Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 4 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Kinsei 4

Item #ASC1496
MSRP:$189.95
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Men's ASICS® GEL-KINSEI 4 :: Your feet will flip over the comfort and support of the men's ASICS® GEL-Kinsei 4. You'll think this shoe was designed with your comfort in mind. Now in its fourth rendition, this high-tech favorite has lost an ounce and added more room in the toe box. Weighing in at 11.9 ounces, this luxurious trainer makes the most of your biomechanics. You'll connect to the road thanks to the GEL-Kinsei 4's low-profile midsole, while the plush GEL® cushioning system cradles your feet in comfort from heel to toe, ensuring a smooth, balanced ride every time you slip them on. 11.9 ounces

Category Type:

NEUTRAL+ [?]
If you have a high arch, are a high-mileage runner, or want the maximum amount of cushioning, Neutral+ is your shoe style. Enjoy a smooth ride with enhanced cushioning and reduced impact with improved shock absorption. If pronation is not a problem then choose Neutral+ shoes. 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:

  • You'll enjoy a smooth, balanced heel-to-toe transition, compliments of ASICS® Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®) that guides your feet from heel strike to toe-off
  • You'll notice an extra spring in your step as the Propulsion Trusstic® System connects your heel to your medial forefoot, releasing stored-up energy for enhanced forward propulsion
  • Your feet will love the GEL® units at the heel and forefoot that add cushioned comfort and absorb shock for a plush feel
  • Enjoy midsoles crafted from ultra-light Solyte® that provide a responsive and resilient feel
  • Your heels will stay steady and secure with the Personal Heel Fit system, a dual-layer of memory foam that provides a snug, customized fit
  • Wrap your feet in breathable, moisture-wicking and odor-fighting comfort with anti-bacterial ComforDry™ sock liners
  • Find the perfect temperature no matter what the weather, thanks to a lining of Cuprothermo, a metallic film that warms feet on cool days and dissipates heat for cool feet when it's hot outside
  • Heel-to-Toe Drop 10mm
  • ASW3257
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Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 4 Running Shoe
 
4.1

(based on 11 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (8)
  • Breathable (7)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Arch support (5)
  • Cushions impact (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (7)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (11 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        80% 

        (8 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (6), High arch (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

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    4.0

    A big surprise

    By EricH

    from Delaware,Oh

    About Me Professional Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Traction

    Cons

    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 4 Running Shoe:

    Im a long distance runner. I use these shoes for my distance training. Im disappointed with the way they have held up. I have had 5 pairs of the kinsei (1,2,3,3,4). The previous versions are great, I would get apx. 1500 miles (yep) before they would wearout, but with the kinsei 4 I only got 650 miles. I know its time to get new shoes when my calves start to hurt (thats the way its always been). I love to run in the kinsei (except for speedwork) but I am disappointed in how the kinsei held up to the mileage. I will buy another pair because they are so comfortable but they are not as durable as I the kinsei 1,2,or 3.

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

    You guys copied Zappos with your videos.

    By James

    from Louisville

    About Me Rarely Work Out

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 4 Running Shoe:

        Just saying. Exact copy of Zappos' videos.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
         
        3.0

        not a bad product

        By Avid runner

        from Northern VA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Awesome Colors
        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Wild Cool Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 4 Running Shoe:

          I bought the Kinsei 4 because the following reasons: I had the Kinsei 2 (not a bad product, I prefer the Kayano) and I love the wild and cool looking colors on them. I would say they are a bit better than average when it comes to cushioning and stability. I tip the scales at 160 lbs, so I am not that heavy of a runner. I run about 6 miles 5 to 6 times a week. They felt average, but again the Mosaic model (wild and cool colors) sold be on first look. I have been wearing Asics for the last 10 years or so, I used to be a Nike person, not no more. For Asics I prefer the Kayano's and the Nimbus. Currently I also have the Nimbus 14 and they, to me, feel better than the Kinsei 4.

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

          Perfect Running Shoe

          By Don

          from Oakland, CA

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Fast
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good Traction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Pavement

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 4 Running Shoe:

            I have never had a problem with the shoe.

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

            Kinsei is SO much better than Nimbus 14

            By Daz

            from Abilene, TX

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 4 Running Shoe:

              Nice toe box, excellent cushioning and great fit.
              Had to try Kinsei after marathon training with Nimbus 14. Very comfortable, like the older Nimbus. Well worth the price for longer distance running on pavement.

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

              Amazing shoes..

              By Vikz

              from San Bruno, CA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Amazing Cushion Support
              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Feels Very Good
              • Good Arch Support
              • Good Traction
              • Great with Jeans
              • Lightweight
              • Vivid Color And Design

              Cons

              • Narrow / Tight

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 4 Running Shoe:

              I use this for running once or twice in a week and the first run itself was great. I ran 8 miles for the first time and I believe these shoes was a big reason behind it. I usually feel pain in my lower leg but these shoes provides a lot of support an cushion. Completely in love with these.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels too narrow
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              2.0

              Not as expected

              By Abe

              from Nashville, TN

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Great Color Scheme

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • Uncomfortable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 4 Running Shoe:

                Longtime wearer of Nimbus so I decided to try the top of the line Kinsei. 25+ miles per week. These are just plain uncomfortable. Calves hurt terrible after runs of 3,8 and a grueling 16 miler. Very disappointed in the cushioning of this shoe, more money doesn't mean more cushioning. Really wanted to like these, but I'll just return to my nimbus. Biggest plus was the color scheme!

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                2.0

                Second Pair Fit Tight

                By JRB

                from Austin, TX

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Good Arch Support
                • Great with Jeans
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Narrow / Tight

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 4 Running Shoe:

                Have bought 2 pairs of these Kinsei....the first I loved and continue to wear. The second pair, same model, fits tight in the width for some reason. I tried to break them in and see if they would loosen up and they have not....returning for refund.

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

                Very comfortable

                By Rick

                from Mayaguez, PR

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor Cushioning

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 4 Running Shoe:

                I have been a loyal Nike Vomero series user since the Vomero +4. The Vomero +7 however, were a major disappointment mainly because of a very uncomfortable insole. I decided to try the Asics Kinsei. The insole of this shoe is extremely comfortable, out of this world. The midsole provides good cushioning. A major disappointment is the lack of heel cushioning, it does not come even close to the Vomero. The Kinsei is a great shoe but highly overpriced. If Asics could manufacture the Kinsei with the Vomero heel cushioning and at a lower price, it would be an instant success.

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

                Worth every penny

                By mountaingoat1975

                from Frederick, MD

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 4 Running Shoe:

                Let me start by saying I am a Brooks and Mizuno fan. I also want to say I am an average guy who likes to run and work out whenever I can. This is my first pair of Asics and came to me as a suggestion from a friend at the Vegas Half.

                I was running in a pair of Brooks Glycerine 10's, also a great shoe. To be honest, these smoke those in every way. They are lighter, breathe better and just feel faster. I have been a long time fan of the Mizuno wave creation, but these are right on par with those. If you are looking to try a new shoe, this one will not upset you in any way!

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

                Finally Worth The Money

                By John

                from Round Rock

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Pavement

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 4 Running Shoe:

                  The Gel Nimbus is my shoe, but occasionally I want to try something else out. Previous versions of the Kinsei and Kinetic showed promise particularly with wear, but still didn't deliver as plush a ride as the Nimbus. This shoe is lighter than the last versions, and provides a very comfortable, stable feel with a roomy toe box. I'm working it into the daily rotation and have run everything from tempo (sixes) to easy (eights) and looking forward to the next 600 miles or so.

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

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