The ASICS Gel-Kayano 19 is the latest release in a series of running shoes that has built a name on maximum support and cushioning. As a great looking, great feeling shoe, the line has been around for an impressive 20 years and this 19th version is lighter and better performing than the older models in the series. And with several different color schemes and styles available, it's also a great looking version. In fact, you can choose from a wild special K design or the standard muted colors, so there's a chance to express your tastes when you slip on the shoe as well.
The ASICS Gel-Kayano 19 is a shoe focused on cushioning and support. While it also reduces weight and helps increase speed and performance, its main focus is to deliver a high quality, comfortable running experience. And in nearly every area, it manages to succeed. The shoe features the Guidance Trusstic System and a Biomorphic fit on the upper portion of the shoe, coupled with the now famous PHF – Personal Heel Fit to give a custom fit to the runner. It's a solid option that's well worth paying attention to.
Just as it allows one to cover a lot of ground in a short time, there is plenty of ground to cover when reviewing the pros that the ASICS Gel-Kayano 19 offers to runners.
There are very few cons to speak of with this shoe, and it's gained a reputation for being one of the best buys on the market for good reason. Still, a couple of things are worth mentioning.
Simply put, the ASICS Gel-Kayano 19 is one of the best shoes for the money on the market today. It works great whether on the treadmill, heading up a gravel path or off-road trail, or at the track. While there may be a couple of shoes that offer slightly lighter weights or faster responses, this is certainly one of the best all-around shoes as well as being a good choice for virtually any other type of run. And the muted color choice makes it look great with jeans, while the wilder, brighter color scheme will be certain to turn heads.
All in all, it's a shoe that serious runners need to pay attention to.