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Heel Drop
13 mm
244 g/8.6 oz
Neutral, Stability
The GEL-KAYANO® Lite shoe embodies a more sustainable design approach that uses less componentry and fewer resources to produce. As its namesake suggests, this trainer is focused on preserving the stability properties of the GEL-KAYANO® series with less weight while lightening the load on the environment. Designed to provide excellent underfoot comfort, the shoe also offers an energetic ride and helps set the foot up for a more efficient toe-off. The upper is formed with recycled materials that are teamed with minimal overlays to target support where it's needed most. Wrapping the foot with a soft and silky feel, this engineered mesh provides a more accommodating fit and breathability to keep cool and comfortable. We created specific deformable shapes on the top of the midsole through the use of our 3D SPACE CONSTRUCTION™ design to slow the rate of pronation and improve the cushioning experience. This midsole technology is also tuned to accommodate the gait differences between male and female runners. Featuring a flared midsole geometry that has a concave shape on the lateral heel and a convex shape on the medial heel, this supportive design mechanism helps generate more compression during the landing phase to increase the resistance when the foot starts rolling inward. Cutouts in the midfoot improve the shoe’s flexibility and create a smoother ride, while the wider base nets in the shoe’s heel and forefoot provide more surface area to create a stable landing and toe-off. The GEL-KAYANO® Lite shoe is helping us take a step toward more sustainable manufacturing without compromising performance.
Style #: 1012A714.020
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Designed For Neutral Overpronation



  • Foot Type

    Normal size arches
  • Push Off

    There is even distribution from the front of the foot.
  • Considered Injuries

    Less likely due to effective shock absorption, but neutral runners are not immune to injury.
  • How your foot contacts the ground

    The foot lands on outside of the heel, then rolls inward (pronates) to absorb shock and support body weight.


  • Foot Type

    Low arches or flat feet
  • Push Off

    Big toe and second toe do majority of the work.
  • Considered Injuries

    Shin splints, plantar fasciitis, bunions, heel spurs.
  • How your foot contacts the ground

    The foot lands on outside of heel, then rolls inward (pronates) excessively, transferring weight to inner edge instead of ball of the foot.
    Improves compression and cushioning at footstrike and reduces pronation
  • GEL® Technology
    Cushioning provides excellent shock absorption
  • FLYTEFOAM® Technology
    Provides lightweight cushioning.
  • Designed with recycled materials

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GEL-KAYANO LITE is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 95.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome shoe! Great fit & support! It’s like walking on a cloud!!
Date published: 2021-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Comfortable! I love the comfort and support these running shoes provide! It makes it easier to go that extra mile without feeling any discomfort. Happy with this purchase!
Date published: 2021-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GEL KAYANO LITE In love! Comfortable. No rubbing, no break in needed. And I love the colors. I will NEVER wear another brand of running shoes. ASICS all the way!
Date published: 2021-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I finally found the one! I had bought and returned 5 sneakers before finding this one. If you have a flat or flatter foot, need a wide toe box, have a narrow heal and need a decent amount of support as well as cushioning this is the shoe for you. I've been running and walking on the road and treadmill for a few weeks now with this sneaker. This is a great blend of lightweight meets what you actually need for your knees to not hurt for days after working out. I highly recommend this sneaker.
Date published: 2021-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable but top material can be better It is super comfortable shoes. I wear them at work almost everyday. My only complaint was after 3 months, there were wholes on side of shoes. When I reported ASICS about it, they replaced with new shoes. I appreciate their excellent customer service!
Date published: 2021-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are awesome Favorite Kayanos that I've purchased. But them, you won't regret it. Light weight, comfortable, great cushion, everything you need in a running shoe.
Date published: 2021-05-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not quite right for me The shoe is cute, love the hot pink accents. Stretchy laces are a plus. Lightweight and so much better than the overpronation shoes of 10 years ago. I purchased both the Gel-Kayano 27 and the Gel-Kayano Lite at the same time to compare. The Gel-Kayano Lite feels more shallow overall, a little looser in the heel (which is already a bit large on the Gel-Kayano 27), and a bit shorter (although this could be due to the looser heel pushing the foot farther forward in the shoe). The cushioning is great on both although I felt the 27s were slightly more comfy maybe due to a slightly roomier toebox. The Lites did have the superior arch support in my opinion and are probably the most stable shoe I've ever tried. I think the wide basenets contribute to this (wider than the 27s) and something about the structure just holds the foot really nicely in the Lites when standing. At the same time, the degree of stability on the Lites seemed to be a potential detriment when walking faster. I could feel a less consistent motion as my foot rolled forward in the Lites compared to the 27s, if that makes sense - the support kept holding up and the arch of my foot ended up stretching (overly so) to get the ball of the foot in position to make contact with the ground. I could foresee potential pain from this when running or wearing for long periods of time and the 27s felt more flexible in that regard. Between these points, I decided to go with the Gel-Kayano 27 although the Lite seems like a solid shoe, probably just depends on the person. If the Lites had a narrower heel, were a bit deeper, and had additional support toward the front of the arch to continue that arch support as the foot rolls forward, they would be ideal for my feet!
Date published: 2021-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort and Style are Perfect These shoes are Very comfortable and I love the colors. They are light weight and true to size.
Date published: 2021-04-12
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