24 user reviews of Asics Gel Kayano 14 See all
Posted: 17/11/2007 at 21:07
I think sportingelite.com still do the 2100's.
Ive mainly been a brooks adrenaline runner, but i was tempted by kayano 13's
Posted: 17/11/2007 at 21:12
Posted: 17/11/2007 at 21:31
Main problem in the move from 2100 to Kayano (or even 2120 or 2130) is that there is a significant amount more support in the Kayano. This may be causing the problem you have been experiencing. Also, Asics have changed from SpEva (their EVA midsole) to SoLyte, which despite being approx 30% lighter, has offered some problems to some people, and has tended to compress a bit quicker, meaning a slightly firmer ride. Its unlikely that you'll find 2100s still available (eBay is a possibility), so I'd suggest the 2110 as an alternative.
Posted: 17/11/2007 at 21:44
Thanks all, I'm hoping that these are just minor niggles, I'll just have to put away the 2100's I think, although even now I can see my big toe through the top they are still incredibly supportive through the arch. I was swayed by the fact that the Kayanos were £65, and I thought they were a bargain, but they won't be much of a bargain if I have to replace them, Doh!
PS Running Bhoy are you Billy Bremner?
Posted: 18/11/2007 at 22:01
I ran in the Kayano 12's and found them great, then they introduced the 13's so I went and got a pair. I had big problems adjusting with anterior tibial pain etc. Although the 13's were the same size as the 12's (6 1/2) they seemed much bigger! I thought I'd have to try a different make so went to Sweatshop in Harrods (offer 2 pairs for the price of 1 any make shoe). I ended with kayano 13's but 1/2 size smaller. Because the shoe was bigger - the assistant agreed it wasn't just my imagination - my foot was moving around to much. the smaller size solved all my problems. What going to happen now they moving to 14's, at least I know to try them for size first before buying online.
Posted: 08/12/2007 at 16:35
Posted: 09/12/2007 at 09:51
Heather-Mrs Puffy forbids me walking in running shoes, she says they are not designed for it. Also, no driving, because it destroys the heel structure. In fact these are the first shoes that I have bought on my own so I am going to take her with me next time.
Yvonne, the right one seems to be bigger than the left, and slips off the heel. If I lace them up tightly I get pins and needles!
I will be trying them out on a slow ten miler on Sunday and will then make up my mind whether to persevere or cut my losses and buy a new pair. Whatever happens, next time I find a shoe that I love as much as those old 2100's I will get at least one extra pair.
Posted: 10/12/2007 at 20:08
Mr P - I used to have problems with them slipping (any running shoes really) and like you lacing them up tight to start gave me pins and needles too. And got pain in my shin. My solution was to try elastic lock laces and they work a treat. I not had any problems since I started using them (apart from the sizing issues I mentioned earlier. The laces give as your foot swells when running and once you get the tension comfortable you dont have to undo them. They're around £5 a pair so it might be worth trying a pair to see.
Posted: 10/12/2007 at 21:53
Posted: 10/12/2007 at 21:59
Posted: 11/12/2007 at 13:54
Hi Mr P - yes on the internet mostly. The last pairs I got from wiggle but I've also got some from running shops. Now I buy them whenever I buy new shoes
Posted: 11/12/2007 at 15:56
I have had lots of excellent Kayanos- briliant. But the 13s (I had 2 pairs) have given me bad foot pain. I know other people have had the same problem. I will give the 14's a go and if the same will abandon them.
Posted: 13/12/2007 at 08:54
Posted: 13/12/2007 at 12:12
Posted: 13/12/2007 at 13:07
Posted: 13/12/2007 at 16:08
What makes it worse is the fact that my old Asics 2100's were fantastic, but i didn't like the 2120's so much. Next time I will try a few other brands, not just Asics.
Posted: 13/12/2007 at 19:26
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