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Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5

Item #ASC1626
Reg: $199.95
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Men's ASICS® GEL-KINSEI® 5 :: Be amazed by the enhanced comfort and improved performance you'll enjoy when you run in the newest upgrade of an already awesome running shoe, the Men's ASICS® GEL-Kinsei® 5. Stride light on your feet, with an added spring in your step, thanks to the bouncy cushioning delivered by the new FluidRide™ technology, ASICS®' latest innovation in midsole design. Your feet are in for a treat with the improved comfort and personalized fit of the new nearly-seamless construction of the upper, while you'll be stomping steady and strong mile after mile thanks to the higher degree of shock attenuation and stability featured on this rockin' running shoe. 11.3 ounces

Category Type:

NEUTRAL+ [?]
If you have a high arch, are a high-mileage runner, or want the maximum amount of cushioning, Neutral+ is your shoe style. Enjoy a smooth ride with enhanced cushioning and reduced impact with improved shock absorption. If pronation is not a problem then choose Neutral+ shoes. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

Features & Benefits:

  • Seamless upper construction: Improved comfort and fit
  • Discrete Heel Unit: Creates the highest degree of shock attenuation and stability
  • Heel clutching system: Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment
  • Propulsion Trusstic: Mimics connective tissue in the foot by creating tension as foot enters propulsion stage
  • FluidRide construction: Advanced platform that moves and bends with the foot through every mile
  • ASW3742
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Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe
 
3.4

(based on 9 reviews)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (7)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Breathable (5)
  • Arch support (3)
  • Good traction (3)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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2.0

almost new Kinsei 5 falling apart

By Geo

from Westminster, Ma.

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Love The Fit Cushioning

Cons

  • Splitting Over Toe Area
  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

I Love the look and fit! After only a few months, material over toe area is splitting and breaking apart, very sad because I love them. They need to replace the toe material to be more durable, otherwise love running in them.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Good cushion with weak seams

By Jim

from Kansas City Missouri

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact

Cons

  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

for the price the upper shoe should have more durable material and stitching. The cushioning
is great for my plantar fasciitis.Gel Kayano is more durable and cheaper.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Gel-Kinsei-5

By Pete

from Chicago, IL

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cushions Impact
  • Very Comfirtable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

    Love the Gel-Kinsei line of shoes and the 5 went right on and out I went. Great running shoe.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Best Running Shoe Ever!

    By Cobby

    from North Palm Beach, Florida

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Fast
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

      Like Running on Air!

      Love the Great Color, Blue!

      I Run six days a week.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      Best shoes I've ever run in, but...

      By Alby

      from St. Paul, MN

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Fast
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

      The Kinsei 5 are the best shoes I've ever run in and I've been running for over 35 years and have run in ASICS for as long as I can remember. I never thought about my feet while running in these shoes. Isn't that the way we want to feel? However, after 200 miles the material in the forefoot of the shoe starts to break down and tears start to form in the top toe area and insole area of each shoe. Unfortunately, the material in the front of the shoe is not strong enough to hold up to 25-30 miles/week of road and trail miles. I returned the shoes as they did not meet my standards for such an expensive shoe. Hoping for improvements in following versions, as I really liked these shoes. They just are not durable enough for the cost.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Decent Shoe

      By Go_Thunder

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Good Traction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

        Replaced Gel Nimbus 14 with Gel Kinsei 5 as it is a few ounces lighter and the reviews of the Kinsei 4 mentioned good cushioning, and the 5 ought to be better. I'm less than 170 lbs, so there ought to be sufficient cushioning in the 50 miles a week I put on them. I've had them a couple of weeks, so these are my initial impressions. The good news is they fit snugly and do not irritate the top of my feet. The tongue is well padded and the seamless upper is very nice. There is plenty of toe room. The heel is well padded. The questionable news is that I can feel the waffle material midsole, as my foot transitions from heel to toe, with the standard insoles that come out of the box. It is not enough to cause any major problems (so far), but it is annoying, as the Nimbus didn't suffer from this. I may have to upgrade the insoles with some inserts.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        1.0

        Kinsei 5

        By john

        from massachusetts

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Cushioning

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

            the design, although lighter, feels more flimsy...less support
            Not happy...prefer the Kinsei 4

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Favorite Kinsei so far...

            By Mid-Life - Mid Pack

            from Washington State

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

                I've worn every Kinsei since they were introduced and whenever I buy another shoe trying to save a few bucks, I end up with some issue. I run 50-60 a week on hard surfaces. I appreciate the seamless upper on this edition.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Great heal cushining, a little clunky.

                By RunDocRun

                from Kansas

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Arch Support

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Pavement

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe:

                I looked for the shoe with the best heal cushioning as my achilles and plantar fascia were causing me great pain. These shoes have helped a great deal.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                You have to see the Asics GEL-Kinsei 5 in action! Watch the video, and take advantage of Peter's expert knowledge as he shows you everything you need to know about the Kinsei 5, including how you'll love the Top of the line shoe with a seamless upper, FluidRide midsole, Heel Clutch system and the Propulsion Trusstic system.

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