16 user reviews of Asics Gel Kinsei 2 See all
Posted: 01/10/2007 at 18:26
The Kinsei is indeed suitable for both neutral runners and those who over pronate. I am looking forward to trying this shoe and seeing just how good it is...... i will let you know
Posted: 02/10/2007 at 13:12
I don't know about you but when i click on the link to see the "full review" link on page
it takes me to
Full Review: Saucony ProGrid Paramount £110
Good hey ?!
Posted: 02/10/2007 at 20:03
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Posted: 03/10/2007 at 07:53
Sorry about the incorrect link guys - should be fixed now!
Posted: 03/10/2007 at 15:25
i have just got them and had 2 long runs of about 18/20 miles i dont like them at all
i have got nimbus and are far better kinsei are too hard and the sides are too high and rub on your ankles very painfull stick with nimbus by far a better training shoe
Posted: 14/02/2008 at 21:48
Posted: 15/02/2008 at 10:06
I work in a specialised running store,and the Kinsei always comes up better for a neutral runner than a person that needs stability.
My advice is try them out on a video analysis first before paying £130.
Posted: 19/02/2008 at 11:54
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Posted: 04/03/2008 at 19:35
You can heelstrike on the outside of your shoe and still pronate through the gait cycle.
I think the Kinsey only suits a minority of people, either heavier neutral runner or those with only minimal support needs. It certainly is NOT a stability shoe. I test drove the first Kinsey and found it very 'ploppy'... the sound the heel makes would drive me nuts.
Posted: 04/03/2008 at 19:45
Wear on the outside of the heel is fine, the vast majority of runners strike the floor there first. What I was more concerned with was the wear in the forefoot, in terms of where your foot goes after the initial contact?
Sounds like you need a trip to a specialist shop and get yourself checked out again, just to make sure?
Posted: 06/03/2008 at 17:01
Posted: 06/03/2008 at 20:33
I tried the women's Kinsei 2 at the Asics store in London and loved it, but couldn't justify spending that much money. So, after looking around online, I found a website (http://www.sbrsports.com/899-327090) that sold the shoe for GBP 97.50 + a 10% off voucher + free shipping, all of which came to about GBP 88.00. Still quite pricey, but like I said, I loved this shoe.
I'm so excited for my new shoes!
Posted: 31/03/2009 at 10:29
I ovepronate and run with orthotic insoles inside my trainers. I bought a pair of Kensei 2s last month after having a stress fracture while running in Brooks Adrenalines - nice shoes, but I think I wore them out and stopped stretching properly. I tried some Nike Triax 12s but wasn't getting the cushioning support I needed and could only run 1/2 times a week before some serious shin pain set in.
Early days with these, I've done 50 miles so far, but no shin problems so far and I feel much more upright when running. My only gripe is they are a bit heavy, but the cushioning's worth it.
Posted: 21/04/2009 at 13:10
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