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ASICS Gel-Kinsei® 5

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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.)
  • Great looks. Seamless design. Uncompromising fit. What more could you ask for? Get the works in the GEL-Kinsei® 5 from ASICS®.
  • Successor to the GEL-Kinsei 4, SKU# 7786224.
  • Breathable mesh upper with lightweight synthetics.
  • FluidFit upper technology combines multidirectional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapt to the foot to promote a glove-like fit.
  • 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.
  • ComforDry™ sockliner offers antimicrobial properties for a drier, healthier environment.
  • 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.
  • FluidRide midsole technology delivers a supreme combination of energy return and cushioning with reduced weight and optimal durability.
  • Rearfoot and forefoot Gel® cushioning systems work together to better attenuate impacting shock and allow the foot to move fluidly throughout the gait cycle.
  • Discrete Heel Unit technology enhances the I.G.S system by creating the ultimate in shock attenuation and stability.
  • Midsole Height:
    Heel/Forefoot: 21 mm/11 mm.
    Differential: 10 mm.
  • AHAR® (ASICS High Abrasion Rubber) is known for its supreme durability and is strategically placed throughout high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • 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.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 12 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, 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
77% Felt true to width
  • 77% Felt true to width
  • 5% Felt narrower than marked
  • 18% Felt wider than marked
67% Moderate arch support
  • 24% Excellent arch support
  • 67% Moderate arch support
  • 10% 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.)
  • Great looks. Seamless design. Uncompromising fit. What more could you ask for? Get the works in the GEL-Kinsei® 5 from ASICS®.
  • Successor to the GEL-Kinsei 4, SKU# 7786224.
  • Breathable mesh upper with lightweight synthetics.
  • FluidFit upper technology combines multidirectional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapt to the foot to promote a glove-like fit.
  • 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.
  • ComforDry™ sockliner offers antimicrobial properties for a drier, healthier environment.
  • 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.
  • FluidRide midsole technology delivers a supreme combination of energy return and cushioning with reduced weight and optimal durability.
  • Rearfoot and forefoot Gel® cushioning systems work together to better attenuate impacting shock and allow the foot to move fluidly throughout the gait cycle.
  • Discrete Heel Unit technology enhances the I.G.S system by creating the ultimate in shock attenuation and stability.
  • Midsole Height:
    Heel/Forefoot: 21 mm/11 mm.
    Differential: 10 mm.
  • AHAR® (ASICS High Abrasion Rubber) is known for its supreme durability and is strategically placed throughout high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • 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.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 12 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

ASICS Gel-Kinsei® 5

Average rating is 3 out of 5 from a total of 24 reviews.

Top Positive Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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Comfort
Style

These are by far the most comfortable shoes I've ever had. However within 2 months they had holes in the fabric above the toe area. Zappo's - which has always had the best customer service ever - promptly replaced them within 24 hours. Unfortunately the same thing is happening again with the new pair. Comfort, style, and fit are excellent (as is Zappos), but sadly no durability.

Read more » « Show less July 7, 2014 by Alex
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Top Critical Review

4 people found this review helpful.

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Comfort
Style

Although I like the style of the shoe, and it was comfortable, the toe box is already falling apart. I received these for Christmas 2 months ago. I use them for my longer runs, so I have worn them 6 times for a total of 65 miles. Where the mesh meets the design appliqués, it is tearing on the top and sides of both the right and left shoe. This is a serious design flaw as I have worn Asics for over a decade, and have worn the Kinsei 3 and Kinsei 4 with no issues. I can not return these to Zappos as their return policy understandably states you can only return unworn items. Currently I have a complaint filed with Asics of America as this appears to be a major flaw. I have read other reviews that state the same problem. I hope they help me resolve this serious issue. I would not recommend this shoe to anyone.

Read more » « Show less February 27, 2014 by Sammy
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4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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Although I like the style of the shoe, and it was comfortable, the toe box is already falling apart. I received these for Christmas 2 months ago. I use them for my longer runs, so I have worn them 6 times for a total of 65 miles. Where the mesh meets the design appliqués, it is tearing on the top and sides of both the right and left shoe. This is a serious design flaw as I have worn Asics for over a decade, and have worn the Kinsei 3 and Kinsei 4 with no issues. I can not return these to Zappos as their return policy understandably states you can only return unworn items. Currently I have a complaint filed with Asics of America as this appears to be a major flaw. I have read other reviews that state the same problem. I hope they help me resolve this serious issue. I would not recommend this shoe to anyone.

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  • from Pa
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are by far the most comfortable shoes I've ever had. However within 2 months they had holes in the fabric above the toe area. Zappo's - which has always had the best customer service ever - promptly replaced them within 24 hours. Unfortunately the same thing is happening again with the new pair. Comfort, style, and fit are excellent (as is Zappos), but sadly no durability.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I upgraded to this shoe from a Gel-Nimbus 14. The shoes are very comfortable, lightweight and stable, but unfortunately they have only lasted a few months! My big toe tore the fabric on the left shoe after only about a month. I used duct tape to secure it (very stylish) but the same thing happened on the right toe two months later. I can still use the shoes -- with increasing amounts of duct tape -- but I'm moving to the Gel-Nimbus 15 for long runs and races. It has plenty of reinforcement above the toe area!

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Excellent arch support

  • from Brooklyn, NY
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!
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Loved the look and received many compliments on these shoes. After a few months, however, both shoes developed holes at the big toes -- which has never happened with any other pair of shoes in my recollection. If you don't mind dropping the money and replacing them in a few months, then these might be perfect shoe for you.

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  • from Los Angeles
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Amazing shoes. Great support and comfort. I wear them with orthotics so I can't attest to its arch support

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Great Support

Moderate arch support

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Width: D - Medium

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