Triathlon Magazine Canada
Asics Gel Kayano 28
$220 For those who are looking for a shoe with lots of support to alleviate the issues that come from overpronation, the Gel Kayano 28 is a great option. It’s also an outstanding shoe for those looking for a supportive shoe with lots of cushioning to get them through longer runs. What’s nice about the Kayano 28s is that the shoes achieve all that while feeling much lighter than its 308 g – the 10-mm heel drop makes it really easy to roll onto your toes to keep things moving on even your easy runs.
The low-profile external heel counter cradles your foot and provides lots of support, while the FF Blast cushioning in the midsole provides lots of cushioning. There’s both rear- and forefoot gel to provide even more shock absorption. The engineered mesh upper is both comfortable and breathable, while the X-55 sockliner adds to the comfort, too.
There’s a reason Asics is at iteration number 28 for the Gel Kayano – this is a shoe that has become a mainstay for athletes who want a lot of support and cushioning, but also want a shoe that doesn’t feel clunky. The Gel Kayano 28 takes a shoe that was already excellent and makes it better.—KM