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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:

79% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 7% Half size too Large
  • 79% True to size
  • 14% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
85% Felt true to width
  • 85% Felt true to width
  • 8% Felt narrower than marked
  • 8% Felt wider than marked
54% Moderate arch support
  • 42% Excellent arch support
  • 54% 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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Customer Reviews

ASICS Gel-Kinsei® 5

Average rating is 3 out of 5 from a total of 28 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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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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Love this shoe. I have trouble with shoes rubbing bones on my feet but these don't. They also have good cushion. I'm just having to order a larger size.

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Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Love these shoes! I had my first pair for 9 months, and this last pair for less than a month and they both ripped. Seriously these shoes were the most comfortable running shoes I've ever had. If it wasn't for the price tag and the ripping...I would have rated a 5 star! Kind of disappointed in my Asics!

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Excellent arch support

  • from IL
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I LOVE these shoes. They feel like you are walking on a cloud, but without the high heel drop of most neutral running shoes. I felt they run about a 1/2 size small. I am a true 6(36) in just about every shoe. For the Kensei 5 I needed a 6.5. I have an exceptionally high arch, with a medium width foot, and there is plenty of room in the toe box. I use these to run, and train with my trainer. When I run, I don't get any pain in my knees, hips or ankles, and they did not require any break-in period. I do a lot of high impact cross-training, and they protect me very well. Now, let's talk quality. I purchased my first pair in January 2014, and they get a decent amount of wear. They are beginning to show signs of deterioration mostly in the thin mesh in the toe box. Other than that, the treads are still ok, and the cushioning is still good. Would the bit of breakdown deter me from purchasing 3 more pairs before they change the model. ABSOLUTELY NOT! They are currently in my shopping cart!

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

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Poor Support

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Moderate arch support

  • from Chicago, IL
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great running shoe, as all Asics are, but jury is out as to whether or not they are worth more than the other Asics gel running shoes that are priced much less - as I have only had them a month now We shall see So far, so good - but unless you are a marathon runner, I'd probably save the money and get a less expensive gel Asics running shoe. I feel no difference in these versus my old pair, which cost a lot less to be honest. I'm hoping these expensive ones last a little longer is all. I run about 3 times a week - 3 miles or so and do boot camp classes in these shoes. Hope that helps!

I'd also recommend: ASICS SHOES ONLY for running

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  • from Atlanta, GA
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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After owning these shoes for about 6 months at best I am so disappointed in them. I street run maybe 10-12 miles a week. These shoes have fallen apart on me. They have torn where my big toe hits and about another inch below as well as along the inside seam.

I'd also recommend: Salomons

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Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

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Moderate arch support

  • from Kinnelon NJ
$200.00

Width: B - Medium

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