Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 20 Running Shoe:
I wore these shoes right out of the box for a 12-mile run, and LOVE them. The cushioning is just right for running distances, and not too heavy to make the shoe impractical. I have small feet for my height and very high arches (one of my feet is also fused from past surgery, so I have chronic foot pain/issues) -- I wear a size 6.5 regular, sometimes wide, street shoe. I buy Asics a full size up (7.5), and in wide because I need the room for my toes, and they always fit perfectly. I replace the insoles that come with the shoes with orthotics that have extra arch support, and I also add gel heel seats, and everything fits great. I'm a distance runner, averaging 35 miles or more per week, and run marathons. I love Asics. I had always worn the GT-2000, but after reading reviews for the Kayano thought I'd try it because I was starting to experience more foot and knee pain than in the past, even with my GT-2000s. I am so glad I did. The extra cushioning is noticeable and, for me, makes the transition in my stride smoother and saves my feet. The cushioning in these shoes make them feel a bit heavier than the GT-2000s, but I don't mind because after mile 8+ my feet and legs still feel as good as they did at mile 1. That didn't happen even with my beloved GT-2000s. I still have GT-2000s as my back-up running shoe, but I love these Kayanos so much I think I'll be switching to them exclusively going forward.
Feels half size too small
Feels true to width
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend