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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

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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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Currently, I walk/run circa Twenty-One (21) miles per week, rotating within my Japanese Asics Collection. I purchased my First (1st) Pair of Asocs GEL-Kinsei 4's during January of 2014 in the Colors: Silver Mesh Upper/Flash Orange Shoe Laces/Royal Blue Crossings/Green-to-Blue Crossings/Dark Green Fore-Foot Trim/White 'SOLYTE' Mid-Sole Trim/Royal Blue Silicone Gel-Cells with Dark Green & Black Soles & Heel. These 'Technological Marvels" were released by Asics during the Summer of 2011 with 'Foot Mechanics' of "Neutral Plus" with a "Cushioning" Category. At a weight of 11.9 ounces, the GEL-Kinsei 4's are the same weight as my "GEL-Cirrus 33's", but slightly heavier than my "GEL-Nimbus 15's" at 11.5 ounces! The "Pebax Heel Unit" enhances the 'cushioning' with a Plastic Unit housing the extensive 'Silicone Gel' in the discrete cushioning system! The arch support for my 'high arches' is 'Superior' and the 'toe box' is 'Spacious'. With this 'Retail Price', I plan to wear these Running Shoes to the (i) Gym, (ii) Restaurants, (iii) Westlake Village Inn - until I can purchase a Second (2nd) Pair! As always, with the Japanese Asics Brand: "You get what you pay for!"

I'd also recommend: None

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  • from United States
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Asics has a two year warranty on these shoes. I got mine in May and the gel tore up in the back early December. I sent them back to Asics and they sent me a gift certificate. These are the best running shoe ever. The warranty makes up for delicate nature of the shoes. They feel like clouds.

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  • from NYC
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love that these shoes are different colors. That's a matter of taste though. Either way, these are one of the most comfortable pair of shoes I've ever owned. I wear NB Minimuses for short runs and lifting, so I use these for casual wear and long runs (weird, I know), but I'm pretty obsessed with them. Will definitely get more Asics, but I really hope they make the Kinsei 5s in the same color scheme. Otherwise I'd probably get these again and save the money.

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Moderate arch support

  • from Tysons Corner, VA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I have arthritis in every joint and need extra comfort in my shoes. I no longer run, but these Kinsey 4s are the most comfortable shoes that I have had. I look forward to my next pair.

I'd also recommend: Mizuno wave 16

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Moderate arch support

  • from Moultrie,Ga.
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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If you run on asphalt a lot, look no further. The gel in these shoes is insane. I've had Cumulus 15's for a while and love them, but I add Super feet insoles. Not necessary with the Kinsei. The only thing I would caution on is if you strike on the outside of your heel, these may not work. The heel is very wide to accommodate all that gel, and it can alter the roll of your ankle. All considered a fantastic shoe.

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Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from United States
$149.95

Width: D - Medium

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