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Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 16 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Kayano 16

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Men's ASICS® GEL-KAYANO® 16 :: Honoring a heritage of perfect stability and exceptional comfort, this lighter update of the men's ASICS® GEL-Kayano® 16 flexes more naturally and ensures a more efficient gait cycle from mile 1 to 100. Updated asymmetrical lacing hugs your foot even better. 12.7 ounces

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  • Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®): Linked componentry that enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • Guidance Line™: Vertical flex grove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
  • Space Trusstic System®: An advanced system that creates a pocket between the Trusstic System® device and the midsole, allowing for greater midsole deformation and more efficient foot function
  • DuoMax® Support System: Helps ensure that the shoe maintains proper supports for the foot during the critical transition from heel strike to toe-off
  • Discrete heel unit: Highest degree of shock attenuation and stability
  • ComforDRY™ Sockliner: Provides optimal cushioning performance in a cooler, drier, healthier environment
  • Asymmetrical Lacing Design: Enhances upper fit and comfort while minimizing the potential for irritation
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1.    Peter rated this product 5 stars
Wed, January 27,2010:
I feel the complete oppsite as Bob T. I have been running in this shoe for 5+ years and I feel as though this is the best one YET!!! everything (not much) that was missing in the other versions is in this shoe!!! NIce soft ride yet the right amount of firmness to give me what I have been waiting for!
2.    Bob T. rated this product 2 stars
Thu, January 14,2010:
I've run in model after model of the Kayano without a hitch but this one disappoints. There are pressure points across the instep and bunion area that various lacing techniques couldn't eliminate. I switched to the Nike Volmero 4 and couldn't be happier. I'm 6'1", 185 lbs.
3.    Jim A. rated this product 5 stars
Mon, January 11,2010:
Best I've ever had! What sets the Kayanos apart from others is the forefoot cushioning -- there's a metatarsal cushion that spreads the toes and almost feels like an orthotic. These shoes solved a numbness problem I was having in one foot and saved my running life. I'd marry them if it was legal. I'm 5'8", 180, medium arch moderate overpronator. Thanks Asics!
4.    David rated this product 1 star
Sat, January 09,2010:
Bought them before I tried them on...big mistake! The toe box is so much wider than the 14's or 15's. I won't run in these ever! Should have returned them but will just wear them as kick arounds.
5.    KC Tom rated this product 5 stars
Fri, January 08,2010:
I have been running about three years. 35 miles a week, 6-1, on about 190 lbs. General comment, I think feet are like fingerprints, no two identical. I point that out, becuase reviews that dis a shoe because they don't work for them, may be missing the fact that the same shoe works well, or even grat, for others. That said, I have been running in the 14, 15, and 16's. For me, they have always been great. I am a heavy heal striker, so I appreciate the gel. For me, the slightly lower cut on the heal works. The increased box was not apparent, but noted. The lacing was more pronounced that the 15's, but again, worked for me. I did find that the ride of these shoes enduced a more natural gait. I think the best advice to all is, go to a professional for your appropriate shoe and once you find it, use Roadrunner for subsequent purchases. Just my 2 cents.
6.    stacey rated this product 1 star
Wed, January 06,2010:
I agree completly with Mitchells rating on Tuesday Jan 5, 2010. The forefoot cushion and the rearfoot cushion is less. I have used them for 10 years and I hate to leave them. I will be looking elsewhere. I am mad at the person who made them lighter and sacrificed cushion. The new laceup is unimportant. Why do you keep messing with good shoes?
7.    a1amap rated this product 5 stars
Tue, January 05,2010:
I purchased these shoes because Asics had a larger toe box compared to other redesigned shoes. I wear a 2w and found these shoes to be very roomy. The break in period was short as the sole is relatively soft. I like the room in the toe box since most shoes pinch my toes together. The heal gives plenty of support while the toe box is plenty roomy. I have used these shoes for 2 months and will be getting another
8.    mitchell rated this product 1 star
Tue, January 05,2010:
I am a longtime Kayano wearer and had significant struggles with these shoes. I mixed them into my short runs to break in(I avg about 40 miles per week), and the lack of cushioning led to PF. Big change from prior models so the shoes were sent back and my relationship with Kayano ends with 15.
9.    Douglas rated this product 2 stars
Fri, January 01,2010:
Disappointed in this shoe. I've run solely in Kayano for the last 12 years and have loved everyone.... except this one. The lacing are different and really hurt my left foot. Hurts over my left big toe and big toe tendon running down my foot. I'm now looking for a different shoe but at $130 that is not easy to do.
10.    GregF rated this product 2 stars
Thu, December 31,2009:
Pros: I've run in all of the previous versions of the Kayano and really liked the fit and feel. Cons: I wanted to like theses as well, but there are some real differences and quality shortcomings. The toe box is bigger, I'm a 10.5 with "normal" width feet, so be aware. The laces are waaay to long and it seems like you have to really cinch these shoes to get a decent fit. The new lacing hurt one of my feet, just didn't fit well. But the WORST part of these shoes: In only 100 miles a hole was worn through the heal fabric to the point of causing blisters! This same problem happened with my last Kayanos, but it took much longer. I took the shoes back and I'm trying Saucony Hurricanes. So far so good, with much better fit and much less slop all around. The 16's are not worth the money.
11.    Mambo rated this product 5 stars
Thu, December 31,2009:
Best So far! I returned my GK 15 and bit on this one. No regrets.
12.    Bad Year rated this product 1 star
Tue, December 29,2009:
After a great 2009, Asics seems to have taken a few steps backward with there updates. Bad 2150 and Bad Kayano 16. Beware Nimbus fans you're next!!!!
13.    Richard rated this product 2 stars
Tue, December 22,2009:
Roomier toe box than the 15 with a looser fit, but not too much and is comfortable. However, the asymetric lacing is more aggressive than the 15 and the inside lacing holes run right down the line of the big toe tendon and across it at the bottom. Caused enough pain that after three runs I had to send them back.
14.    Albert rated this product 2 stars
Tue, December 15,2009:
The GEL cushioning felt stiff in the heel and forefoot. Very little response and has a flat feel. Switched to the Equalon +4 and alot happier, it is everything that the Kayano isn't, plenty of cushioning and support!
15.    Anonymous rated this product 1 star
Fri, December 04,2009:
These shoes should be sold at walmart only.
16.    mike rated this product 5 stars
Wed, December 02,2009:
My shoes came in today. After a 3 miler, for me, the perfect blend of cushioning and support. The change in the upper overlay (toe area) and the lower heel are definite improvements. The heel does not come up as high on your ankle and the overlay change gives more comfortable feeling in the upper. The Kayano, like Microsoft and Walmart, are at the top and can expect critics.
17.    mike rated this product 5 stars
Wed, December 02,2009:
I ordered a pair. It would be nice if those with negative comments would clarify. Please show more respect to your fellow runners.
18.    no longer King Kayano rated this product 1 star
Tue, December 01,2009:
This line has seen better days. Time to revamp this series or put it to sleep. Good bye Kayano.
19.    warren rated this product 3 stars
Mon, November 30,2009:
Not the usual Kayano - sole seems really stiff. The '15' was a better shoe.
20.    mark rated this product 5 stars
Mon, November 30,2009:
incredible
21.    Troy rated this product 5 stars
Mon, November 30,2009:
Love these
22.    Mike rated this product 5 stars
Sun, November 29,2009:
Great Shoes smooth Ride and Ton s of cushioning. I don't know why all the bad reviews. Hands down best kayano in the series.
23.    torre rated this product 5 stars
Sat, November 28,2009:
Anonymous - Why RIP? Please explain. I am thinking of trying the K16.
24.    Anonymous rated this product 1 star
Thu, November 26,2009:
rip kayano
25.    mikebfrom nj rated this product 3 stars
Tue, November 17,2009:
I've only been a die-hard for 2.5 yrs now but have worn through the 14s, 15s and now have th 16s. Overall cushioning has been excellent maybe a little better in the 16s. I found the 16s to be a little less stable and more roomy though. Which is a negative for me. I adjusted to the lacing but feel perhaps its contributing to the loose feel. Overall like the shoe, could go back to former lacing, and understand my reference is limited outside of Asic.
26.    brent rated this product 4 stars
Mon, November 16,2009:
Feels like better cushion and support in the forefoot as well as better flex. The front is also a wee bit wider. A very plush ride.
27.    Bill rated this product 2 stars
Fri, November 13,2009:
Comfy and light, but the inner heel wore out amazingly fast (anyone else have this problem?). Why the flimsy fabric?
28.    Chase rated this product 5 stars
Fri, November 13,2009:
These shoes are great! The styling really goes along way and it greatly impacts the performance in a positive way. I would recommend these shoes to all who want comfortability as well as performance
29.    Steve rated this product 5 stars
Wed, November 11,2009:
Wow ! Have you ever actually run in the shoe? The lacing system looks a little different, thing is, it really works. Run in it, you'll love it.
30.    rudy rated this product 1 star
Wed, November 11,2009:
The Gel-Kayano 16 has a completely changed lace-up area that is installed on the diagonal vs straight up your foot. Very uncomfortable. You can't see this in the photo here and won't know it until they arrive at your home and you open the box.
31.    jeff rated this product 2 stars
Tue, November 10,2009:
11/10 09 Your feet will hurt with this lacing.The 15 was OK but the 16 lacing just does not work. The shoe is too loose on the top of the foot so do not try the wide unless your feet are like a duck. Sorry, they are just not worth the $$.
32.    Nate rated this product 1 star
Tue, November 10,2009:
keeps getting worse every year. Expensive junk.
33.    dan rated this product 1 star
Tue, November 10,2009:
very stiff feeling shoe. did not like at all
34.    Aaron rated this product 5 stars
Sat, November 07,2009:
I love these shoes, definitely one of my favorite Kayano models since the 11 - we'll see how long they last, but right now, the forefoot is impressive - I do not understand why the laces are so long - I replaced them with some shorter laces and I feel the fit is now better
35.    Derrick rated this product 5 stars
Thu, November 05,2009:
Great shoe. I will buy another pair. I have tried all the satability+ shoes and these are the best........
36.    Bob-Colo rated this product 5 stars
Wed, November 04,2009:
IN Colo. we have all kinds of weather. This time of year it can be wet and cold or sunny and mild. Needless to say, these shoes handle it all. I am impressed with the updates made in the shoe from the 15s. I think this shoe deserves a serious look if you are looking for a stability shoe.
37.    Ron rated this product 5 stars
Tue, November 03,2009:
I'm 6'1" 240lbs, 40yrs. I had some Nike + running shoes that I bought just to wear (not to run). Started the Couch to 5K program with the Nikes. I thought that I was just out of shape due to all the soreness throughout my body. Started with the shins then knees and finally my back. After 50+ miles, I looked up the issues and basically determined it was the shoes. I didn't care about the dollar amount as long as they are going to help me continue to run. Well I just finished 2.5 miles and the Kayano 16 is amazing! I didn't feel any pain anywhere. I also didn't run for 9 days due to shoe research. Great shoes!
38.    MBZ9442 rated this product 5 stars
Mon, November 02,2009:
Outstanding fit and shoe. The right amount of cushioning and stability. I've used Kayanos for years, in my opinion these are the finest.
39.    Carlos de Hoyos rated this product 5 stars
Mon, November 02,2009:
Very natural fit. Excellent cushion, great support. Ultra comfort. I Use them in long runs and are very good. The same in tempo runs.
40.    moov forward rated this product 3 stars
Sun, November 01,2009:
Nice cushion and ride esp in the forefoot but asics seems to fit bigger than other shoes as I had blisters on the inside edge of my heels in 3 miles. I've never had this in any shoes even if they were slightly roomy and this is with a double layer sock. The base of the laces pucker to snug up the shoe (too wide) and the 2150 is also wide in the forefoot too. Don't understand as I've worn almost every version of these two shoes since they came out. Asics please bring back the fit of the kayano 8 or 10 as they were perfect for18 miles out of the box and never had blisters on the inner edges of my heels.
41.    Dom rated this product 1 star
Thu, October 29,2009:
Terrible shoes i regret purchasing the kayano 16 laces are too long you need to buy half a size down as they are too long & they are not soft hey are like running on bricks im getting rid of them ASICS Get it right the 15 felt better but even those needed more cushioning The vest shoes i have ever had are the vomero 4 Love them heaps
42.    Steve rated this product 5 stars
Mon, October 19,2009:
I was lucky enough to get a pair of these early! So far I love them! It seems to have a little softer ride which I was told was from an upgraded midsole. They also feel a little lighter which is always a good thing! Still has the same great fit as the 15's. Can't wait to get some more miles in.
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