The GEL-KINSEI™ OG Retro Tokyo shoe pays homage to the upcoming celebration in Tokyo, while commemorating the spirit of ASICS heritage and our Japanese roots. Uniting Japanese heritage and craftsmanship with modern mechanical design, this silhouette draws inspiration from a samurai’s armor – shielding the body, while enabling it to move freely. The angled GEL® technology cushioning unit in the heel references the shape of the samurai’s curvaceous katana sword to better attenuate the severity of shock upon heel strike. Presenting TRUSSTIC SYSTEM® technology under the sole’s arch to improve stability, this feature also lessens the shoe’s overall weight. Resurrected with visible evolution and a contemporary design, the GEL-KINSEI™ OG Retro Tokyo sneaker allows you to wear this shoe as a heritage icon that's still technical even by today's standards.
Pronation is part of the natural movement of the human body and refers to the way your foot rolls inward for impact distribution upon landing. Understanding your pronation type can help you find a comfortable running shoe. The GEL-KINSEI OG RETRO TOKYO is made for Neutral.
Normal size arches
There is even distribution from the front of the foot.
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.
GEL-KINSEI OG RETRO TOKYO is rated
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Rated 5 out of
Used these shoes for 6 years and LOVEI have used ASIC Gel-Kinsei for over 6 years and run 60+ miles a week in them. They are durable, comfortable, and long-lasting. While they may be expensive upfront, their durability makes up for the cost. I have had plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and bursitis, and these shoes have helped eliminate all of these running injuries. I can’t recommend these shoes enough. This new shoe is a little more cushion than the Kinsei 6,5,4 and I like that about them. (Cushion similar time their Nimbus shoe.) if you are a distance runner and looking for longevity and comfort, as well as lightness, these are the shoes for you. Thank you ASICS!
Date published: 2020-06-07
Rated 2 out of
Laurie N from
Kinsei is fantastic but white suede is a problemI love love the Gel Kinseis and thought these would be good looking. They look great until you wear them outside. I purchased the best suede protector available, but the white suede at the toe still picks up dirt marks immediately. I highly recommend that you pick up this great shoe but not this the Tokyo Retro.