· A favourite among runners for over a quarter of a century, the GEL-KAYANO™ 28 shoe gets even better with the addition of FF BLAST™ cushioning · A newly designed low-profile heel structure enables an efficient toe-off and stable ride, offering excellent comfort

ASICS has launched the new GEL-KAYANO™ 28, a shoe boasting the signature GEL-KAYANO™ stability with a softer and smoother ride.

The GEL- KAYANO™ 28 features a newly designed low-profile External Heel Counter and DYNAMIC DUOMAX™ technology which combine to set the runner up for an efficient toe-off, without excessive inward roll of the foot. At the toe-off stage of the stride, FF BLAST™ foam provides lightweight cushioning and a responsive rebound, providing a more dynamic feel.

To improve further on the much-loved formula of the GEL- KAYANO™ 28, ASICS has married the newly infused FF BLAST™ foam material with the full-ground contact and gender-specific 3D SPACE CONSTRUCTION™ technology to create an even softer and smoother ride, increasing overall comfort.

ASICS athlete Joanna Mazur, European, Para Athletics champion in 200m, 400m and 1500m and World Para Athletics Champion in 1500m, describes how the advanced stability of the GEL-KAYANO 28 provides runners with peace of mind. Talking about choosing the GEL-KAYANO, she said "When you literally cannot see the ground in front of you, you need to know your shoes are going to keep you stable and supported."

The GEL-KAYANO™ 28 will be available from June 7 2021. The shoe will retail for R3 300.

To find out more about the products, please visit asics.com.

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