This is one of the most stable running shoes.
The ASICS GEL-Kayano 27 – You can’t do better if you need a stability shoe that will go the distance and feel incredibly good while doing it.
In 1993, ASICS unveiled what would become their premier stability shoe, the Kayano. It has undergone some small but effective changes both to the construction and design. There must be reasons why it is still a favourite among stability runners.
The mesh upper is redesigned to keep feet cooler, while the sole is more flexible to help promote a more natural roll through the gait cycle. This process starts in the heel with added flex grooves that isolate the initial impact to force a softer and smoother feeling at footstrike.
This shoe also incorporates DYNAMIC DUOMAX Support System to help support the foot and increase stability for runners whose feet roll inward too much. A large section of reflective materials in the rear foot helps keep runners visible when running in low-light conditions. ASICS High Abrasion Rubber placed in the outsole delivers exceptional durability.
The Flytefoam Propel midsole provides exceptional bounce back and responsiveness no matter the distance, utilising organic super fibres to help reduce packing out that traditionally happens with softer and low density foams.
The midsole integrates SPACE TRUSSTIC technology, which provides stability and recedes the overall weight to help promote a smoother transition from foot strike to toe-off. This added stability is complemented by deeper forefoot flex grooves that create a smoother roll through toe-off, allowing the shoe to move more naturally with the foot.
One of the major changes in the GEL-Kayano 27 is that it is updated with the Gender Specific Trusstic which caters to the differences in male and female biomechanics. For women, the Space Trusstic System features added support for forward motion, whereas men have more arch support toward the inside of the arch. For instance, the FLYTEFOAM cushioning is softer in the women’s model and there’s an added 3mm of foam to cater to the biomechanics needs of women’s feet/.
This shoe is an ideal choice for both competitive and non-competitive runners looking for an everyday running shoe that combines comfort with support.