Mens ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Kayano 21

Item #ASC1724
MSRP:$159.95
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Men's ASICS® GEL-KAYANO® 21 :: Get ready to be wowed by the latest upgrade of an already amazing shoe - the Men's ASICS® GEL-Kayano® 21. Just when you thought this legendary running shoe couldn't get any better, ASICS® has upped the ante with an improved FluidRide™ technology that reduces weight by 15% and enhances bounce back by 20%. You'll be cruisin' smooth and strong through every transition thanks to the new heel construction, and the new ComforDry™ Sockliner that will provide you with 40% more bounce back and 40% more durability than a standard Ortholite sockliner. 10.9 ounces

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Category Type:

STABILITY+ [?]
Get the guidance and support you need to keep you running strong and feeling stable mile after mile. If you have an average arch but like extra cushioning and support, Stability+ shoes are your perfect pick. 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:

  • Impact Guidance System: Enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • FluidRide: The next generation of FluidRide provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability
  • FluidFit: Upper technology combines multi-directional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapt to the athlete's foot, creatine a truly customized fit
  • Heel Clutching System: Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning System: Attentuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement on multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle
  • Dynamic DuoMax Support System: Enhances stability and support with reduced weight and increased platform comfort
  • Guidance Line: Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
  • Guidance Trusstic System: Integrates the Guidance Line construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity
  • Ortholite X-40 Sockliner
  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 10mm
  • ASW4533
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4.7

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        5.0

        Better fit than the K-20

        By 1SGPix

        from San Diego

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        Pros

        • Better Fit In The Heel

        Cons

          Best Uses

            I've put about 300 miles each on two pairs of Kayano 20s, and loved them. I like the 21s even better. I have about 30 miles on the 21s now. So far, so good!They fit me better, especially in the heel, and seem to have better cushioning in the mid and forefoot. Overall, a more comfortable ride than the 20s.

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            4.0

            Not lighter than K-20's

            By willgolf

            from Chaska, MN

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                  I have run the K series going back to the 17's. People complained about the 19's but for me as a lighter runner I thought they were OK. I was glad they put more cushion back in the K20's. However, when comparing weights on my mail scale the K21's are 4 ounces heavier than the K20's & 6 ounces heavier than the K19's. Even if my scale isn't calibrated perfectly it clearly shows that the K21's are heavier. I like the way they feel but not the added weight. I am not sure how they can claim they are lighter. I might buy more K20's based on cost. I have run 12 miles in them with no problems so still a great shoe.

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                  5.0

                  Wow!

                  By dpk1976

                  from Minneapolis, Mn

                  Pros

                  • Good Fit
                  • Light
                  • Lots of cushioning

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • High Mileage Training

                    I have moved away from Asics because they were not as durable. I have been using Brooks Trance and NB 1260 v2, but found both started to lose their support after 6 -7 miles. I did an 8 mile tempo run right out of the box and they were the true battle axe of a shoe I was hoping for. I had previously tried the Kawano 19 and was disappointed, but this has been a great shoe.

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                    5.0

                    I will be buying a second pair!

                    By Andrew

                    from Portland, Oregon

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Extremely comfortable
                    • Light Weight
                    • resposive
                    • Supportive

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Every day running

                    These shoes have more support in the heel area and definitely a lighter, more responsive shoe that is a pleasure to run in.

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                    5.0

                    Amazing shoes!

                    By Andrew

                    from Portland, Oregon

                    Pros

                    • Extremely comfortable
                    • Light Weight
                    • Supportive

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Runner A Must

                    These shoes make the last model feel tired. More support in the heel area and definitely a lighter more responsive shoe that is a pleasure to run in. Worth every cent of the investment!!

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                    4.0

                    5 mile run on the 21's

                    By Ed

                    from Texas

                    Pros

                    • Forefoot cushioning

                    Cons

                    • Small Wiggle In Heel

                    Best Uses

                    • Road

                    I love these shoes! I ran on the GT-200 V2 and I decided to upgrade for more cushioning and the 21's deliver! The only thing I have to report is the some small wiggle room in the heel, but I'm guessing I need more miles in them to break them in!

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                    5.0

                    Nice upgrade from GT series{

                    By Fred

                    from Indy

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Comfort
                    • Comfort Support Padding
                    • Padding
                    • Support

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Heavier Runners
                      • Longer runs

                      I have had many Gt series shoes. Lately I have found myself adding various insoles or pads to lessen metatarsalgia. Just finished first 5 mile run in Kayano 21 and felt effortless by comparison. The insole is nearly identical in shape and thickness to gt 2000-2, has same Asics part number, but the Kayano insole is easier to compress and weighs a few grams more.
                      I have been stuck just over 185 pounds for a bit and finally got a big boy shoe. So far it seems like a better choice.

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                      5.0

                      Nice Update!

                      By Bobby V

                      from Latrobe PA

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                      Pros

                      • Great Fit and Feel
                      • Lighter Than The 20's
                      • More Cushion Than 19's

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • 5k Up To A Marathon
                        • Crushed Stone Trail
                        • Road

                        Did 5 miles right outta the box. No brake in period needed. Had a great fit and feel to them. Was lighter than the Kayano 20's but more cushionee than the 19's. Almost felt like I was wearing the Nimbus. Hopefully they feel this good after i start putting the miles on them. Nice update Asics 10/10

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                        4.0

                        best yet

                        By Wl*Mt Wrkr

                        from Blairsville, GA

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Ltd Color In Larger Szs

                          Best Uses

                            first day wearing them on a long day walking on cement floors, feet don't hurt...ordered 3 more (while still available in my size) Highly recommend using the foot chart provided by Road-Runner for size -- found out I needed 1/2 size wider & longer -- big difference, along with the extra cushioning. I'd give it 5 stars but haven't worn them long enough to say for sure, and don't know what "perfect" is, but so far so good -- as said, the best yet.

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                            5.0

                            Great update

                            By Fremont

                            from Flint MI

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                                  first run today in my 21s. Great update; good fit and cushioning. Seems to have just a little more room in the toebox than the 20s and got rid of the pinching that I was having. Overall very pleased

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                                  5.0

                                  Asics Kayano 21

                                  By mlakern07

                                  from Columbus, OH

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                                        Just got them today and I am really impressed. Vast difference from 20 to 21. Although I only ran 1/2 miles in them after taking out of box, I like the bounce they give as it stated. Lets hope they hold up to the miles I will be running in the coming months. I may even purchase another pair for my work.

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