Asics Gel Kayano 26

Women's Stability Road Running Shoes
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Asics present the 26th version of their ultimate cushion and supportive road running shoe for women  – the Kayano. The new Shear Deformation Gel in the midsole provides a great ride as it adapts better to your foot, it also provides superior cushioning. The new improved insole gives a plusher fit and feels softer underfoot. The enhanced midsole's top layer of Flytefoam propel offers dynamic cushioning and fantastic comfort. Overall Kayano 26 is bouncier, more flexible and 10g lighter than it's predecessor, giving you plenty of cushioning and comfort over even the longest of runs on hard surfaces.


The fit of Kayano 26 has been greatly improved by deepening the toe box giving more space for the feet to spread.  The new improved engineered mesh offers an adaptive fit for additional comfort, breathability and protection.

Gel cushioning in the Gel Kayano 26 has undergo the process of deformation where the design lines and contouring of the gel and the midsole have been shaped appropriately to match the angle in which your foot hits the ground. This improvement provides the greatest cushioning and shock attenuation for a more flexible heel to toe movement.

Softer Flytefoam and Flytefoam propel midsole top layers have been innovated to give maximum underfoot comfort, dynamic cushioning and a better ground adaptation. Flytefoam propel midsole is now one piece allowing you to feel bounciness, softness and plushness, characteristics that the propel provides.

On the outsole the flex grooves are uninterrupted all the way across the shoe providing defined flex regions for your forefoot. This, along with the one piece of midsole foam under the forefoot of the shoe, offers improved flexibility and provides a smoother toe off. In addition, as there is only one layer of foam there is no extra layer of glue that limits the shoe's flexibility.

Offset: 13mm

Weight: 278g

  • Dynamic Duomax support to stop over-pronation of the foot
  • Light Ahar sponge rubber on the outsole of the shoe to increase bounciness and durability
  • Super Ahar heel plug placed on the outsole under the heel for extra cushioning and durability
  • Engineered mesh upper providing breathability and structure to the foot
  • Stability Guidance Trusstic line for flexibility and a smooth ride
  • Wider and higher toe-box giving extra space for additional comfort
  • Sheer deformation gel for greater cushioning and flexibility
  • Flytefoam Propel for dynamic cushioning and plush comfort
  • Flytefoam in softer density offering bouncier feel
  • New softer Asics Sockliner, with better underfoot feel and improved fit
  • External TPU heel counter strategically placed on the outside to provide support and comfort to the heel 


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