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ASICS GEL KAYANO 26

Published on 08/07/2019 00:00

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Japan, 1995. Still far removed from the running “boom”. When “Runners” were still known as Athletes. Few brands (that is, hardly any), invested in R&D for this sport. This is where our friend Toshikazu Kayano comes into play

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Technical assessment

Lightness

3

Cushioning

4

Fit

5

Stability

6

Responsiveness

4

Breathability

4

A prestigious Japanese engineer who is also passionate about athletics. He joined his two passions together and managed to create the most revolutionary trainer that had been seen up to that time, the first trainer for runners with pronation: Asics Kayano.

Almost a quarter of a century and 26 editions later, Kayano continues to be one of the leading models for ASICS. They help with stability in the stride, cushioning without compromising on lightness and maximum comfort. They are the maxims of a model that crosses thousands of finish lines each year.

Kayano 26 Shine

After accumulating more than enough kilometres wearing them, we can confirm that the range continues to advance, taking “another little step” in almost every aspect. We highlight three substantial improvements.

 

  • Lighter: 315g in size 43 (as opposed to the 325g of the previous model).
  • MetaClutch: New hold technology to give even better stability (the Kayano emblem).
  • Jacquard Engineered Mesh: An Uppers System to provide greater reactivity and tread sensation (the same system as the Kayano 25, but updated with improvements).

 

Main characteristics.

Upper

With Kayano’s characteristically wide Upper with Jacquard Engineered Mesh technology (2019 update), the trainer acquires an improved and comfortable sense of “feeling” when making contact with the ground, as the foot never has the sensation of being “trapped”.

Drop

The classic 10mm drop of the ASICS is maintained in the models for men. Although in the women’s range, they increase this up to 13mm.

Midsole

The Twist Gel technology for the front cushioning is combined with Dynamic Duo Max to provide stability to both parts of the trainer. The classic ASICS GEL provides cushioning that, when combined with the Flyte Foam, improves the reactivity of the trainer stride.

Covering

Constructed using the MetaClutch system, which is based on stabilising the heel externally with a mesh between the sole and the actual heel. In this way, it manages to correct pronation and thereby stabilise the step.

Insole

The Ortholite Insole is already an ASICS classic and guarantees more than is demonstrated. Comfortable and long-lasting.

Sole

Another key Kayano feature is the system “guiding” the foot in the right direction. This is achieved through the ASICS Guidance Line system which is based on dividing the sole into different more or less flexible segments depending on the area and contact with the ground. The rubber continues to use the AHAR plus system, which is already known from previous models.

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Who are they for?

For runners between 75 and 85 kg who have pronation and who are looking for good cushioning during their long runs.

As a competition trainer for the ½ Marathon and Marathon designed for rhythms of 4’30 to 4’45m/km.

As a second trainer for light runners on easy circuits.

My height

1.86m

My weight

68kg

My clothing size

M

My birthplace

Spain

Técnico de producto en Runnerinn. Apasionado del deporte. Triatleta del ViWo Sports Team. Graduado en CAFE y entrenador de triatlón. Actualmente enfocado a media y larga distancia, aunque acabo haciendo siempre un poco de todo.

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