Asics Gel Kayano 25 SP Men's Running Shoe (Black/Black)
Asics Gel-Kayano 25 SP Running Shoes
The 25th anniversary of this legendary runner includes the next evolution of ASICS' ultra-lightweight FlyteFoam cushioning: FlyteFoam Propel and FlyteFoam Lyte. These two cutting-edge technologies work together to deliver energised cushioning and exceptional comfort from heel to toe.
Jacquard Mesh Upper
All-new two-layer jacquard mesh uppers will encase each foot in breathable comfort. Perforations in the fabric increase airflow to create a better, healthier environment for your feet to thrive in. As well as radical ventilation, the double-layer construction delivers a premium fit that improves flexibility and decreases irritation-causing wrinkles (because we know how rubbing and blisters can ruin your day) while maintaining its lightweight.
The MetaClutch, an exoskeletal heel counter, secures the rearfoot, helping to anchor you to the midsole and reduce in-shoe slippage so that you can enjoy smooth, distraction-free strides. Independently placed eyelets disperse lace tension, further contributing to the adaptive fitting environment of the Gel-Kayano 25, plus a spacious toe box allows for comfortable splay and therefore a more efficient push-off.
FlyteFoam Lyte Midsole
An Ortholite X-40 sockliner lies atop a cushy midsole to supply an extra layer of plush and hygienic step-in comfort. This premium product features higher rebound properties but also provides excellent moisture-management and a high level of breathability; so you stay damp-free and comfortable on hot, longer distance days. Beneath the sockliner resides the first stage of ASICS' sparkling midsole innovation: a full-length platform of FlyteFoam Propel.
This new patented foam formulation is designed to provide enhanced responsiveness at toe-off; increased energy-return means your use of superfluous muscle power is reduced and performance is enhanced. Embedded within the midsole platform, and complementing its bouncy nature, are the Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems. They work to reduce shock during the impact phase, sparing your joints as your sprint down onto hard, unforgiving concrete, and allowing for a smooth transition to mid-stance.
Still not quite content with this luxurious formulation, ASICS play their ace card in lightweight cushioning: FlyteFoam Lyte. A third layer of protection, bounce and comfort, it sits under the heel and midfoot to provide you with unmatched shock absorption and a lively ride. FlyteFoam Lyte is the next generation of ASICS' lightweight and responsive cushioning technology. The midsole formula features a reinforced, sustainable nanofibre compound which increases the foam's durability and provides more stability for runners, buffering against the ground to protect the wearer from unnecessary stress and fatigue.
The reinforced fibres let the material bounce back to its original shape after every run; so you can train harder, more frequently, for longer, without the worry that your shoes might not be able to take it. ASICS contrast their cushioning with the Duomax Support System. Implemented on the medial side, it helps to control pronation and reduce the risk of injury, enhancing stability and support without sacrificing lightweight or comfort.
A Trusstic System has been implemented to reduce the weight of the sole unit and link the forefoot and rearfoot. It integrates the Guidance Line, to enhance gait efficiency, while increasing the shoe's torsional rigidity to prevent it from twisting. An AHAR+ (ASICS High Abrasion Resistant rubber) outsole completes the Kayano 25; three times more durable than ASICS' conventional rubber, it is strategically placed in high-stress areas to supply excellent grip without compromising the shoe's permanence.
Flex grooves adorn the outsole, introduced to promote natural foot flexion for easy, unhindered paces. Count on the GEL-Kayano 25 for a premium and reliable ride that stabilises your foot and fits to perfection.
The ASICS Mission
Founded in 1949, ASICS is undisputedly the leading running shoe brand for both enthusiasts and professional athletes. Whether you're attending sporting events or enjoying a leisurely run around the local park, ASICS is the ultimate runner's choice for providing comfort, support and a superior ride.
From opening the Research Institute of Sports Science in Kobe in May 1990, the brand is unmatched for technological superiority and rigorous quality, and many innovations have stemmed from this unique site where scientists and athletes work together. The mission is to become the number one brand for sports enthusiasts by striving to build upon current technological advances and pledging to bring harmony to the body and soul.
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