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ASICS GEL-Kinsei® 4

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  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Its predecessor is known for its exceptional balance of unsurpassed cushioning and uncompromised comfort. Without sacrificing the qualities that you've come to rely on, ASICS® reduced the weight, increased the toe box room and enhanced the midsole cushioning to create the latest version of the GEL-Kensei®.
  • Successor to the GEL-Kinsei 3 (no longer available).
  • Breathable, lightweight mesh upper.
  • Durable synthetic leather overlays.
  • Biomorphic Fit® is created with a stretch material that is strategically placed throughout the upper to reduce buckling and provide an exceptional fit and feel.
  • Heel Clutching System™ is made up of an exoskeletal heel counter that promotes an improved fit and increased support.
  • Reflective elements boost visibility in low-light conditions.
  • PHF® (Personalized Heel Fit) creates a custom fit as the two layers of memory foam that line the collar mold to your heel.
  • Cuprothermo metallic film retains heat in cold conditions and releases heat in warm conditions.
  • ComforDry™ sockliner offers antimicrobial properties for a drier, healthier environment.
  • Rearfoot and forefoot Gel® cushioning systems work together to better attenuate impacting shock and allow the foot to move fluidly throughout the gait cycle.
  • Solyte® midsole is lighter than standard EVA and SpEVA® designed by ASICS. Its responsive nature delivers a supremely cushioned ride and makes it highly durable.
  • I.G.S® (Impact Guidance System) is an ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike through toe-off.
  • Discrete Heel Unit technology enhances the I.G.S system by creating the ultimate in shock attenuation and stability.
  • Propulsion Trusstic® mimics connective tissues in the foot by creating tension as the foot enters the propulsion phase.
  • Guidance Line® technology employs a vertical flex groove that decouples the tooling along the line of progression for maximum stride efficiency.
  • AHAR® (ASICS High Abrasion Rubber) is known for its supreme durability and is strategically placed throughout high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • DuraSponge® forefoot outsole material is comprised of a blown AHAR® rubber for superior cushioning and long-lasting wear.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 13 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

96% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 4% Half size too Large
  • 96% True to size
  • 0% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
93% Felt true to width
  • 93% Felt true to width
  • 7% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
64% Excellent arch support
  • 64% Excellent arch support
  • 36% Moderate arch support
  • 0% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Its predecessor is known for its exceptional balance of unsurpassed cushioning and uncompromised comfort. Without sacrificing the qualities that you've come to rely on, ASICS® reduced the weight, increased the toe box room and enhanced the midsole cushioning to create the latest version of the GEL-Kensei®.
  • Successor to the GEL-Kinsei 3 (no longer available).
  • Breathable, lightweight mesh upper.
  • Durable synthetic leather overlays.
  • Biomorphic Fit® is created with a stretch material that is strategically placed throughout the upper to reduce buckling and provide an exceptional fit and feel.
  • Heel Clutching System™ is made up of an exoskeletal heel counter that promotes an improved fit and increased support.
  • Reflective elements boost visibility in low-light conditions.
  • PHF® (Personalized Heel Fit) creates a custom fit as the two layers of memory foam that line the collar mold to your heel.
  • Cuprothermo metallic film retains heat in cold conditions and releases heat in warm conditions.
  • ComforDry™ sockliner offers antimicrobial properties for a drier, healthier environment.
  • Rearfoot and forefoot Gel® cushioning systems work together to better attenuate impacting shock and allow the foot to move fluidly throughout the gait cycle.
  • Solyte® midsole is lighter than standard EVA and SpEVA® designed by ASICS. Its responsive nature delivers a supremely cushioned ride and makes it highly durable.
  • I.G.S® (Impact Guidance System) is an ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike through toe-off.
  • Discrete Heel Unit technology enhances the I.G.S system by creating the ultimate in shock attenuation and stability.
  • Propulsion Trusstic® mimics connective tissues in the foot by creating tension as the foot enters the propulsion phase.
  • Guidance Line® technology employs a vertical flex groove that decouples the tooling along the line of progression for maximum stride efficiency.
  • AHAR® (ASICS High Abrasion Rubber) is known for its supreme durability and is strategically placed throughout high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • DuraSponge® forefoot outsole material is comprised of a blown AHAR® rubber for superior cushioning and long-lasting wear.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 13 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

ASICS GEL-Kinsei® 4

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 29 reviews.

Top Positive Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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I just received today and went on a short run to test them out. Absolutely phenomenal. Excellent comfort for my soles for each and every step I took. Comfortable grip around my whole foot. Just a great shoe in general. It may be a little price being a little much, but worth every penny. If this shoe were to come on special, it should be at the top of the priority list.

Read more » « Show less June 21, 2012 by Tom K
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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Love the looks, I run 30+ miles per week and the support in the heel is not durable. The gel is very exposed and can be very very easily damaged. Great for looks only not long term - my gel is already breaking down - 8 months in.

Read more » « Show less August 8, 2012 by Runner
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I just received today and went on a short run to test them out. Absolutely phenomenal. Excellent comfort for my soles for each and every step I took. Comfortable grip around my whole foot. Just a great shoe in general. It may be a little price being a little much, but worth every penny. If this shoe were to come on special, it should be at the top of the priority list.

I'd also recommend: ASICS

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  • from Colonial Heights, VA
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I've had like 5 pairs of Asics the last 2 being Kinsei 4's. I'm 6'3 240 size 13 I was heavier. Strictly a treadmill runner now. The first pair of worn K-4's I wear for walking to gym. This second pair of 4's I run in now. I put them on when I get inside to run and then off after. Good shoes for my big frame rumblin' along for 25 minutes. They are very comfortable and hang right with me without a problem. I've had so many different running shoes and the last 5 years stuck with Asics. There is only one problem for me with the Kinsei 4's. That is before there time is up, I would say in the 3 to 4th month.The side nylon seam, just back from the little toe starts to tear, doesn't stop the use. For the price no way should they rip there midway through their full use. Not even if it was road work running, this is strictly a treadmill. Otherwise they're great, but tearing on the side should happen when their dust.

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2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Love the looks, I run 30+ miles per week and the support in the heel is not durable. The gel is very exposed and can be very very easily damaged. Great for looks only not long term - my gel is already breaking down - 8 months in.

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Moderate arch support

1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I've been running in Asics shoes for many years. This pair arrived two days ago, put them on my feet yesterday and they felt so good I did 8 miles. They are the best shoe I've ever felt out of the box, better than the previous Asics I've worn. Is the price high compared to most running shoes? Yes, but for my old knees and feet the price is worth it! A well made running shoe.

I'd also recommend: none

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Excellent arch support

  • from Urbana, Ohio
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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These are the perfect running shoes for me, about 500 miles of neutral, comfortable, supportive, light weight, pain-free running. To demand more out of any top quality running shoe is not realistic.

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Moderate arch support

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Width: D - Medium

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