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Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5

Item #ASC1627
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Women's ASICS® GEL-KINSEI® 5 :: Be amazed by the enhanced comfort and improved performance you'll enjoy when you run in the newest upgrade of an already awesome running shoe, the Women's ASICS® GEL-Kinsei® 5. Stride light on your feet, with an added spring in your step, thanks to the bouncy cushioning delivered by the new FluidRide™ technology, ASICS®' latest innovation in midsole design. Your feet will feel pampered in the improved comfort and personalized fit of the new nearly-seamless construction of the upper, while you'll be running steady and strong mile after mile thanks to the higher degree of shock attenuation and stability featured on this fabulous running shoe. 9.4 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.

Features & Benefits:

  • Seamless upper construction: Improved comfort and fit
  • Discrete Heel Unit: Creates the highest degree of shock attenuation and stability
  • Heel clutching system: Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment
  • Propulsion Trusstic: Mimics connective tissue in the foot by creating tension as foot enters propulsion stage
  • FluidRide construction: Advanced platform that moves and bends with the foot through every mile
  • ASW3743
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Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe
 
3.8

(based on 20 reviews)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (15)
  • Cushions impact (14)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Breathable (9)
  • Arch support (6)

Cons

  • Poor cushioning (4)
  • Wears out quickly (4)

Best Uses

  • Road running (6)
  • Walking (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      95% 

      (18 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (17 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (11), High arch (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (10), Casual/ recreational (5), Gym rat (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Didn't last as long as expected

By Bridget

from Las Vegas, NV

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

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

Cons

  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

I love love love Asicis. I use to buy the Nimbus but around 14 or so, they just weren't as cushioned so I switched to Kinsei. My first two pairs were great and truly lasted close to 600 miles. My last pair isn't even at 300 miles and they are already wore out. The toe area is stretched snd falling apart and I am getting lots of aches and pains like I get when it is time for new shoes. If shoes weren't $200ish then that would be different but for the price I expected to get at least 500 miles!

  • 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

Love my new shoes

By Sue the class gal

from Canton, GA

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support
  • Great with Jeans
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Pricy

Best Uses

  • Gym

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

Love the shoes

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Cushioning

By Crystal55

from Houston, TX

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

    Really like these shoes. Comfortable, well cushioned and flexible. Good arch support for my high arches

    • 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

    Very happy with product and service.

    By j

    from mn

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Walking

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

    bartending

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

    Wonderful cushioning, just wish they lasted longer!

    By AU tygra

    from MD

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Fabric Not Durable
    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Walking

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

    I wore the Gel-Nimbus 15 before purchasing the Kinsei. They were so comfortable right out of the box! I have extreme degenerative joint disease so I am always looking for shoes with a high level of cushioning. These shoes have that in spades! They are breathable and my feet are never hot or sweaty. Unfortunately, the mesh started ripping over the toe box after about 3 weeks. From the reviews, it looks like I'm not the only person to have this issue. For the money, these shoes need to last longer than 3 weeks. Thank goodness for the VIP club! They are going back.

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

    Really like them

    By Zumba Kelli

    from Arkansas

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

      I use these for everyday workouts. Weight class, a little running, and a variety of other things. Really like them.

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

      Great narrow sized running shoe

      By tbird

      from san jose,ca

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Supportive Shoe
      • Great Snug Fit
      • Narrow width

      Cons

      • Not Comfortable Runninhg
      • Not enough cushion

      Best Uses

      • Walking

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

      Great fit for narrow width running shoe. I didn't feel comfortable running with these shoes. It like there wasn't enough cushion on the palmer surface . Great for work though due to good foot support.

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

      Favorite show

      By Julia

      from Kalamazoo Mi

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Price

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

      I love the Kinsei running shoe!!! Price often holds me back and I get the nimbus shoe instead. Couldn't resist when the Kinsei went on sale. I have had my fastest 4 mile runs since getting them. The colors just scream let's go run!!!

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

      Feels Great until Mile 3

      By DecoratingDiva

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Cushioning

      Best Uses

      • Walking

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

      These shoes felt great until mile 3 each time. The cushioning on these shoes is just not enough to be labeled a "neutral PLUS" shoe. I am disappointed as they feel great until about 30 minutes into running. Then your feet just feel the "lack of cushioning" on the asphalt especially.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      $200 shoes that fall apart?!

      By Avid runner

      from Concord, Ca

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact

      Cons

      • Mesh Rips

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

      I'm very upset that I've only worn these shoes about five times and the upper near the toe box is already ripped! For a $200 pair of shoes, that should NOT happen. Besides that though, the shoe is extremely comfortable and the cushion is great. It's not as heavy as it looks and I'm very happy with the shoes, besides the ripping issue. Looks like I'm not the only one with this issue either, which is unfortunate!

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

      there is no reinforced toe....

      By Annie

      from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

        Cons

        • Reinforced Toe

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

        The toe on the Kinsei is not reinforced so after just 2 months my big toe has pushed through the top of the shoe and it is now ripped! :( I do love the feel of the shoe and have been wearing them for a long time....I wish they would fix this....it use to be reinforced!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        uh-mazing!!!

        By Barbie Koko

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

          Not a huge runner but I am on my feet for 13 hours shifts, These were the most comfortable, lightweight, & cushioned shoes. Wore these several days in a row and not once did they rub my feet wrong nor were my feet sore at the end of the day. Definitely my favorite pair of shoes & love the color!!

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

          Long run disaster!

          By AlexJouJou

          from Washington, D.C.

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Traction
          • Great with Jeans

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Walking

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

          I loved the look and feel of these when I tried them on. Oh how I wanted to love running in them. And I did - when my distance was 3-4 miles only on my short weekday runs. However once I put them on and ran an 8 mile longer run on the weekend the pain was overwhelming. My entire leg from knee down was throbbing and I thought I'd ended up with achilles tendonitis. As it turns out it wasn't that serious but I believe the problem comes from the weight and the inflexibility of this shoe. I'm a neutral runner and this shoe feels more like a stability shoe on - and it doesn't seem to flex enough or give enough support. I can't say it is the cushioning but somehow it just feels like you have so much weight on your feet, particular in the heel area, that it makes it hard to run long distances. They are super comfortable and would be a great walking shoe or short distance shoe perhaps but I'm training for a half marathon and a tri so these won't work.

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

          Very Disappointed!

          By RunnerGirlFL

          from Florida

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Cushioning

            Best Uses

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

              I had come to love the Kinsei line for the comfort & CUSHIONING. I purchased multiple pairs of the Kinsei 4's and we're all I used for Marathon training. My feet are sensitive and NEVER hurt.. they were perfect. Whatever changes they have made to the new 5's in the sole & cushion was a mistake. Just used them to run a Half and my feet hurt. They changes to the upper we're very nice. But I pay high dollar for these shoes for the extra CUSHIONING!! The new ones are not worth the money.

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

              great shoe

              By JC

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact

              Cons

              • Wears Out Quickly

              Best Uses

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

                I've always been a Mizuno fan, but lately have had a bad "run" of Mizunos so I decided to try asics. These felt amazing my first few runs. I ran 5 miles right out of the box and have been wearing them for several weeks running 4-9miles at a time. The initial "amazing" cushioning already feels to be decreasing which is a let down. I've started to get more knee pain and I hope its not because of this. I wish they didn't change my old mizunos! Overall, these shoes are great initially, but I'm concerned with their durability. I guess time will tell soon!

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                1.0

                Wanted to like these shoes

                By Linda H.

                from Renfrew, PA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Cushioning

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

                  I ran in the previous version of this shoe for some time without any issues. A couple days ago I put this newer version on and went out for a 3 mile run. Starting out I felt that the shoe had a firmer feel than it's predecessor, but I wanted to give this shoe a chance, so I went the 3 miles. Big mistake...my knees have been killing me since I finished that run. Not a good shoe for me. Going back to my Kinsei 4's

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

                  GREAT SHOE! Light and very comfortable

                  By Gym Rat

                  from Old Town, VA

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • More color options

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

                    I use the show about 3 time a week for cardio workouts primarily but not for my weightlifting. It is very light and allows me to do various workouts at a faster pace (treadmill or elliptical) The cost is worth the overall benefits of fit and comfort. I would buy this show again and would recommend it to friends.

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

                    Love This Shoe

                    By Brandie

                    from Bakersfield, CA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Good Arch Support

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

                      I've always loved Asics running shoes, but I've found the last few pairs I purchased didn't seem to be of the usual Asics quality. I've been running in the Kayano lately, but felt they lacked the cushioning previous pairs had. I was really disappointed so I switched to Sauconys for a while, but I wasn't sold on those either. I decided to try these and fell in love with them the first time I ran in them. I'm 48 and run between 3 & 5 miles about 5 days per week. If my shoes aren't good, my knees start to hurt. I feel like I've found my favorite shoe again!!

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

                      What a shoe!

                      By Courtney

                      from Denver, CO

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Durable
                      • Fast

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Pavement

                        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

                        This shoe is very comfortable, roomy without being too big, structured and cushioned, but not noticeably so.
                        I feel like this shoe will be durable, and last me at least 400 miles, which I couldn't say about my last 2 pairs of asics, the gel-lyte, and the fuji something-or-other which both lasted only 300 and 250 respectively.
                        You won't be disappointed.

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

                        The best shoe ever!!!

                        By Lilibeth

                        from Long Beach

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Pavement

                          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

                          I was apprehensive at first about buying such expensive shoes but was curious as to what they could offer. I went out on my first run and was blown away. I tend to suffer from chronic pain on the ball of my foot which is particularly exacerbated during running. However during the run and even after the run the pain was not there. The shoe seems to diffuse the impact so that no one part of the foot bears the brunt of the impact. My sister suffers from the same problem on the ball of her foot so I will have to get her a pair. I can't wait until she gives me her feedback. I'm sure she will be just as amazed as I was.

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

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