The ASICS Kayano has been protecting your run for more than a quarter century, and it's one of the most popular ASICS running shoes ever. Now, the GEL-Kayano 26 leads the next 25 years.
ASICS redesigned its popular GEL cushioning system for the 26th edition of the shoe. The new GEL extends closer to the midfoot and is visible on the lateral side of the shoe, but it still absorbs and disperses impact for a softer landing.
The Kayano has long been a great shoe for overpronators, and the GEL-Kayano 26 is no exception. ASICS used a firm foam compound on the inside of the shoe to help prevent excessive inward roll, and they added a stiff guidance system under the midfoot to give it better structure and support.
An external heel counter keeps your foot locked in, and a classic lacing system gives you the ability to fine tune your fit.
Fleet Feet runners tested and reviewed the ASICS GEL-Kayano 26, and they love it for its supportive feel and consistent ride.
Whether you’re an overpronator or not, the ASICS GEL-Kayano 26 provides a long-lasting, comfortable ride.
Drop: 10 mm
Use: Support shoe, everyday trainer
Surface: Road, track
4.9/5 on 33 total reviews
I placed an order online with Fleet Feet. Little did I know that the order would be sent to a Fleet Feet Store to be fulfilled. A store in Aptos, California received my order and filled it. They promptly shipped the order via FedEx and my new shoes arrived about 3 days after placing the order, much to my surprise. Inside the shipping box, with the box of shoes, was a personal note thanking me for the order! I called the store a couple of days later to thank the person who handled my order. Her name is Amber and she was very polite and thanked me for calling to thank “the person who filled my order.” We had a pleasant conversation which was very nice as the store had just opened and was already busy with Customers!!! No wonder, with someone like Amber there serving the Fleet Feet customers. She even went so far as to tell me that even though I live many miles from the store (I live in Phoenix, Arizona), they will be very happy to answer my questions and to assist me with my next order!!! The local Fleet Feet store in Scottsdale, Arizona has closed permanently so I would have to drive to Tucson, Arizona for the next closest store. So, for anyone reading this review, I recommend you do an Internet search and locate this store! You won’t be disappointed!!!
A quality shoe, but way to controlling for me. Even just walking, they were too restrictive. My feet just could not move naturally. Unfortunately, I had to return them.
Ordered my shoes and had them delivered quickly. They feel very nice and are really comfortable.
It’s my sixth or seventh pair of these from Fleet Feet and they work perfectly for my running. I was fit for these years ago and they are still excellent for me. And this time my local store did not have my size, I ordered them on line (I was already wearing the 26) and they were delivered to my house in just a couple of days. Great service no matter how you get them too!
Purchased two pairs of shoes and a running hydration vest. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The foot analyzer that helps you find the right type of running shoe is very impressive!