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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:

83% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 8% Half size too Large
  • 83% True to size
  • 8% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
82% Felt true to width
  • 82% Felt true to width
  • 9% Felt narrower than marked
  • 9% Felt wider than marked
57% Moderate arch support
  • 39% Excellent arch support
  • 57% Moderate arch support
  • 4% 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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ASICS Gel-Kinsei® 5

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

Top Positive Review

1 person 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

1 person 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
1 person 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
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Not for a wider foot. Exceptionally comfortable. Stays tied as you put it. Good cushion for the heel. Good looking, too! Doesn't make your foot look bigger than it is. I wear a ten so that matters.

I'd also recommend: Brooks

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  • from New York City
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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OMG - these are like wearing pillows on my feet! I own a fitness studio, so I workout for a living and my feet take a real pounding. I am an Asics girl through and through, and honestly am beyond pleased with these shoes. Great cushion, great support, love the style (but even if I didn't I'd recommend them anyway)... pillows I tell you! The price is steep, but I plan on using my feet for at least 40+ more years, so it's worth the investment. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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Felt true to size

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Poor Support

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Moderate arch support

  • from Dearborn, MI
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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ASICS Gel-Kensei trainers have been my go to sneaker for years for gym training. While this color combo seemed a touch masculine to me at first but I've adjusted to it. Support, cushioning is excellent. Others have noted that the mesh front tore quickly but a month in my trainers are fine.

Fit Survey

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Excellent arch support

  • from Houston
$200.00

Width: B - Medium

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