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ASICS GEL-Kinsei® 4 Reviews

29 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

97% "Felt true to size"

93% "Felt true to width"

62% "Excellent arch support"

27 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/21/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

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.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 8/8/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

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.

Additional 9 GEL-Kinsei® 4 ASICS Reviews

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January 23, 2014

Dr. T

from United States

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!"

Brands I'd also recommend: None

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 27, 2013

Anonymous

from NYC

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.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 29, 2013

Bronxzou

from Tysons Corner, VA

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.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 17, 2013

Thomas E

from Moultrie,Ga.

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.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mizuno wave 16

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 13, 2013

Art P

from United States

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.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 7, 2013

Dave G

from Bemidji, Minnesota

I wore the Asics Gel-Kinsei 4 for my first marathon October 2013. I enjoyed the ride. They are roomy but not loose. My steps felt secure and comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Under Armor

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 30, 2013

Tim M

from Denver Colorado

This shoe is not only the most comfortable running shoe I own, but for a wide foot, it fits me perfect at medium. I have 3 pair now and bought my daughter and wife a pair also.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 10, 2013

Chris

from Sarasota, FL

A friend of mine mentioned I should look into these shoes as I like to run and cross train. Boy, was it good advice because they feel great and offer support for running, lifting and jumping.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stick with these

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 23, 2013

Robert

from San Antonio , Tx

I don't normally do reviews but I had to do it. If you are looking for a very supportive shoes and colors that will catch everyone attention, these are your shoes. The shoes really are great and well worth the price with a perfect mix of support, cushion and style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 21, 2013

Anonymous

 

I've worn athletic shoes all my life: Nike, New Balance, Adidas, even Asics (Kayano), etc. I will say the Kinsei is the best shoe I have ever worn! I run about 20 miles a week.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Awesome running shoes for the serious marathoner. I've worn a pair of this Asics Kinsei 4 for four of the marathons that I've completed this year and it is very dependable. If you're looking for stability and comfort, then this pair is for you. You will wear this pair for a long time for it doesn't wear away as fast as the other ones I've used prior. I will definitely buy another pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 7, 2013

Stephen

from Florida

I run 6 to 7 miles a day, usually in the morning. I wanted something that made me visible and could take the pounding of the asphalt. These shoes take care of both my needs. They are true to size and give me the lift in the heel I require. A bit pricy but worth the price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Palo Alto, CA

After realizing how much I liked the woman's version of Kinsei, I bought my boyfriend a pair. He absolutely loves it and declares it the most comfortable pair of shoes he has. It offers a lot of stability and weight distribution/absorption during our runs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 27, 2013

Annie

from Shreveport, LA

I bought these for my husband who runs many miles a week. It was love when the shoes first hit the pavement! He said the support and cushion was supreme. He only wears Asics but these were even a "step" above for Asics!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago, Il

Unbelievable! The strike and the way they track are very smooth. Asics keeps getting more money for the high end shoe, this one is worth it. I have run in the Kayano, and Kinetic for a long time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Armed Forces, Pacific

I am by no means a shoe guru, but these shoes are far and away the best I have ever had the pleasure of wearing. They are well worth the investment and then some! I could never go back to running with anything else, they are as comfortable and as light as running on clouds!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 11, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great shoe! I usually only wear Nike because of their comfort and durability but these Asics are actually better than some Nike's I've owned. Truthfully they should be for what they cost.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Alexandria MN

Arrived as promised and are very nice. I just started running and this is my 1st pair of running shoes ever so I don't know what to say except that my shoes I started running in where a cheaper pair from Walmart and my feet hurt and legs cramped up on me and with my new shoes my feet no longer hurt and no leg cramps and I can run a half mile further then before I received the new shoes. Hope this helps. ~Dan from Alexandria MN

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 2, 2012

Mg

from Las Vegas

Best shoes I've ever owned. I run 50+ miles per week and theses did what they were supposed to do. Yes, after 12 weeks the entire outer black rubber heel pad wore down to the Gel... but it has to in order to protect and cushion properly. On my way to buy a replacement pair now to break in for Marathon in 3 weeks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 24, 2012

Jake H

from United States

I got these about a month ago to replace my GT-2150s. I've put about 150 miles on them in that time and they've been great. They are very comfortable and my knees and ankles haven't been as sore as usual. The only thing I have noticed is that the lacing system seems to put a little pressure on the top of my foot under the last couple laces near the ankle. I don't notice it after the first couple of miles, so it hasn't bothered me too much. They broke in really quickly and I'll definitely stick with the Kinsei for my next pair of running shoes. Overall I'm very happy with these shoes, best running shoes I've ever had.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 4, 2012

Bryan

from Vancouver, Washington

Got the shoes have been to the club many times the support is great and the comfort is unbelievable,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 12, 2013

Anonymous

 

Got these as a gift after wearing Kayano's since they first cam out. These are not as supportive but they are comfortable and light. People who need lots of arch support and pronation control should stick with Kayano's and 21- series shoes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 2, 2013

Sylvain R

from United States

Got these yesterday. I run about 30 miles a week. These shoes seem to run bigger than usual (1/2 size). They also seem heavier than my Nike Pegasus and the sole seems very rigid to favor a good push when running. Good arch support and comfortable. Will update in a week or two. Maybe, I just need to get used to them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 6, 2013

Anonymous

 

Worst purchase of my life. Two weeks in and I have buyers remorse. I always had Adidas, but heard so many people rave about Asics, so I sprung for the Asics GEL-Kinsei 4. I cannot run in them outside or on a treadmill. After a few blisters the first two days, those went away after I got rid of the flimsy insole; however, my legs are so sore with these shoes, I can only do 25% of my normal routine. They feel heavier than any shoe I have had, and it seems like I am running with snow shoes on. Don't spend the extra money, thinking there is more quality, I did not find it with these pair of Asics.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

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