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ASICS GEL-Kahana® 6 Reviews

281 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

51% "Excellent arch support"

263 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/7/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

About me: I'm a casual runner--a handful of miles a week if that. My exercise includes jogging, sprints, calisthenics, interval style work-outs and weights. I like to use the same shoe for everything and while a cross-trainer is most likely better suited for my needs I prefer running shoes and haven't had any problems. About the shoe: I purchased a size 7 wide with the bright orange accents. The orange is very bright: think neon. I happen to like this as orange is a color I like and the appearance of the shoe is invigorating... I went with the wide because previous reviews mentioned the shoe runs narrow and I have a somewhat wide foot. Feel... Fabulous. Roomy toe box gives enough room for my toes, good support throughout my movements, and excellent cushioning when I strike the ground. Previously, I wore Brooks GTS 12 size 7 wide & I enjoyed that shoe very much as well, though, if purchasing Brooks again I'd go with a normal fit because I feel that model runs wide. Zappos is a phenomenal site with excellent selection and superior customer service that is second to none.

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18 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/30/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

The shoe looks great but when I tried on my normal size 9.5 medium width it was so snug, the shoe was stiff, and it felt like a trail sneaker. The inside cushioning feels up to quality. If you have a narrow foot maybe you ll like this shoe. In the picture it looks great but in person it looks cheaply made. I always have trouble finding sneakers but I've mostly worn Nike the more flexible ones not the stiff narrow air max tailwind series. Most recently Nike dual fusion and pegasus 28 models. The newer models are never made like the last great ones. Recently I tried the Brooks adrenaline gts 12 in wide width, The 9.5 medium gave me foot pain where I over pronate on the out side of the food, and the wide width fixed that. What a great ride, the sneaker does most of the work as you walk, it rolls of the ground. Good luck in your search. I love zappos super fast service!

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Carlsbad, CA

If you love Gel Kayanos, you will love these shoes. Was looking for shoe to take to Galapagos to walk over rough, rocky, sometimes lava but not too heavy. I have plantar fasciitis that is under control by wearing the right shoes. Tevas, Solomon, and Keen just didn't have right arch support or cushioning. (Thank you Zappos for return policy.) These were perfect. Didn't need breaking in at all. Handled rough surfaces just fine. Stable on rocky trails. Will wear for local hiking and walking. Size is exact for Asics, which is 1/2 size up from my street shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: AGL

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 16, 2012

Anonymous

from southern, PA

Great shoe, a little snug on top of the instep but fit well. For the money totally worth it. Jogger 15 to 20 miles/week.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

June 25, 2012

Tabitha N

from United States

These are my first pair of Asics and I'm a fan. I love the color (which is notably brighter orange than the images indicate). Think tangerine. The shoes are comfortable but felt odd the first day or so. I got an 8.5 and they fit but I could probably as easily have worn an 8. I wear an 8 in dress shoes but typically an 8.5 in Adidas.

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas (especially the trail shoes)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

June 10, 2012

Maria s

from alliance, ohio

These are so cushion-y and colorful! Nice tread for trail running. Thinking of getting another pair in a different color to mix it up! Love Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Milton, GA

I am a big fan of Asics Kahanas. I've had them since Kahana3. These are a great fit, great price and great color. No hotspots when walking or running. Great to shop in as well - fantastic arch support and roomy toe box. I always get my running shoes 1/2 size larger and that was right for this shoe as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

I happen to love these sneakers. If you have even slightly wide feet I would recommend going with the wide width. I generally wear regular width, and originally ordered the regular ones, but exchanged for the wide width to guarantee comfort and no pain. They look great, they're comfortable, and I've done elliptical, walking, and Jazzercise (dance aerobics) in them successfully.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 27, 2012

Traci

from Wisconsin Rapids

These are the best shoes I have had in a long time! I usually buy Adidas, but went out of my comfort zone this time, and I am glad I did! I walk 3 miles each day, not much of a workout, but these shoes work best for me. They are truly comfortable shoes...will buy Asics again!

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 30, 2012

Anonymous

from ny, ny

The shoe looks great but when I tried on my normal size 9.5 medium width it was so snug, the shoe was stiff, and it felt like a trail sneaker. The inside cushioning feels up to quality. If you have a narrow foot maybe you ll like this shoe. In the picture it looks great but in person it looks cheaply made. I always have trouble finding sneakers but I've mostly worn Nike the more flexible ones not the stiff narrow air max tailwind series. Most recently Nike dual fusion and pegasus 28 models. The newer models are never made like the last great ones. Recently I tried the Brooks adrenaline gts 12 in wide width, The 9.5 medium gave me foot pain where I over pronate on the out side of the food, and the wide width fixed that. What a great ride, the sneaker does most of the work as you walk, it rolls of the ground. Good luck in your search. I love zappos super fast service!

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike dual fusion, nike pegasus 28, brooks adrenaline

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 10, 2014

RC F

from Massachsetts

Absolutely the best running shoe I've bought. I use them for road running, not trail running, although they are a trail shoe. I will be bereft when/if Asics retires this shoe. Just the best. Caveat: I wear a size 7 shoe, but order an 8 in Asics running shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 31, 2014

Gail O

from CT

It's hard to get WIDE in woman's sneakers and to find it in stores. Zappos had them! I only wear Asics so this shoe fits the bill for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 18, 2014

Leslie J

from Salt Lake City, Utah

I love the ASICS Gel-Kahana, I buy a new pair each time I wear them out. I run and walk with them on the road and trails and the sturdy sole is perfect for rocky terrain.

Brands I'd also recommend: i am loyal to asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 16, 2014

Cyndi M

from Cankton, Louisiana

Great shoe! The only thing I have to complain about are the shoelaces not being long enough for my fat wide feet! I just got some longer ones in Neon Orange so it's all good now! Very comfortable shoe!

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 14, 2014

~kim

from United States

These have been the best shoes ever for me. Extremely comfortable from day one with no "break in" period necessary. Cradle my foot nicely, no movement or sliding of my foot while walking or running! ASICS will be my now "go to" brand as they fit well, have great support in arch, heel and overall. Previously I've worn Saucony, Ryka, and Avia, but the ASICS are by far my favorite.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 11, 2014

MLC

from Los Angeles

These are the most comfortable running shoes that I have ever owned. I ran a four mile trail run without any issues even on the first run.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 8, 2014

Anonymous

from So Cal

These are my second pair of Asics Kahana 6. I exercise walk on dirt trails every day, and some of the hills have pretty good inclines. These shoes have a great grippy sole, and is well-cushioned and handle the terrain wonderfully. Never have had hot spots or rubbing anywhere on my feet. The uppers have held up well, I just wear out the sole from all the mileage I put on! I highly recommend this shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 8, 2014

Anonymous

from Cannon Falls, MN

Very comfortable shoe first time you put them on. This is my second pair of this model Kahana and would stick with this style in future most comfortable and lightweight workout shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sketchers Avia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 18, 2013

Love2bfit24

from SanDiego

Love my trail shoes! Super comfy and great support. Run 3-4 times a week on rocky terrain. Shoes have done a terrific job!! Highly recommend these if you are a trail runner or need a stable hiking shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 11, 2013

Lisa N

from Trinidad,Texas

I am happy to say that this is this best pair of shoes that I have bought! I love my ASICS GEL's... I have back problems and it has caused me to have problems with my feet . I have tried a few other name brands and they didn't help but my daughter told me to try ASICS GEL and due to my back I don't like to walk around a store so I found Zappos.com and they had just so many to choose from but I love the orange so I ordered them and was so shocked when within a couple of days my shoes were here. They are just awesome I am so pleased with my shoes and now Zappos is where I will do my shopping! I give them a 10+. #1 in my book!

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike, Under Armour, Vans

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 27, 2013

Kristine D

from Elkview, WV

This is one awesome trail shoe. I ran a Tough Mudder in these...no blisters, no foot pain, no slipping on the greasy, hilly, muddy trail. Everyone else was falling and slipping and I did not fall once! I Highly recommend. :)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 6, 2013

Rebecca

from morgan hill, cali

I wear a 12 narrow but usually buy 12 b for tennis shoes because the laces adjust. The first time I wore these I hiked 14 miles to clouds rest in Yosemite, they were perfect - so comfy and grippy on rocks. I packed my old shoes just in case but I didn't need them. Love these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 13, 2013

Susan

from Carson City, NV

For the price, these are a great athletic shoe. They have the good Asics fit, with plenty of arch support and cushion throughout the entire sole. The traction is great on dirt/gravel surfaces, and kind of makes you stride forward easier. I ordered my usual size for a running shoe, which is 1/2 size larger than my regular shoes. I do need wide athletic shoes, and the wider option is perfect at the toes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mizuno, Merrel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 16, 2013

Priscilla W

from Los Angeles, CA

I love these Kahana 6s! First the color caught my eye, but I put them on and felt like, "Ah, yes, Asics!" I have been buying Asics shoes (Kahana/Kayano) for years and love them. I always get the 7W and these fit just like the others, perfectly! They are a bit stiffer than other running shoes because they are trail shoes, which is what I wanted. They provide great support, too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 9, 2013

Anonymous

from Colorado

I have been running on Montrails for trail running for the past two years and thought that I would try Asics this time around since I love their regular (non-trail specific) shoes for the gym and the treadmill. I have to say, these shoes are fantastic. They are very comfortable and supportive. I ordered a size 7 first and returned them for a 7½, but they fit great after I got that sorted. They are holding up well and overall I am very happy with this purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 15, 2013

Anonymous

 

I purchased these shoes for my daughter who is a nurse and needs a good shoe. It provides great support, is true to size and has a smooth interior.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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February 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Sacramento, ca

Very comfortable and good heel cushion. I always use an arch support so I'm not sure about that.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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