The right shoe

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17/09/2002 at 13:13
I wanted some new running shoes and rushed into buying some mail order. They are due to arrive soon. Has anybody ever owned this shoe (ASICS KAYANO). What can I expect? Is it light/heavy? I have had osgood schlatters in the past and thought this cushioned shoe was a wise choice - plus the advert raved about it as the most advanced shoe asics make???
17/09/2002 at 13:24
They are great shoes if you require support and moderate cushioning. I'm onto my second pair now. They take a for the upper to soften up a bit, but after that I love em... The only thing is that not everyone likes the same pair of shoes!
17/09/2002 at 13:30
Cheers John. What does support actually mean in terms of a running shoe? I assume all footwear offers a degree of support. Do shoes that offer increased support restrict movement or flexibility?

I'm confused - hope the shoes are okay - I hate returning things via mail order!
17/09/2002 at 13:49
If your foot rolls inwards then you need support on the inside of the shoe to stop pains and niggles. It basically makes your foot land the way it should do!
There are different catagories of shoe:
motion control

There are certain hybrids available ie. Lightweights with a degree of support
17/09/2002 at 14:22
Hi Jon,

Just been having a discussion with Macca re these on another thread.
I bought a pair a couple of week ago and tried them out on Sunday for the first time. Nice to hear your positive comments, as my immediate thoughts/worry were how heavy they were. They weigh well inside a lb each and only about 50g heavier than my old shoes and so I quickly realised it was my legs which were heavy and that I should cop onto meself!

17/09/2002 at 14:28
We all feel heavy in the legs from time to time! I find the fit means that they feel lighter than they actually are!

Just recently I have got some DS trainers. These are great for faster sessions and races. Very impressed with them!
17/09/2002 at 14:29

Are you saying they are heavy then?
17/09/2002 at 14:32
Might wear them for the Nike 10K on sunday. I have been training in Adidas Estes for the last year. I think this is a trail shoe and I don't think it has been an ideal for road running
17/09/2002 at 14:44

It was my first run for over 2 years. They felt heavy at the beginning but not so much at the end. I think most shoe brands with these features would have felt heavy on me. Give it a month when I've worn them in a little and then....

Btw they weigh 383g it's not exactly heavy!!
On paper it may appear that way compared to some other brands /shoe types i.e. racing shoes at 150-200g

It depends on what you want out of the shoe. I now need a stability shoe, previously prone to injury I'm happy for the extra cushioning(gel in forefoot and heel) not forgetting the revolutionary SPeva???

These will get me started and I'll see what's out there when it comes to renewal time.

Get yourself assessed and base your purchase on your particular circumstances (i.e. gait, weight, road surface...)


17/09/2002 at 14:46
I wouldn't run in them untried. Break them in a little and if you can manage in your current trainers, stick with them.
17/09/2002 at 14:59
Yeah - thats a good idea 'ere for the beer - cheers. Are you doing the race?
No Way Out (M.)    pirate
17/09/2002 at 15:29
Hi i've got Asics Kayano V111 and they give me a really bad blister in the arches. I 've done enough miles to wear them in, but try anything over 5 miles in one go and they rub like crazy. I've always liked Asics and otherwise I love them but I think these are going to be consigned to trips to the pub!
17/09/2002 at 15:32
Do you have flat feet?
17/09/2002 at 15:33
Bandit - what is your Gait etc - Are they tight fitting or a little loose?
No Way Out (M.)    pirate
17/09/2002 at 15:51
when I do the wet foot test, I have normal feet. Not flat and not high arches. I believe I am a neutral runner. I have tried 1000 mile socks and different lace combinations..tighter..looser etc., I do have quite wide feet and I think the problem lies with the logo on the side where it meets the sole. The top now holds the lace and I think this is pulling into my foot at the bottom.
17/09/2002 at 16:01
I came into this forum to post a query about Kayano's when I saw this one. I've had four different versions of them now and have never had an injury and have found them perfect for me - except for the current version V111 that is. Everyone tells me the only difference from previous models is the colour way but for me they don't fit as well. They seem tighter in the forefoot even though they are the new wider fit and much tighter over the instep. I have to lace them differently and there is so much of the tongue poking through, they obviously aren't the right fit for me now.

I need a new pair but the next version isn't ready till December. I would love another pair of V11 but can't seem to get them anywhere now. As I've had injury free running with them do I risk changing to another shoe?
17/09/2002 at 16:10
There were some Kayano V1 advertised in RW last month at 50 quid and they were a nice orange colour too. When I phoned the chap said that there were none left in the country as asics had sold off all of there old stock on the cheap and were concentrating on new models only.
17/09/2002 at 16:14
After trying most of the ads. in RW I then called Asics who said the same. When a new version comes in they dump all previous versions on the retailers to sell at sale prices.
17/09/2002 at 22:16

If you mean the Kayano VII (2001 model) then on the run ( still have some. I have yet to try the new ones and found the VII's better then the previous years model.

17/09/2002 at 22:33
yes, that's the one - the best version so far for me. I'll try ontherun, thanks
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