ASICS FrontRunner Tracy Lee Dalton recently celebrated her fifth-year running anniversary. Unfortunately for four of those years she battled with severe ITB (Iliotibial band syndrome) issues. That is now a thing of the past. She talks us through how shoe choice helped alleviate the pain.

Terrain: Road
Shoe type: Stability / pronation
Heel drop/offset:10 mm
Jacquard mesh upper
Midsole: Lightweight foam
Forefoot: Medial Plate
Weight: 9.2 oz

I always assumed it was due to the lack of following a proper training program, but never questioned the shoes I was running in. After doing the foot ID test at an In-store activation with ASICS, I found out that I overpronate. Then I realized that changing my shoe would make the world of difference.

Learn more about PRONATION, here.

Towards the end of last year, I was given a pair of the ASICS GEL-KAYANO 25s to test, and this changed my whole road running experience.

These shoes are a pronation/stability shoe, with pristine shoe technology. The 25s have further adapted on the 24s medial plate, which now extends from the midsole to the heel, providing even more support for over-pronation. PERFECT!

I’ve noticed that my feet aren’t rolling nearly as much as they did on my inner foot anymore. That’s because of the stability of the shoe, and I haven’t had a single issue with my ITB since.

The midsole of the shoe has two types of lightweight foam, it just provides a more receptive run. One layer towards the heel of the shoe, giving you that extra bounce with each step. Furthermore, there is one more layer towards the toe! giving you that spring forwards with each stride.
I have really found road running to be a lot more enjoyable now and realized that a shoe really can make all the difference!

If you haven’t done a foot ID test, I would highly recommend it, and if it turns out that you pronate, there is no better shoe than the Gel-Kayano 25s.

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