Asics GEL-KAYANO 17

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David Storer
Reviewed: 22 November 2011

Amazing shoe for overpronators and bigger runners

Super stable - Cushioned - Look great in Black
Price (but i got mine from sportsdirect for £79.99 sssh)
Great running shoe and it my full time shoe - ran a marathon and 10 miles every weekend in them still like new
Score breakdown



Fit:
5.0
Responsiveness:
4.0
Cushioning:
4.0
Comfort:
4.0
Breathability:
5.0
Durability:
5.0
Value:
3.0

David Storer would recommend this product
pandemonium
Reviewed: 19 October 2011

i love asics shoes, and i have tried nearly all brands over the last few years.

i'm an over pronator and asics kayano are perfect for my feet. started with kayano 15, and moved up with each new series...16, now 17. they are without doubt the best shoes for my feet. i have low arches and a 'wide' spread toes, so i like room at the front of the shoe.
my second toe is longer than my big toe so I buy a larger size...if not i suffer from black toe nails!
i tend to have probs with achille tendonitis or heel spurs. the extra cushioning has really helped avoid injury.
i would not consider buying another shoe, they're not cheap but it means i can run without injury!
none!! (well, except the price, but other shoes cost about the same)
Excellent for my feet! i don't look at other brands, only how to buy these cheaper on-line. as i have been using them for a couple of years i know my size etc and surf the net to find the cheapest options for kayano 17, woman.
but what is right for me may not be right for you. everyone has different feet and different needs, you have to find what is right for you!!
Score breakdown



Fit:
4.0
Responsiveness:
4.0
Cushioning:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Breathability:
4.0
Durability:
4.0
Value:
4.0

pandemonium would recommend this product
Jonathan Storey
Reviewed: 10 October 2011

I loved the 16s but the 17s are too narrow.

I love the asymetric lacing which was introduced on the Gel Kayano 16.
I think the heel of the shoe fits well and as a heavier runner circa 14 stone I love the cushioning of the Kayanos.
Why have they changed the fit of the shoes? The Kayano 16s were perfect for me. These are just too narrow in the forefoot.
Why did they mess around with the fit of the shoe? I've had to switch to the GT-2160 and they are just not as well cushioned and they don't have assymetric lacing.
Score breakdown



Fit:
1.0
Responsiveness:
3.0
Cushioning:
5.0
Comfort:
2.0
Breathability:
4.0
Durability:
4.0
Value:
2.0

Jonathan Storey would not recommend this product
B66
Reviewed: 15 July 2011

awful...these felt mushy underfoot

looks ok
Worst cushioning I have come across in a running shoe & I have tried most makes....feels mushy/squidgy underfoot & unresponsive. Far prefer 2150s. Throwing tons of cushioning in a running shoe does not make it better!
avoid like the plague
Score breakdown



Fit:
4.0
Responsiveness:
2.0
Cushioning:
1.0
Comfort:
4.0
Breathability:
4.0
Durability:
3.0
Value:
1.0

B66 would not recommend this product
Kazz
Reviewed: 08 July 2011

Love them !

I have extremely narrow feet so the narrower forefoot is spot on for me. I also really like the enhanced cushioning and overall snug fit. They just feel so much better on that my Kayano 16s and, in turn, I feel like I'm lighter on my feet when I run in them. Fab shoes !
Is the Kayano 17 slightly wider at the heel ? For the first time ever I've had to thread my laces through the very last hole. If I don't, they are a little loose at the heel. But, given the vast improvement elsewhere, this is a minor niggle which I can definitely live with.
I've always liked Asics shoes and, in fact, since I started running 7 years ago, I've always (bar once) run in Asics - and the "bar once" was a total disaster. I had my gait analysed at an Asics roadshow in Edinburgh 5 years ago and it was the Asics guy who put me into Kayanos. It was a good move - the right move - but the Kayano 17s are the best !
Score breakdown



Fit:
5.0
Responsiveness:
5.0
Cushioning:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Breathability:
5.0
Durability:
5.0
Value:
5.0

Kazz would recommend this product
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