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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# 7786226.
  • 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:
    • Heel Height: 1 12 in
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7.5, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

80% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 6% Half size too Large
  • 80% True to size
  • 14% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
88% Felt true to width
  • 88% Felt true to width
  • 6% Felt narrower than marked
  • 6% Felt wider than marked
61% Moderate arch support
  • 36% Excellent arch support
  • 61% Moderate arch support
  • 3% 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# 7786226.
  • 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:
    • Heel Height: 1 12 in
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7.5, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

ASICS Gel-Kinsei® 5

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 35 reviews.

Top Positive Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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I seriously love these shoes. I am a nurse in a busy emergency department, and I wear these 36+ hours every week while doing various activities. I haven't had any problem with the fabric over the toes, and I feel that these shoes are well-made. Yes, they are expensive, but I'd rather shell out this much for shoes than $10,000 for surgery to correct my plantar fasciitis. Plus, look how great they look! I get compliments almost every day.

Read more » « Show less June 2, 2014 by Kelly t
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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I am a loyal Asics wearer and rarely have problems with them,however, this model was very disappointing, especially considering the high price tag. After only a few weeks of running average mileage (10-20 miles per week) the treads were gone on these shoes which lead to pain across the balls of my feet. I poked my big toe through the upper and the laces slip, causing numbness through my toes. Shocked at the lack of durability! Going back to my Kayanos ASAP!

Read more » « Show less January 5, 2014 by Christine
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I seriously love these shoes. I am a nurse in a busy emergency department, and I wear these 36+ hours every week while doing various activities. I haven't had any problem with the fabric over the toes, and I feel that these shoes are well-made. Yes, they are expensive, but I'd rather shell out this much for shoes than $10,000 for surgery to correct my plantar fasciitis. Plus, look how great they look! I get compliments almost every day.

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  • from United States
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I am a loyal Asics wearer and rarely have problems with them,however, this model was very disappointing, especially considering the high price tag. After only a few weeks of running average mileage (10-20 miles per week) the treads were gone on these shoes which lead to pain across the balls of my feet. I poked my big toe through the upper and the laces slip, causing numbness through my toes. Shocked at the lack of durability! Going back to my Kayanos ASAP!

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Moderate arch support

  • from Santa Clarita
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I finally talked myself into buying this shoe after several weeks of debate because of price. I love the comfort of this shoe and have received several compliments. However after only having for two months I noticed a small tear beginning in the toe box. I am very careful with my shoes especially after spending this much money. I called Zappos to find out if there was possibly anything they could do, fully expecting I would be stuck. They immediately looked to see if same shoe was still in stock and had the order placed to send me a replacement. I have always loved Zappos for ease of ordering, quick shipping and easy returns, but was totally blown away by this. I cannot speak highly enough of your excellent customer service. Thank you for taking care of your customers and making it completely hassle free. If shoe quality was better and a little cheaper, I would award 5 stars. Zappos deserves 10 stars for their customer service.

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Moderate arch support

  • from Illinois
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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I bought these shoes based on their looks. They are so cute however after having my first pair for a month the stitching in the tongue of the shoe started to come undone and the netting started to tear apart. I contacted Zappos and they were awesome about sending me a new pair out. I have now had this pair for a little over a month and the netting on them are starting to tear also. I am going to be contacting Zappos and returning these shoes all together. I will hopefully have better luck with a different shoe this time.

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Moderate arch support

Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I was addicted to the Nike Air Pegasus for the longest time and I happened to stumble across these in a shoe store and decided to try them on. Well, needless to say, I have since divorced my Nike Air Pegasus and moved on to the Asics Gel Kensei 5. They are absolutely the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn! I wear these running, walking, on my way to and from work -- and any other occasion where I can get away with wearing them! not only are they the cutest shoe ever - they feel absolutely amazing on the feet. HIGHLY recommend. I am returning two pair of Nike's I had stocked up on over the past few months as I have since moved on and am planning my next 10000 runs with the Asics! Click "Purchase" -- you will not be disappointed.

I'd also recommend: Nike, Donald Pliner, Mizuno

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

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$139.95

Width: B - Medium

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