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
4.8/5 on 13 total reviews
I have suffered from plantar fasciitis. I have always loved Asics, so Madeline fixed me up with a Gel Kayano my feet love, fabulous inserts which feel like a dream, and a Straussberg Sock to wear at night. My feet are feeling so much better and my mileage has increased. I am 52, and didn't know if I'd ever run like this again. Thank you Fleetfeet!♡
Awesome shoes! I have a severe pronation due to tendon tear in my hip. Shoes have been great as I go through physical therapy to hold foot/leg in position. They were really pricey though.
I’ve always been an ASICS fan, and decided to upgrade and spend the extra money on these. They’re worth it. Provide great cushion and stability.
I've had plantar fasciitis and this shoe works well for me. I usually walk about 5x per week 2-5 miles each day. Best shoes ever for me!
These are comfortable and supportive. They feel great!