PA

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive
                                        • Breathable
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Laces too long

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe:

                                        I'm 6'3", 210 lb and mainly run on a treadmill. Average to high arch. This shoe is light, fits perfectly and cushions well. Perfect combination of support and cushioning. Perfect feel in the fore-foot as well. Also run in the NB1225 and have run in the GT2150 in the past. This may be my new everyday favorite.

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

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