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ASICS GEL-Kayano® 19 Reviews

89 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

86% "Felt true to size"

97% "Felt true to width"

66% "Excellent arch support"

83 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/12/13
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I had GT 2160s but they do not make them anymore. I ponied up the money and bought these shoes. The guy told me these were better than the 2160s. They feel fantastic on your feet when you are just walking around. I was so excited to take them out for the first run. They felt great while running and my feet did not hurt. However, after I got done running and finished stretching I felt a sharp pain in my knee, one that I have never had with my 2160s after running the same distance. I held them up to my 2160s. The Kayano 19 had quite a bit less cushion in the heel and forefoot. I believe this caused the knee pain. I put my 2160s on the next day, ran the same distance and no knee pain. For the money, I am not impressed. I will be taking these back to the store I bought them and getting my money back. The Kayano 18 even has a more cushioned heel than the 19.

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6 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/7/13
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

Really disappointed that Asics stopped making the Kayano 18. After years of searching, thought I found the finest shoe in the 18's. I'm 6'1, weigh 225 and this model does not have the support of the 18's, the heel is much thinner, and I find my hips wearing out faster. Just an average shoe.

Additional 69 GEL-Kayano® 19 ASICS Reviews

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July 24, 2014

Anonymous

from New York

Another pair of Kayanos - my 3rd. As an older, heavier runner, I find they have the support and cushioning I need. I have had a pair of the 18's, and this is my second pair of 19's.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 10, 2014

Jeff S

from Silver Spring, MD

I'm 6'2" around 170 pounds and run up to 50 miles per week. The Kayano has always been a great shoe for me that will easily last 500+ miles. Definitely will buy again and again.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks Trance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 11, 2014

Relaxinto

from Toronto, Canada

I have loved Kayaks for years. Always a size 8. I got there and they have done something different. In these, when I step forward my big toe touches the front. I'm looking to get serious about running now and this won't do. So I ordered 8.5 from zappos and they fit well. The 8s are going back. So I'd say add a half size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 17, 2014

Ian W

from Kingston, Jamaica

Have ran in these sneakers only two times at the time of writing the review. Prior to purchasing the Kayano I use to run with a Nike Lunarlon but my running partners encouraged my to get a real running shoes, so I decided on the Kayano 19 after a little research. These shoes are definitely on a different level from the Lunarlon, interns of comfort and support. The difference in my opinion will be only noticeable for people who run often or long distance, more than 5k. I am very satisfied with my purchase and fits perfect, true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 13, 2014

Brad B

from Central Missouri

You cannot go wrong with this shoe. I am 55 years old and have been buying and jogging in Kayanos for 10+ years. They always fit true to size, are comfortable and the soles wear well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 11, 2014

John L

from Austin, TX

I have worn Gel-Kayanos through 15 pair and am always pleased. At age 73 I love the green - it's an attitude thing. I am always pleased with the service I receive from Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 19, 2014

Shawn M

 

This was my 2nd pair of these shoes! I love the 19 and never saw this color before. Had to jump at them! Always get a ton of compliments. I love the 19's for their great comfort for my running workouts and their durability for my daily gym routine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 10, 2014

Dustin T

from SLC, Utah

I love this shoe! I'm buying another pair before my size is gone. It is one of the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. From the minute I put it on, it's like a nice slipper, yet the support and stability are awesome! I do like the 19 better than the 17 and 18 models I've had in the past.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 25, 2014

Anonymous

 

I just got into running after having never been a runner in my life. These shoes are definitely worth the investment. Any foot pain I had was gone in less than a week after switching to these. Would definitely purchase again once they wear out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 21, 2014

Anonymous

 

I pronate ever so slightly, and "WOW" these things have me striking the ground correctly. And comfortably. And a bit more stylish than I thought that they would be.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 5, 2014

Todd S

from Fort Wayne, IN

I love Asics. I started with the Gel 2000 then the Gel 3000. Last year I moved up to the Gel Kayano 19. Just purchased 2 more pairs. They give just the right amount of stabilization for me. They run about a half size small on my foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 4, 2014

Anonymous

from Alaska

I reached that age where I needed to take an active role in my health maintenance, 41. So I bought my first pair of running shoes, the Kayano 19. The price and the features seemed very appealing as did the free shipping, yes, even to Alaska! My main concern was that due to my size and weight they may not provide the impact protecting qualities I needed. Well, at 6'8" & 270 pounds I was pleasantly surprised that the shin splints that would normally plague me never occurred. The shoes fit great and are very light. Good purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 31, 2014

Anonymous

 

I've always been happy with the Kayanos that I've purchased in the past. So far, I feel like these are probably the best ones I've owned.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 29, 2014

Anonymous

from Idaho

Excellent shoe. Great support and fit. One of the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 28, 2014

Kelsey

from Kimberly, WI

I purchased these for my boyfriend so he could have some nice running shoes. Well, he hasn't "run" in them yet, but I often see him choosing these tennis shoes over his old ones that he always said were great. So overall, these are the new great ones, he often comments how comfortable they are and I think they have a very good look to them too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 25, 2014

Anonymous

from New Orleans, LA

I love these shoes! They fit perfectly and are consistent in size and fit with other Asics products. This is one brand that I have no hesitation in ordering online because I know that they will fit. I liked the color online and they look even better in person.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 21, 2014

Erika Z

from Newport News, VA

These were a gift for my husband. He has terrible trouble with his bunions and requires a wide shoe. I originally ordered a pair of Brooks that were wide, but they hurt his foot almost immediately. He does a lot of intense physical activity and these shoes provide him the support he needs, while providing the most comfort he can get for his bunions. Great shoe for a good price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 15, 2014

Jonathan S

from Omaha, NE

I've been wearing Asics to run in for years. This is my first pair of the Gel-Kayano model. I have run in them for 1 month now. Each time I run, I find myself thinking, I like this shoe. I like the stability. I like the way they feel when I run. I also bought a second pair of the same model just to wear as my daily shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asic Gel Nimbus

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 13, 2014

Anonymous

 

Between my husband and I we own three pairs of these. The best! You forget you have shoes on. Comfy from the the first wear. We have converted from Nike and are not looking back. The only outstanding question we have is how much wear we will get out of them before the honeymoon is over?! Until then we will enjoy every minute.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 10, 2014

Scott

from Virginia

I've been looking for a really good running shoe for work since I'm on my feet all day. I knew Asics would be a great choice(and is a great running shoe) since I've owed them before. This shoe is a no brainer, but that's not why I'm writing this review. I'm writing this review to praise Zappos. I have used Zappos in the past to purchase shoes and as I was looking for the "perfect" running shoe, I had to order and reorder and reorder again from Zappos to find just the right shoe. Zappos never once complained about how many times I ordered, what I ordered or when I ordered they just sent my order (and I must have ordered and returned 5 pairs of shoe)this is the main reason why I am writing this review today. Not to mention the unsurpassed customer service I received while having to ask questions about my order once I found the right shoe. Zappos even offered to give me the discounted/sale price even when I wanted to order the Asics Kayano 19 a month out. Awesome customer service, awesome price awesome choice of products Zappos. Way to go! I will definitely be using you again and again. Thank you Zappos for being so patient.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 8, 2014

Charlene

from Canada

I purchased these runners for my son for his birthday. He had used Kayano 18's for a few years and won't wear anything else. He was very happy with the 19's. He is 6' 3" and weighs about 225 lbs. so requires a good shoe with good arch support as he suffers from plantar fasciitis. The service I received was prompt and when I had to call the help number as my shopping cart wouldn't load they were more than helpful. I would highly recommend purching this shoe from Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2014

Anonymous

from Sag Harbor, New York

In my opinion Asics are great sneakers. I purchased these for my husband who has an extremely wide foot. (4E) I actually wear this style and love them. They fit his foot so they were a keeper! He's on his feet all day so he needs a good sneaker. They also make a more cushioned style that has great reviews but it just wasn't wide enough so we only kept the one pair. He went up half a size. Thank you Zappos for the most amazing service!

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 5, 2014

Anonymous

from New York City

Bought this shoe for my husband for walking and light hiking. He is older, and has a very wide foot. He is very hard to fit and to please, but finds this shoe very comfortable. The sole absorbs a lot of impact.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 5, 2014

Neal

from Smithville TX

I went to Luke's Locket in Austin TX to get a proper running shoe for my aching feet as I had started to run more regularly. After trying many different options I found these to be the best fit and have been using them for about the last year. Overall very happy with them and my Morton's Neuroma has not acted up from running since getting them. I am having some pain in my other toes but that was due to bad form on the elliptical not the shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 2, 2014

Anonymous

from New Haven, CT

Great shoes in in 4E width. Other online shoe sellers and many brick and mortar stores only have shoes in M width. Buying the right Asics Gel-Kayano's for my feet was easy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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