Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe at Road Runner Sports
Men's & Women's Running, Walking & Jogging Shoes and Clothing at Road Runner Sports w/ Free Shipping!

 
 
Best Price Guarantee: Feel Great VIP! ALL Your VIP Benefits apply every day
Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Kayano 21

Item #ASC1724
MSRP:$159.95
Now:$119.95
VIP:$107.96
Get This Price
   Loading product details ...

Description
Reviews (21)
Video
Need Help?

Product Description:

Men's ASICS® GEL-KAYANO® 21 :: Get ready to be wowed by the latest upgrade of an already amazing shoe - the Men's ASICS® GEL-Kayano® 21. Just when you thought this legendary running shoe couldn't get any better, ASICS® has upped the ante with an improved FluidRide™ technology that reduces weight by 15% and enhances bounce back by 20%. You'll be cruisin' smooth and strong through every transition thanks to the new heel construction, and the new ComforDry™ Sockliner that will provide you with 40% more bounce back and 40% more durability than a standard Ortholite sockliner.

Learn EVERYTHING you need to know about the ASICS GEL-Kayano 21.

Features & Benefits:

  • Impact Guidance System: Enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • FluidRide: The next generation of FluidRide provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability
  • FluidFit: Upper technology combines multi-directional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapt to the athlete's foot, creatine a truly customized fit
  • Heel Clutching System: Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning System: Attentuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement on multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle
  • Dynamic DuoMax Support System: Enhances stability and support with reduced weight and increased platform comfort
  • Guidance Line: Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
  • Guidance Trusstic System: Integrates the Guidance Line construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity
  • Ortholite X-40 Sockliner
  • ASW4533
  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 10mm
  • WEIGHT: 10.9 ounces
Product ASC1724 Review

Specifications:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

Reviewed by 21 customers

Displaying reviews 1-21

Back to top

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Kayano is back!

By Letzrunn

from Fresno, CA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Roads
      • Sidewalks
      • Training

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

      Kayano is back! I'm talking pre-nineteen back. Back to what Kayano is known for: the best cushioning, the best stability, the best fit, the best ride, the best value. Picks up where 17 and 18 left off. So dialed in. Welcome back Kayano! Nice Asics, real nice.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Pricey, but a great shoe!

      By Wayne

      from Phoenix

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Cushioning

      Best Uses

      • Road Running
      • Walking

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

      A good shoe for running or power walking.

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

      Like the shoe, but....

      By Jeff

      from Los Angeles

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

      Sturdy, comfortable, no heel problems that others mentioned (has to do with how I lace the shoes).
      I am 5'9", 150, and wear prescription orthotics.
      Shoes have gotten lighter, and less stiff - ie., more gel and the like. I'm lucky to get 200 miles on a pair of shoes these days. Used to get 250 miles or more on a pair five years ago.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      first time kayano user - last time

      By Hanson method runner

      from Chicago

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

      Use to be a loyal Asics GT series runner, and always wanted to try the Kayano's. Finally did with the 21s and after 25 miles they have been returned. Felt plush and decent in the store but didn't turn out that way on the road, maybe I was on one of those cushioned mats. Hard feeling while running, with some forefoot cushioning. This shoe runs small, very cramped in the shoe I and Use very thin socks and have a normal foot. I changed the lacing to parallel laces to alleviate the pressure and provide more room, and it worked. Running in them felt bad, felt hard, brick-like and didn't offer any positive qualities in my opinion, the Kayano's just didn't do any one thing well, and didn't stand out. There are too many new shoes with new technology on the horizon, HOKA, adidas boost, Saucony Everun to use these old timers.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Very comfortable shoe

      By The running man

      from Walnut Creek, CA

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

      Excellent shoe. Very comfortable. I like the shoe cushioning. Not quite as good as the Kayano 17, but still excellent.
      Myself: Runner for over 50 years, no missed running days for over 9,400 consecutive days. Six foot, 150#'s.

       
      4.0

      color bleeds

      By grand forks runner

      from Grand Forks ND

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Padded Heal Color Bleeds

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

        shoes look good and feel good I like the lime and blue color. What I don't like is that the padded color around the heel bleeds the lime color on my socks. Washing does not take the lime color out the socks. Maybe wear black socks so it doesn't show

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        All good but work remains in the heel

        By Keith

        from Oakland, CA

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

        Probably the most cushioned as if there was a spring yet supportive running shoe I've ever worn. But like every ASICS shoe I've ever worn, after about 100 miles on them, a hole starts to develop inside the cushion in the heel of the shoe.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great shoe!!

        By Ocelot

        from Tampa, Fl

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

        Asics does it again!! This is my second pair and I really like it. The shoe really hugs your feet and supports your run each step. I used to wear under armor shoes and after running in them, I would get knee pains. My fiancé recommended these shoes and it really fixed that problem. I would continue to get these as my go to running shoe.

         
        4.0

        I have bought asics kayano's for many years .

        By Stan the ex-runner but now a walker.

        from San Diego, CA

        Pros

          Cons

          • With

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

            I wear a 4E with and the kayano 21 is tight even I have it stretched. I had the same problem with the kayano 20 but it was ok after I had it stretched. Perhaps the 21 was no able to be stretched. The best solution would be asics to increase the with on their 4E. I don't know if there also problems with the other E widths.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Cushioning shoe

            By Leonidas

            from corona ca

            Pros

            • Cushion

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Jogging
            • Running
            • Sneaker
            • Trail
            • Walking

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

            Asics keeps getting better and better with the new Asics gel- kayano 21. Its excellent for running with amazing cushioning and support to energize my hard workouts and long runs. Although i would like to see a weight change since the shoe is kinda heavy but overall i am very pleased!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Better fit than the K-20

            By 1SGPix

            from San Diego

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Better Fit In The Heel

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

                I've put about 300 miles each on two pairs of Kayano 20s, and loved them. I like the 21s even better. I have about 30 miles on the 21s now. So far, so good!They fit me better, especially in the heel, and seem to have better cushioning in the mid and forefoot. Overall, a more comfortable ride than the 20s.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Not lighter than K-20's

                By willgolf

                from Chaska, MN

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

                I have run the K series going back to the 17's. People complained about the 19's but for me as a lighter runner I thought they were OK. I was glad they put more cushion back in the K20's. However, when comparing weights on my mail scale the K21's are 4 ounces heavier than the K20's & 6 ounces heavier than the K19's. Even if my scale isn't calibrated perfectly it clearly shows that the K21's are heavier. I like the way they feel but not the added weight. I am not sure how they can claim they are lighter. I might buy more K20's based on cost. I have run 12 miles in them with no problems so still a great shoe.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Wow!

                By dpk1976

                from Minneapolis, Mn

                Pros

                • Good Fit
                • Light
                • Lots of cushioning

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • High Mileage Training

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

                  I have moved away from Asics because they were not as durable. I have been using Brooks Trance and NB 1260 v2, but found both started to lose their support after 6 -7 miles. I did an 8 mile tempo run right out of the box and they were the true battle axe of a shoe I was hoping for. I had previously tried the Kawano 19 and was disappointed, but this has been a great shoe.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  I will be buying a second pair!

                  By Andrew

                  from Portland, Oregon

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Extremely comfortable
                  • Light Weight
                  • resposive
                  • Supportive

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Every day running

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

                  These shoes have more support in the heel area and definitely a lighter, more responsive shoe that is a pleasure to run in.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing shoes!

                  By Andrew

                  from Portland, Oregon

                  Pros

                  • Extremely comfortable
                  • Light Weight
                  • Supportive

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Runner A Must

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

                  These shoes make the last model feel tired. More support in the heel area and definitely a lighter more responsive shoe that is a pleasure to run in. Worth every cent of the investment!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  5 mile run on the 21's

                  By Ed

                  from Texas

                  Pros

                  • Forefoot cushioning

                  Cons

                  • Small Wiggle In Heel

                  Best Uses

                  • Road

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

                  I love these shoes! I ran on the GT-200 V2 and I decided to upgrade for more cushioning and the 21's deliver! The only thing I have to report is the some small wiggle room in the heel, but I'm guessing I need more miles in them to break them in!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Nice upgrade from GT series{

                  By Fred

                  from Indy

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfort
                  • Comfort Support Padding
                  • Padding
                  • Support

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Heavier Runners
                    • Longer runs

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

                    I have had many Gt series shoes. Lately I have found myself adding various insoles or pads to lessen metatarsalgia. Just finished first 5 mile run in Kayano 21 and felt effortless by comparison. The insole is nearly identical in shape and thickness to gt 2000-2, has same Asics part number, but the Kayano insole is easier to compress and weighs a few grams more.
                    I have been stuck just over 185 pounds for a bit and finally got a big boy shoe. So far it seems like a better choice.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Nice Update!

                    By Bobby V

                    from Latrobe PA

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Great Fit and Feel
                    • Lighter Than The 20's
                    • More Cushion Than 19's

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • 5k Up To A Marathon
                      • Crushed Stone Trail
                      • Road

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

                      Did 5 miles right outta the box. No brake in period needed. Had a great fit and feel to them. Was lighter than the Kayano 20's but more cushionee than the 19's. Almost felt like I was wearing the Nimbus. Hopefully they feel this good after i start putting the miles on them. Nice update Asics 10/10

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      best yet

                      By Wl*Mt Wrkr

                      from Blairsville, GA

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Ltd Color In Larger Szs

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

                          first day wearing them on a long day walking on cement floors, feet don't hurt...ordered 3 more (while still available in my size) Highly recommend using the foot chart provided by Road-Runner for size -- found out I needed 1/2 size wider & longer -- big difference, along with the extra cushioning. I'd give it 5 stars but haven't worn them long enough to say for sure, and don't know what "perfect" is, but so far so good -- as said, the best yet.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Great update

                          By Fremont

                          from Flint MI

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

                          first run today in my 21s. Great update; good fit and cushioning. Seems to have just a little more room in the toebox than the 20s and got rid of the pinching that I was having. Overall very pleased

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Asics Kayano 21

                          By mlakern07

                          from Columbus, OH

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe:

                          Just got them today and I am really impressed. Vast difference from 20 to 21. Although I only ran 1/2 miles in them after taking out of box, I like the bounce they give as it stated. Lets hope they hold up to the miles I will be running in the coming months. I may even purchase another pair for my work.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Displaying reviews 1-21

                          Back to top


                          5 Reasons You'll Love the Men's ASICS GEL-Kayano 21!



                          Men's ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Video Description:

                          You have to see the Men's Asics GEL Kayano 21 in action! Watch the video, and take advantage of Jared's expert knowledge as he shows you everything you need to know about the Men's Asics GEL Kayano 21, including how you'll love the FluidFit upper, Heel Clutching System, rearfoot and forefoot GEL, ComforDry X-40 Sockliner and the FluidRide midsole.

                          Your Help Is Here

                          Shop with confidence knowing your team of Fit Experts is waiting to answer all your questions. You can always find your perfect product and your perfect fit. Your Road Runner Sports Fit Experts will make sure you get exactly what you want and have tons of fun in the process! Give us a call, chat, or email!

                          Call 800-743-3206 to

                          • Get help with your order or finding a product
                          • Learn how to find your perfect fit for shoes, apparel and gear based on your feet, body, and training goals
                          • Or just to have a great time talking about life, liberty and the pursuit of running!!!
                          You May Also Like

                          ENJOY YOUR BIGGEST BENEFITS EVERY DAY
                            Get FREE Shipping every day • Your WARP SPEED PROMISE
                          • 90-Day Ultimate Test Run On Shoes • Tons More Perks!
                              JOIN NOW!!