Asics Gel-Kayano 15

Summary | Full Review | Reader Reviews | Gallery | Specs | Discussion
Asics Gel-Kayano 15
An instantly comfortable, sound stability shoe.

Our Review

The Kayano now has asymmetrical lacing, though it's less dramatic than on the brand's flagship Kinsei. The Solyte foam in the forefoot is now injected rather than compression moulded to make it feel lighter and more consistent. Gel in the rearfoot has been expanded and the Space Trusstic in the ...  Continue reading

Reader Reviews

13 user reviews of Asics Gel-Kayano 15 See all

Overall reader score
Excellent running shoes for the moderate pronator. Have run 10ks and half marathons in them with no problems. Continue reading...
Quality at a price. You won't be sorry. Continue reading...
Definately worth investing in a pair. Continue reading...
A good shoe overall despite it having a slightly clumpy heel, my first pair of Asics previously only had Mizunos but generally happy with the switch Continue reading...



I need a new shoe to work in alongside my Kayano14s. 

Kayano 14 is my first support shoe (switched from nimbus 9, 10).  Got along fine with K14 for the last 300 miles.  As a matter of routine I was intending to buy K15.. but I've just read a few mixed reviews when compared to K14, even though RW editors choice.

Perhaps it is time for me to jump asics ship?    can anyone recommend a moderate support shoe that gets along like K14 ?


Posted: 19/03/2009 at 14:21

Soory, but I had the 14's and now the 15's and cant honestly say there is much difference.  I love em both.

Posted: 19/03/2009 at 15:10

If the 14's suit can't you get a pair from somewhere on the internet, presumably with 2 benefits:

 a) they'll be cheaper


b) they won't be that rather peculiar brown colour !

I've had 3 pairs of 14's and always found them good but i did tend to suffer as they got over the 350 - 400 mile mark and the cushioning started to wear out.


Posted: 19/03/2009 at 20:33

>> they won't be that rather peculiar brown colour !

They will be after the first few runs in the rain!

Posted: 19/03/2009 at 21:48

I've just picked up a pair of 14's loads of places offering them at knock down prices so get em while you can.

Always gone back to Kayano's tried many other shoes but never found anything as good and they suit me perfect, the Kayano's don't change that much usually just in colour scheme from 1 model to the next.

Posted: 10/04/2009 at 17:20

Hmmm!  Funny that!

Had a pair of Kayanos years back (white, blue, yellow, silver).  Prob Kayano 3 or 4!  Were the most wonderful running shoes I've ever had, without any shadow of doubt.  Owned some grey/red ones a couple years later, which were pretty good, but not quite the same.

Bought a pair of 14s and I don't really like them at all!!!  Find them quite hard and slappy and now they're giving me a bruised left foot!

Posted: 14/04/2009 at 10:39

Summary | Full Review | Reader Reviews | Gallery | Specs | Discussion

Our score:

Your score:

Need to know

Plush forefoot cushioning
New lacing system
  • Price: £115.00
  • Year: from 2009

RW competitions