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Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic

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Men's ASICS® GEL-KAYANO 16 CLASSIC :: Cutting edge technology and high end components are just two of the many reasons ASICS® has remained at the top of their game. And you'll find the best of both in the revamped GEL-Kayano 16 Classic. Already a well honored trainer, but now with the added benefit of ASICS® new Guidance Line technology that provides an optimal gait. Combined with the DuoMax® Support System and the DuraSponge® outsole, the GEL-Kayano 16 is among the best in power and performance. 12.8 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.

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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 Classic Shoe
 
4.3

(based on 30 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (27)
  • Cushions impact (23)
  • Arch support (19)
  • Stylish (11)
  • Durable (9)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (5)

Best Uses

  • Running (10)
  • Casual wear (7)
  • Travel (4)
  • School (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      70% 

      (21 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (28 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort driven (21), Stylish (4)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great shoe

By Dave

from Bear, DE

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

      I have been running 20-30 miles per week for the past year, and this is the first shoe that I had no issues with. 400+ miles and I just retired my first pair. Highly recommended.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I've Worn Every Version of the Kayano

      By GJ

      from Austin, TX

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Arch Support
      • Snug fit

      Cons

      • Toe box wears out

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

        I've worn every version of the Kayano. The 16 may be the best fit for me; snug, narrow heel, stability (Conversely, the 17 was too large and too wide).My only complaint, and this has been true of most of the Kayanos, is that my toe wears a hole in the upper mesh of the toe box just before the reinforced area. A simple fix would be to extend the reinforcement a little.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Glad I ordered a 4E.

        By Tusker R.N.

        from Watkins Glen, NY

        About Me Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Poor Fit

        Best Uses

        • Work

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

        Very glad I ordered a 4E. I generally wear an 11 2E in my shoes.
        When I ordered these they were out of the 2E so I figured I'd try the 4E.
        Well the 4E in the Kayano 16 is the same as a 2E in Brooks, NB, and Saucony as far as fit and feel go. I heard rumors that the Asics ran narrow.
        Rest assured they are NOT RUMORS.

        While the odd lacing/tongue pattern took a little getting used, I have to say I realy and truly Love these shoes.
        I am an RN and on my feet 12 hours a night putting on up to 9 miles a night.
        These shoes make it easily do-able.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A consistently good shoe

        By Spokaneman

        from Spokane, WA

        About Me Comfort Driven

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Great stabiility

        Cons

        • Price

        Best Uses

        • High mileage running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

        I have worn every iteration of the Kayano starting back in the single digits. I have not had a foot, ankle or knee problem in 30+ marathons. I am a tall heavy plodding runner so I am very hard on shoes and my body.

        I won't change shoes unless they price me out of them. I go through about 6 pairs a year, but have been able to mitigate the high price by buying classic's several pairs at a time when I find them.

        I would recommend these shoes to people whose size or running style demands the ultimate shoe.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great for a big guy!

        By GTDad

        from Marietta, GA

        About Me Comfort Driven

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Running
          • Walking
          • Working out

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

          I'm 6'2" and about 240 lbs. This shoe is solid and comfortable which keeps me going. I just wish the sole lasted longer; the cushion out lives the sole.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Kayano 16

          By Slick Willy

          from Camp Casey, South Korea

          About Me Comfort Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support

          Cons

          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

            This is was my third pair of Kayano 16s and I love them. Just wish they lasted a little longer.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            assemetrical lacing giant step forward

            By run for fun jh

            from West Deptford, New Jersey

            About Me Comfort Driven

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

                The assemetrical lacing on the 16s is all that was needed to make this perfect.The 15s were OK as the lacing was not comfortable. Unbelieveable diffrerence.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome!!!!

                By WHK

                from Elk Grove, CA

                About Me Comfort Driven

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Arch Support

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Running
                  • School

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

                  I love these shoes. I have been a long distance runner for over 10 years and these are by far the most comfortable shoes I've ever purchased.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  ASICS, latin for?

                  By Runfar 3137

                  from Cleveland, OH

                  About Me Comfort Driven

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

                      I had recently been diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis and the podiatrist recommended these shoes. I had taken a week off and then got back to my marathon training, these shoes have felt great, I haven't missed a step. The asymetrical laces at first take some getting used to, just turning your foot when you lace them is all the adjustment needed.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Kayano 16

                      By Bill... no hill for a climber

                      from Aurora, IL

                      About Me Comfort Driven

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

                          I use the Kayano shoes for training. They will last me an entire summer of pound and ground. I've run more than 30,000 miles in my lifetime.... and Asics are my # 1 choice.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Shoe

                          By Don non-runner

                          from Birmingham, AL

                          About Me Comfort Driven

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Good Arch Support
                          • Stylish

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Casual Wear
                            • School
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

                            I'm not a runner, I mainly use these as day-to-day comfortable shoes. The styling is nice, they are very comfortable. It's challenging to get used to the offset shoelaces - they feel a little weird and look stylish yet weird. Overall an extremely comfortable shoe.

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

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            In praise of the legend

                            By kunsunoke

                            from Fleetwood, PA

                            About Me Comfort Driven

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Good Arch Support

                            Cons

                            • Wears Out Quickly

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

                              This shoe's reputation is well-deserved. There is nothing finer for distance work on pavement or for clydesdales who have slight stability issues.

                              Shock absorption is superb. Comfort level is high from the moment of purchase to the moment when you have to take them out of your rotation. Response is outstanding. Flexibility isn't bad, either - for a stability shoe.

                              Durability is a little mixed, with the soles getting a little too flat a little too soon, and with the heel fabric being prone to premature tears. And it is, of course, heavy.

                              But it is also worth the money for those that wish to avoid the orthopedist

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Proven classic

                              By Slow runner

                              from Canandaigua NY

                              About Me Comfort Driven

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Durable
                              • Good Arch Support

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

                                  Great shoe. Been in Kayanos for 10+ years.

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

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Asics Gel-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe

                                  By phil

                                  from boise, id

                                  About Me Comfort Driven

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Arch Support
                                  • Stylish

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Casual Wear
                                    • Jogging

                                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

                                    I have been running in Asics Kayano shoes for over 10 years. They are by far the best running shoe I have ever come across in 30 years of running. They are a quality, comfortable, supportive shoe. I would highly recommend them to anyone that wants an outstanding running shoe.

                                    • Sizing:
                                    • Feels true to size
                                    • Width:
                                    • Feels true to width

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    A Runner's Shoe

                                    By Airborne Run Junkie

                                    from Bristow, VA

                                    About Me Comfort Driven

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Cushions Impact
                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                    • Stains Easily

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Casual Wear
                                    • Running
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

                                    I run 3 to 5 times a week anywhere from 2 to 5 miles at a time. I have worn this model of shoe for almost 10 years. I was a paratrooper in the Army, so I take my running shoe seriously and these shoes have treated my feet and knees wonderfully! I will never run in anything else. I add cushioning insoles as well for an excellent run every time!

                                    • Sizing:
                                    • Feels true to size
                                    • Width:
                                    • Feels true to width

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Great shoe!

                                    By Dwight

                                    from Shell, Ecuador

                                    About Me Comfort Driven

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Cushions Impact
                                    • Stylish

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Casual Wear
                                      • Going Out
                                      • School
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

                                      The Asics GEL Kayano has continued to provide the comfort and support I seek year after year. I wear the shoes for running, basketball, and casually when I'm out and about. Being a bigger guy, 6'2" and 220 pounds, it's been hard to find a shoe that will provide comfort and take a beating. This shoe can and does. Although style isn't that important to me, the shoe is pleasing to the eye.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Blisters from poor ventilation

                                      By Fred

                                      from Maryland

                                      About Me Conservative

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Great line of shoes

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor ventilation

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

                                        Great line of shoes for large men. They change them though every year and not all the changes are good. This model does not ventilate well with too little mesh and too much solid plastic on the upper. Bad blisters in hot even warm, humid, conditions.

                                        • Sizing:
                                        • Feels true to size
                                        • Width:
                                        • Feels true to width
                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Typical Asics fit

                                        By BamaRider

                                        from Alabama

                                        About Me Stylish

                                        Pros

                                        • Cushions Impact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Good Arch Support

                                        Cons

                                        • Chafes Easily

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

                                          I've worn ASICS exlusively since the early 80s.

                                          I usually have 3 different models on the ready, depending on what kind of run I'm about to do. Long run, track work, recovery etc. I use my shoes only for running. For everyday walking around, I wear heavier, more supporive crosstrainers.

                                          My current stable is the Nimbus, GT, DS Trainers, and the Kayano.

                                          The 16 has the same narrow toe box and sock like fit that is the trademark of Asics. If you don't like a tight toe box, this shoe is not for you. Different widths give some options, but even the widest ascis is gonna be narrow to a guy coming from another brand.

                                          I'm a asics guy, and Roadrunner is greatest source of Asics I know off. Local stores are just not gonna carry the high end ASICS I demand.

                                          I've done business with RR since the days of Mike's garage. A great company.

                                          • Sizing:
                                          • Feels true to size
                                          • Width:
                                          • Feels true to width
                                           
                                          3.0

                                          Good ugly shoe with some heal pad proble

                                          By Thethomai

                                          from Boston

                                          About Me Stylish

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Cushions Impact
                                          • Good Arch Support

                                          Cons

                                          • Heal padding broke down
                                          • UGLY
                                          • Wears Out Quickly

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Running

                                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

                                          Good, ugly shoe that has good stability and cushioning, but the heal padding broke down quickly. Had same problem with differnt Asics or recent. Must be a new design. It's not chafing yet so I am still putting on the miles, but the day is coming, which is unfortunate as, except for the dull gray color scheme, I like the shoe

                                          • Sizing:
                                          • Feels true to size
                                          • Width:
                                          • Feels true to width

                                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great Shoe

                                          By runsrealfast

                                          from Pocatello ID

                                          About Me Conservative

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Durable

                                          Cons

                                          • Poor Cushioning
                                          • Poor traction in the snow

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Running

                                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Classic Shoe:

                                          I was able to put 350 good miles on a pair of these shoes, but that was only because I bought 2 pairs and rotated them daily.

                                          The only bad thing was they were one of the worst shoes i'm ever had for running in the winter. While nothing is great on icy roads these were way worse than just about anything else i've ever worn!

                                          • Sizing:
                                          • Feels true to size
                                          • Width:
                                          • Feels too narrow

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