Women's ASICS® GEL-KAYANO® 17 :: Slimmed down and toned up, the women's ASICS® GEL-Kayano® 17 has recently undergone a noticeable transformation. It may have lost some weight but your #1 favorite Stability shoe still offers all the cushioning and support you've relied on year after year. Save more energy and get more power out of each stride thanks to ASICS®'s unique Guidance Line technology extended through the length of the shoe. Loyal GEL-Kayano® fans will still enjoy the fabulous fit and famously smooth ride they've grown to love with the added bonus of a livelier and speedier run experience. Power, precision, perfection, the ASICS® GEL-Kayano® continues to deliver fun run after run! 10.4 ounces
Features & Benefits:
Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®) (RUNNING): ASICS® Design Philosophy. Employs linked componentry that enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
Guidance Line™: Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
Discrete Heel Unit: Takes the Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®) to a new level by creating our highest degree of shock attenuation and stability
Space Trusstic System®: This midfoot stabilizer creates a pocket between the Trusstic System® device and the midsole, allowing for controlled midsole deformation and more efficient foot function
ComforDry™ Sockliner: Provides cushioning performance and anti-microbial properties for a cooler, drier, healthier environment
Asymmetrical Lacing Design: An anatomically correct lacing environment that reduces potential for irritation and provides improved comfort and fit
DuoMax® Support System: A dual density midsole system positioned to enhance support and stability, positioned sport specifically
Dual Density Solyte® Lasting: Employs different densities of Solyte® lasting material in heel and forefoot for improved comfort
Asics Gel Kayano 17 are the best and i thought that Kayano 16 were fantastic but these i cant describe they are the best pair of running shoes i have ever owned!!!!!
I love them and im gonna by a new pair soon. Also they are cheaper in america than australia.
YOUY HAVE TO BUY A PAIR OF GEL KAYANO 17 THEY ARE THE BEST:)
Best shoe ever!
I have been running in the Asics Kayano for 3 yrs (typically run between 16-25 miles per week). I started out in the Kayano 14 & loved them. Was not a fan at all of the 15 or 16...sent both of them back & bought all the 14's I could find when they were endangered. I love the 17. Much lighter, no break in period, & truly the best shoe I've ever run in (I've tried all kinds). I have terrible feet w/ Morton's neuromas in both. had surgery this past June for the left foot. Thought I'd never find the right shoe again. Thanks to Asics for making the perfect Kayano ever. Absolutely love the black...please keep making this color:)
perfect shoe discovered!
Let me start by saying that I have been a loyal and satisfied Asics wearer for years. I've had my favorite models, but always found something I was happy to run in. However, the second I was done running, I couldn't wait to let my feet out of the shoes and relax. If I was going somewhere casual, sneakers were not my shoe of choice.
All that has changed with Kayano 17, they are so comfortable I look forward to putting them on and leaving them on.
Down to the nitty-gritty of this shoe; from right out of the box, they were dreamy. The upper is giving and breathable and the shoe itself provides coushion and support during a run without feeling "out of touch" with the pavement.I purchased them in black (also a first) to better combat grime during my snowy, slushy winter runs and added speed laces.In my humble opinion, they feel as close to a custom made shoe as I could hope for!
Now, for the added bonus, I ennjoy wearing them for casual use as well. Dress down Fridays has me anxious to be in these super comfortable shoes all day.
I will definitely be ordering extra pairs to stock up on!
Lighter and buffer
I'm trying to recover from plantar fasciitis and needed a good solid shoe with motion control and cushioning. This has been great. The shoes fit -- they don't slide haplessly around my feet as I travel. The cushioning is substantial even though these are lighter and sleeker looking than my Kayano 16s (which I also love). I have a relatively narrow heel and these snug up nicely. The toe box is good and roomy without overdoing it. A great shoe I'm enjoying wearing.
I hope ASICS will come up with a punchier colour scheme for these soon. The silver is nice and understated but sometimes I want shoes that do a bit more to liven up the bottom half of my wardrobe.
Not as good as previous versions
I have had many pairs of the Kayano shoe. The 17 is not my favorite. I really liked the 15/16 models a bit better. They still have cushioning but the toe box is definitely more narrow than the 15/16 models. They pinch a little at my toes and there is a little pain just standing in them. Ran a 10k in them and they were just ok. As far as stability, I think they are not a sturdy as the previous models- I am fairly inwardly pronated, 5'10" and 139# with moderate arches. I always use insoles from RRS and even so I can feel my outer calf muscle and knees straining. They dont adapt to terrain well. I would buy the Kayano 16 when it becomes endangered and save these for cardio classes at the gym.
Wesley Chapel, FL
Asics Gel Kayano17 Running Shoes
I wear my Aascis gel Kayano 17 at the local gym for active aerobic exercise. A lady -new to the gym- recommended these shoes, and when i looked around, i saw several pairs of similar Asics shoes. I decided that many people couldn't be wrong. And, they weren't. I did need to go up a half size from other brands, but that was easily done in a free return and an online reorder. I will definitely buy another pair later. These shoes hold my foot in place without letting my narrow foot slip around inside the shoe. This is the first pair of narrow athletic shoes I have ever purchased, but it won't be the last.
Stablized and Cushioned
I have purchased probably close to 20 ASICS Gel Kayanos as they have grown up (at 17 now!). These shoes are amazing. I wobble around when I run and these shoes stablize me and last during all my many long runs (10+ miles). I put serious milage on these shoes which survive to around 400 miles. Then they get a new life as my hospital shoes for standing for hours and hours. Super comfortable and I really cannot say enough positive things. I am also very thankful to ASICS for not changing what isn't broken. These shoes haves stayed true to their original purpose.
Lighter and loftier
I am a road runner and regular at the gym. I had the Kayano 16 and LOVED them, but unfortunately lost them. Read the reviews about the 17's and ordered them [...] They are definitely lighter, which I love. My only complaint, which is not huge, is that even after many street runs, and rubbing the soles against the concrete I still find the soles quite slippery when I exercise at the gym. It's getting better, but the first 2 weeks made it difficult to perform in some of my gym classes. Other than that, I like these shoes & will definitely order again.
great shoe, don't order size up
I started developing plantar fasciatis (very painful!!!) which was keeping me from the gym. These sneakers have definitely made a huge difference and I have been able to return to the gym and am very comfortable. My fasciatis is definitely improving. When I ordered the shoes the note said to order a 1/2 size larger, I would not do this: the shoe is true to size in my opinion. I loved this shoe so much I ordered a second pair for a casual sneaker.
After I purchased 1 pair of sneakers from Road Runner and I was very pleased, I had to get another pair , This pair is my 2nd pair, because I work out a lot I need comfort. This is the best shoe ever. When running on the treadmill I can go longer because my feet are not hurting due to discomfort of my sneakers that I am wearing, this was the perfect- comfortable sneaker. I love them all. I plan on buying more, I have to rotate my sneakers because of my workout plan.
Ra Ra the work out Queen
The Woodlands, TX
favorite sneaker ever
I have worn Asics for years and while they have been consistanly been great for running, I have always looked forward to taking them off when I was done. That is, until the 17's came about, They are great for running; providing ample support and cushioning for even long distance runs. But the added bonus is, they are so comfortable I wear them with jeans or sweats. I bought black so they wouldn't get so dirty during the tough winter months and I just love the way they look. I can't say enough about this shoe!
Long Island, NY
I am a recreational/fitness runner and was fitted for the last version of this shoe at a running store and they suited me well until I started experiencing horrible shin pain and although I didn't feel that I had run on the shoes that long, replacing them was a last resort. (turns out they were just worn out). I got these in the same size and they fit just like the last ones and my shin pain has completely disappeared! I guess I will keep track of my mileage this time around =) I got them in the black and they are very sleek-looking.
I've run off and on in the Kayanos over the years - when I've gravitated away from them it was in search of something lighter. I was running in the 16s and liked them well enough, but I find these to be a huge improvement. In fact these are the best shoes I've run in in years. They're lightweight, provide an excellent heel to toe transition and have just enough room in the toe box while the lacing allows for a snug fit where it counts. I plan to stock up.
The Go-To Shoe for You!!
I had about 50 pounds to loose after my third pregnancy. The shoe is awesome for stability, control, over-pronation and durability. It is NOT HEAVY. It handled my extra weight & maintained it's integrity. After loosing 30 pounds thus far it's still my go-to shoe. Excellent for endurance AND cross-training. I love it in black. I wear a size 8 Asics and it fits true-to-size. This shoe will take anything you throw at it!
El Paso, TX
Great running shoe
For me, it doesn't get any better than a pair of Asics Kayano running shoes. This is a high mileage shoe with plenty of arch and pronation support. Toe box is perfect- not too wide, not too narrow. I love the offset laces so the tongue stays in place. Comfortable cushioning around heel with no slipping. I have never had a blister or callous from these. I buy this shoe over and over again.
Finally! Asics put it all together! I've been running in the Gel Kayano for years, and have had many generations of the shoe. The 17 finally puts all of the thing I like in the different generations together! Deep heel for ankle support, strong posting for overpronation control, pillow-like comfort, just enough ground-feel, comfy toe-box. Perfection! I have to stock up!
their greatness is fleeting
I run road/asphalt 4-6 miles, 5 days per week. I choose to wear pillow insoles with these (actually with EVERY shoe since the Saucony Hurricane 7 because there will never be another like it), so the cushion could be a bit better for my taste. They felt really good for the first couple of months. One of my big toes hurt because of my bunion, so I bypassed that eyelet and was ok. A few weeks later,I started feeling sluggish - wasn't sure if it was me (I have periods of fatigue) or the shoe breaking down. Then I got a new pair of Nike Eschelons and it was CLEAR that the sluggishness was in the Asic. If you're younger (I'm 48) without a past that included overtraining (I'm wiser now too but still paying), they'll probably work for you.[...]
This shoe is great! I run 100+ miles a week on the road and they make my feet feel very supported and cushioned. Great response as well! I love the fact Asics made this shoe in black!! Also, I felt as though the shoe was snug in a good way with plenty of arch support. Excellent modification from the 16.
Running 365 Sloan
Kansas City, MO
GEL-Kayano 17 best yet
I am a runner and an OR nurse (on my feet all day), the GEL Kayano is only shoe that lives up to my needs. I've been wearing the 15 but the 17 fits so much better, lighter weight and more attractive. I usually wear either 7.5 or 8 but buy an 8.5 in this shoe. This shoe is definately worth the money.
Runner and OR Nurse
Pittsburgh, PA - Steelers country!
Better Fit, but a Stiff Ride!
I use these shoes for hour to hour and a half runs. I think that Asics makes a solid shoe with predictable sizing and fit. I do think that the Asics 13 - 15 Gel Kayanos were more comfortable and "glove-like" in their fits. This shoe feels "harder" when running on pavement and may take some breaking in, which has not been the case for the earlier Gel Kayanos.
Art and Running
Love it, Gotta have it!
I've been wearing the Kayanos for years and love em! I bought the 15's and was very disappointed, my feet felt heavy and when I ran I felt like I was just throwing my foot on the ground so I went back to the 11's...perfect! I was a little skeptical of the 17's but never know til you try, right? I love them. They're very comfortable, light and look great!
Just keep getting better!
This is my 3rd generation of this shoe, starting with the 15. Asics keeps refining this shoe and improving with each series! I've run all of my marathons in this shoe, but the 17 is the best cushioned, lightest and most comfortable yet, not to mention, love the colors of the two I'm rotating between now...raspberry and turquoise!
Marathoner @ 50
San Antonio, Tx
I love the ASICS Gel Kayano and have been wearing them for years. They feel great right out of the box - no breaking in. I use these shoes for fast walking/race-walking and they feel great. I also use the Sorbothane Graphite Arch Insole to help with plantar fasciitis. Order 1/2 size up for a more comfortable fit.
These shoes have been my go to shoes for long distance training and racing. I am a heavier runner and really appreciate the level of support they provide for my knees. I have tried other shoes with less support only to be sidelined with injuries. These are my marathon shoe of choice for my body type.
Now I know why this shoe has 5 stars!
I got these b/c they had so many great reviews, I just had to see what the hype was about. I love how I put them on and immediately they felt great, took them on a run and I never needed to break them in. No blisters, no sore feet, knees, or anything! I was unsure about Asics, but I am a believer now!
I have worn Asics Gel-Kayano shoes for several years now, and I keep coming back to try the lastest version of the shoe. I think they get better each time! I find the Gel-Kayanos to be very comfortable, supportive, and cushioning. I wear orthotics when I run, and they work fine in these shoes.
The Best Running Shoe Ever
This running shoe is so comfortable. No breaking in needed. Comfortable right out of the box. Already bought a second pair in a different color. I thought that the Kayano 16 was great, but the 17 is so much better. Training for a marathon in this shoe with no complaints so far.
Lake Oswego, OR
Love the black!
I have been wearing Gel-kayano running shoes for the past five years. For the past three years the fit has been similar. This year Asics came out with a black color I love. I was hesitant because I wear size 12 running shoes. They look great and do not show the dirt.
Love the Asics!
Asics are my most favorite running shoe. So comfy and really makes my feet feel good. Nice support and stability. This is my second pair, first ones lasted about a year. Tried a couple other name brands and Asics is just my all time favorite!
Best Kayano's Yet
I have ran in the Kayano's since #11 - most I've liked, one I didn't, but the #17's I LOVE! Super comfortable, great fit, plenty of room in the toe box and really good looking! I'll definitely stick with the #17's as long as I can keep getting them!
Karen Loving Life
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Womens ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe
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