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GEL-KAYANO® 29 & KAYANO® 28 running shoe | ASICS SG

OCT. 06, 2022
The GEL-KAYANO® running shoe model is synonymous with performance, comfort and stability.
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The newly released GEL-KAYANO® 29 is no different. Even the most discerning runners will enjoy the latest model, engineered for performance and delivering enhanced stability and all-run comfort.

When the GEL-KAYANO® 28 shoe hit the shelves in 2021, the GEL-KAYANO® 28 represented a significant step forward from the GEL-KAYANO® 27 with a new midsole material and gender specific TRUSSTIC™ system. Also introduced was an improved mesh upper so that the overall fit and feel increased running comfort.

What new features does GEL-KAYANO® 29 shoe have?

The newly released GEL-KAYANO® 29 shoe offers a whole range of new features for 2022 and beyond. The GEL-KAYANO® 29 features a lighter and more durable midsole, improved cushioning, and a shift towards sustainability, as well as a more comfortable fit that can help you run longer. Several of these features have been made possible through a total rework of ASICS' stability system, which combines numerous ASICS technologies from previous models to reduce weight and provide runners with a smoother ride.

1. New Stability Technology

Perhaps the biggest change in the GEL-KAYANO® 29 shoe is the introduction of LITETRUSS™ technology. In the development of LITETRUSS™ technology, ASICS has redefined the TRUSSTIC™ system and DUOMAX™ technology seen in previous models, integrating them to create one piece on the midsole’s inside angle.

2. Enhanced Durability

The introduction of LITETRUSS™ technology has increased midsole durability in the GEL-KAYANO® 29. In our lab tests, we have found that the shoe feels the same underfoot right out of the box as it does 500 kilometres down the road. The shoe retains its midsole's energy regardless of whether you're a novice or experienced runner. The shoe delivers more durability and improved performance over longer distances with less midsole deformation and a more responsive ride.

3. Improved and Lighter Midsole Cushioning

In the GEL-KAYANO® 29, FLYTEFOAM™ BLAST foam technology was replaced by FF BLAST™ PLUS technology, creating ASICS’ softest midsole ever. Don’t be mistaken for thinking increased softness has a negative effect on shoe responsiveness under foot. FF BLAST™ PLUS provides industry leading rebound that ensures a responsive, stable and super cushioned ride.

With a midsole that is 19% lighter than the previous model, the GEL-KAYANO® 29 is overall 4% lighter than the GEL-KAYANO® 28. Additionally, a small increase in stack height was also made possible (Men's - 25mm, Women’s - 24mm).

4. A More Comfortable Fit

The reinvigorated engineered mesh upper used in the GEL-KAYANO® 29 has improved overall fit. Runners can expect an upper that moves with them through their gait and over the course of running as their feet expand.

5. Sustainable Production Processes

By focusing on the materials used and the production processes employed, a more sustainable design was made possible with the new GEL-KAYANO® 29.

Both the upper and sockliner have been produced with sustainability in mind. At least 50% of the GEL-KAYANO® 29’s main upper material is made with recycled materials. The sockliner is produced with the solution dyeing process that reduces water usage by approximately 33% and carbon emissions by approximately 45% compared to the conventional dyeing technology.

There you have it, ASICS’ GEL-KAYANO® 29. As a shoe that has been so successful over the years, it could rest on its superior cushioning and support to maintain popularity among runners. Each and every model released pushes the boundaries, and this shoe redefines what it means to have a cushioned and stable ride for runners.

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