Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Kayano 18

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Men's ASICS® GEL-KAYANO® 18 :: Take your running performance to a whole new level when you slip your feet into the men's ASICS® GEL-Kayano® 18. Feel great with a more stable ride and enjoy greater comfort in the 18th version of this stability running favorite. You'll love the light, flexible run you're gonna get with the Solyte® foam midsole cushioning. Keep it all in-place with the ASICS® Heel Clutching System™. You've grown to love the cushy comfort you get from ASICS® GEL pads, and the Kayano® 18 will keep the tradition of an incredibly cushioned run going strong through all your training sessions. Slip these new-and-improved babies on and your feet will practically float over the road! 11.5 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:

  • Enhance your natural gait with the ASICS® Impact Guidance System®, which links components from heel to toe
  • Increase your flex and gait efficiency through vertical grooves in the forefoot
  • You can reduce over-pronation with the DuoMax® Support System and enhanced midfoot support
  • You'll love the durable, lightweight and pillow-soft Solyte® midsole
  • You'll have a customized fit every time you slip these shoes on thanks to the ASICS® Personal Heel Fit® with two layers of memory foam in the heel collar
  • Your feet will be cradled by the unbelievably stretchy, breathable uppers
  • Expect to have your feet's natural curves and lines hugged with comfy asymmetrical lacing
  • Keep your heels stable and secure with Exoskeletal structures
  • Keep your feet fresh and dry with ComforDry™ sock liners
  • You'll spring through your run thanks to an additional layer of cushioning with DuraSponge outsoles
  • Expect increased traction and stability thanks to the unique ASICS® High Abrasion Rubber
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Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe
 
4.1

(based on 82 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (70)
  • Cushions impact (52)
  • Breathable (46)
  • Arch support (41)
  • Pronation control (37)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (10)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Poor cushioning (5)
  • Uncomfortable (5)
  • Poor support / stability (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (50)
  • Pavement (9)
  • Distance / endurance (8)
  • Walking (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      88% 

      (69 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      95% 

      (72 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (56), Low arch (11), High arch (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (40), Casual/ recreational (24), Gym rat (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (77)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Found my shoes

By Triathlon Dru

from Cookeville, TN

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Traction
  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

    Love these shoes. Seven months ago I started doing triathlons. As my mileage increased I started feeling the hip and knee joints ache. I thought I just needed conditioning but learned that the proper shoes would help solve my joint issues. I am 41 years old, 5' 10", weigh 180lbs, and have low arches with some over pronation when I run. These shoes relieved the pain that onset as I ran over 7 miles. They are comfortable, smooth, and seem to provide control for my pronation.

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

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Kayano Yet!

    By BearsfaninMD

    from Frederick, MD

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pavement

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

      Switched out from the Kayano a couple of years ago and went with the Brooks Adrenaline GTS and the Asics Gel Evolution as I was trying to cut down on cost. Have been training for a half marathon and was becoming discouraged with my ability to go for long training runs. Both other shoes were heavier shoes, which probably aided to the lack of extended endurance. Went back to the Kayano two weeks ago and am amazed at the change! These shoes are light, full of cushion in the heel, and extremely comfortable. I am easily running 6-10 mile runs now and am encouraged for the half! I literally cannot wait to put these shoes on every day and go for a great run. I am sold on the Kayano 18-great shoe!!

      • 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

      Kayano 18

      By Bobby V.

      from Latrobe PA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

        Have been using the Asics Kayano since the 10th edition....and currently have 2 pairs of the 17's...with the new 18's (White and blue color)...I did 8 miles right out of the box....no slippage or blisters....felt pretty good....nice stable stance with them....was noticeably lighter than last years model...they should feel even better as the miles break them in....will gave an update later.

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice upgrade

        By Old washed up former college runner

        from Plymouth, MN

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pavement

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

          Just got the Kayano 18 to replace my Kayano 16. So far I like the 18's. the best thing for me is Asics got rid of the asymmetrical lacing system, I like the straight system better. I find the 18's be very easy on the feet and joints. Nice "ride", very well cushioned. If you like the Kayano's, give these a try...but man, they're spendy. I don't know how much more people will pay for their running shoes. At [$] list, this has to be where it ends. If I ran more, I'd have to look for a cheaper option.

          • 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 Shoe!

          By sliknick1313

          from Gadsden Al

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Great with Jeans
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

          I love these shoes! I have been running in Kayanos since the 15th gen. These are the lightest and have a nice bounce to them.

          • 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 would buy this again

          By ACE

          from HOLLAND PA

          About Me Gym Rat

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • With Orthotics/Inserts

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

            I run about 17 miles a week and love Gel Kanyo shoes the 17,s and 18 are great i love the 18 being the same just lighter.keep up the good job do not change to much more this shoe is GREAT!

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

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Update But The Cosmetics Are Homely

            By Java Master

            from Miami FLA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lighter than older models

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

              Lighter than previous models, feels comfortable on the feet, good cush ( let's see how long this lasts!), but I am not crazy abouit the cosmetics of the upper--which are simplified from earlier models ( that's good!) but now seem a bit odd ( that's bad) Not crazy about the external heel cup--howe 80's!-- seems pointless, no one else does this, do they? Are we reaching a price point where shoes like this may be pricing themselves out of the market? Buy on sale or where discounts are available, such as VIP club.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Big Improvement!

              By Jeff The Klep

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                I run the roads and the trails and know from experience that this is the shoe for the roads. The Kayano 18 is cushy. My first run with them on the track felt amazing. They are lighter. No more clunky heaviness like the 17's had. These also have more cushion in the midsole that you will notice and appreciate right away. This is going to be a repeat buy for me when it comes time to buy a new pair. I could not be happier with these. If you are looking for an upgrade to your 17's you won't be sorry.

                • 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

                Its a nice upgrade

                By zoomdoc

                from Sylmar, CA

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                  This shoe just came out most vendors don't even have it in inventory yet. This shoe has to be compared to it's predecessor the Kayano 17. The 17 was my go to shoe and it stayed in good condition until the inner liner along the heel cup wore out and that started to irritate my heel. The liner in this shoe is similar but I bought this one in D instead of EE. That should limit any heel slip and put less wear on the liner. This incarnation (18) is much better and lighter. It has a lower profile and the heel has an external heel cup which I really like. The Duomax insole is more responsive and the whole shoe transitions nicely from heel to toe. Material on the outside are top notch as in the 17's. Cushioning is also a notch upwards. It now rivals my favorite cushioning shoe the Nike air max 2011. It a better looking shoe all around. In short this will be my go to shoe as long as 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

                  Love It!

                  By Running for life

                  from Jacksonville, FL

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                    I love the new 18's I have put roughly 65 miles on them so far and they feel more cushioned than the 17's. I am a heavy runner, 200lbs, so I need the support and love the cushion of the Kayaono's. I have been wearing the Kayano's since the 15's and these are my favorite by far. They feel great!

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

                    Poor Quality

                    By A26runner

                    from TN

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                    The Shoe Performance overall has been great...However the Quality of this Shoe is the Worst I Have ever Seen in 30+ Years of wearing ASICS Brand Shoes. The Padding in the Back Part of the Heel Wore Completely Down to the Plastic Part of the Shoe Causing A Sore to Develop on the Back of my Heel

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice Running Shoes for the Average Runne

                    By BBrunner

                    from Erie, PA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Traction
                    • Pronation Control

                    Cons

                    • Toe Box Seems To Be Wide

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                    I like Asics, haven't run in anything else in 30 years. This model seems to be wide in the toe box.

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

                    Great shoe for the price!

                    By Ken

                    from Birmingham, al

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                      I only run 6-9 miles per week, so the shoes last me a long time. Great shoe for the money.

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

                      gel kayano 18

                      By Sara

                      from bennington vermont

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Trail Running

                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                        extremely comfortable and light

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

                        Great shoe many years running

                        By Lance

                        from western Kansas

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Cushion
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Good Arch Support

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                          Have been running casually (3-5X per week) for 24 years, have been using this shoe the last 12. I don't get every year's new release, but this shoe consistently performs and is worth the money, especially if you get a good deal on prior year or two. Size up as they suggest.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels half size too small
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • High Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          2.0

                          Get the 19's instead

                          By Dan from Bagel Bunch

                          from Rochester, NY

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Small toe box

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                            I'm a 200 LB, 1000 mile per year male runner.. Been Using Kayanos for > 15 years with success. Last used model 19s they are GREAT! Bought 2 pairs of model 18s because of big discount. Model 18s have the offset lacing which seems to interfere with my toes. I think it will work out OK but I noticed the lacing and toe space immediately.

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

                            Great all around performance!

                            By Marathon 100

                            from Minneapolis, MN

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                              This is my 5th pair. They are great to train and race in at distances from 5k to marathon.

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

                              Good shoe

                              By tiger4u

                              from Austin

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                                Not a significant change from the earlier version

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

                                Comfortable Shoe

                                By ccso15

                                from ohio

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                                  I wasn't sure about this shoe after reading some of the other reviews but needed something new since Asics no longer makes the gel 3030 that that I have been wearing. Now I wish I had switched to these sooner. They are more comfortable and have excellent cushioning. Went on a 13 mile run right out of the box and had no problems at all.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels true to width
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Low Arch
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  3.0

                                  Biggest dissapointment

                                  By No Longer An Asics Addict

                                  from Iowa

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Good Arch Support

                                  Cons

                                  • Cheap Materials
                                  • Junk Materials
                                  • Wears Out Quickly

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                                  I wore Kayanos for 7 years and automatically buy 2 pair a year for training based on the superior design and product-(well my addiction to Kayanos is over)-I actually bough Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8 and was shocked how much Mizuno has out classed Asics for all around best product- Mizuno must be chasing Asics in sales and soon will be ahead. Poor color choices, materials and quality-Asics needs to step it up!

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

                                  Great Shoe

                                  By Roughrider

                                  from Bismarck ND

                                  About Me Gym Rat

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Good Arch Support
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Walking

                                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                                    Great service. Great price on the product. I have worn the Kayano since they first came out. Must be 18 years ago now. I still have a pair of the original Asics Tiger (white with red and blue stipe). I have worn Asics FOREVER. Great shoe

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

                                    great shoe great value

                                    By rick

                                    from phoenix az

                                    About Me Gym Rat

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Gym

                                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                                      these shoes only go to the gym

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

                                      Rock Solid

                                      By amigo

                                      from New York, NY

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Cushions Impact

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Pavement

                                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                                        na

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

                                        great shoes

                                        By heal stomper

                                        from Yuma, AZ

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Cushions Impact
                                        • Good Arch Support

                                        Cons

                                        • A little pricey
                                        • Wears Out Quickly

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                                        3rd pair I have owned. Love the comfort, especially in the heals. I like buying last year's model at a reduced cost since they do wear quicker than I would expect.

                                        • Sizing:
                                        • Feels true to size
                                        • Width:
                                        • Feels true to width
                                        • Arch Type:
                                        • Low Arch
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes
                                         
                                        4.0

                                        pretty good road show

                                        By richard

                                        from Florida

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                                            These shoes fit small. I take a 43 in Ecco, but I had to try three pairs (9.5, 10, 10.5) to get a fit in the Asics. Its deceptive because of the soft toe. Also, they might feel a bit tight walking inside (ie to test them), but as soon as you take about 10 steps outside that tightness goes away--my impressions anyway. All the same, after I got the size correct I was able to go out for a couple of miles, same day, no blisters.
                                            they are great on the road, and not bad on hard-pack (our beach at low tide), good shock absorption and make you want to run. Not so good on cross-country with irregular terrain/footing. Perhaps the shoe's features need a hard surface to be activated?

                                            • Sizing:
                                            • Feels half size too small
                                            • Width:
                                            • Feels true to width
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No
                                             
                                            3.0

                                            Had to replace after 3.5 months

                                            By Kelly

                                            from Orlando, FL

                                            About Me Avid Athlete

                                            Pros

                                            • Comfortable

                                            Cons

                                            • Poor Cushioning
                                            • Wears Out Quickly

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                                              I bought these Kayano 18s and a pair of Landreth 7s 3.5 mths ago for my 180-lb teenager. These Kayanos held up better than the Landreths, which shed parts of their soles after 2.5 mths, but their cushioning is entirely gone--the soles of my son's feet hurt after running a half-mile in them this morning. My son is very active but not beyond what's normal for a high schooler who participates in sports. I'm surprised that I have to replace them so soon, especially given that he was alternating between these and the Landreths.

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

                                              Poor durability

                                              By Mike on the coast

                                              from South Haven, MI

                                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Breathable
                                              • Good Arch Support
                                              • Good Traction

                                              Cons

                                              • Wears Out Quickly

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Road Running

                                              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                                              I made the switch to this shoe and it is the first Asic product I would say stay away from. The lining on the heel cup wore through after <100 miles. I may be reluctant to buy another pair of Asics as I suspect there was a material change to lower costs. Very disappointed.

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

                                              Best Shoe Ever

                                              By Vic the running fool.

                                              from Claremont NH

                                              About Me Avid Athlete

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Road Running

                                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                                                I run 5 miles 4 times a week on the roads. I am 67yrs old about 150lbs and these shoes have keep me going. I have some back issues and the shoes stability and cushioning are great. To bad they where replaced with another model. I have owned 4 pair of these Gel-Kayano-18. Best shoe ever!!!

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

                                                great shoe

                                                By pete r

                                                from Tucson,AZ

                                                About Me Gym Rat

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Comfortable
                                                • Good Arch Support
                                                • Pronation Control

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Pavement

                                                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                                                  I use this shoe for training. this shoe is very comfortable. process good support and pronation control. have nothing negative to say about this shoe.

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

                                                  Great shoe

                                                  By Teacher bob

                                                  from Hagerstown, md

                                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Breathable
                                                  • Comfortable
                                                  • Cushions Impact
                                                  • Pronation Control

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Road Running

                                                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe:

                                                    I started jogging at 410 pounds. Now at 250. Run about 25-30 miles a week and a couple halls. So far great shoes for the mileage and weight.

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

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