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ASICS GEL-Kayano 19™ Reviews

226 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

82% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

54% "Excellent arch support"

211 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 4/11/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Overall, I can sum up this review with only one word "WOW"! I used to run cross-country in high school and then continued to runs as an adult. Now, I've certainly tried out running shoes in practically every single brand. Even though I occasionally chose another brand, I keep returning to the Asics GEL-Kayano as my ultimate favorite. And the model GEL-Kayano 19 has definitely not disappointed me once again. These sneakers have great support, with the perfect amount of cushioning and stability. My feet do tend to pronate slightly and I run/walk VERY heavily on my feet. Therefore, I appreciate the right amount of cushioning to prevent the pain that often starts when I run or even just stand on my feet for an extended period of time. These sneakers also possess good stability because my ankles feel well supported without the sneaker being too rigid. I would highly recommend the Asics GEL-Kayano 19 to anyone seeking a comfortable sneaker for everyday wear, as well as, for long distance running.

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15 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 7/1/13
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I bought these shoes for a HIIT class that I attend three days a week and personal training two days a week. I always buy the higher-end Asics (over five years) and it seems that all my friends liked these so much, two others bought them about the same time. We bragged about how awesome they felt, but after about five weeks, we all had shoe melt down. Our feet were all over in our shoes and our calves and feet were aching after running, jumping, etc. I was really disappointed in these shoes for the first time.

Additional 206 GEL-Kayano 19™ ASICS Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 1, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love these shoes. I have plantar fasciitis and these shoes are the only thing that made it better. I wear them all the time now!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago

Big fan of Asics Gel-Kayano for years, but I use this black shoe for miles and miles of walking. Good for travel without looking like a tourist. Like walking on pillows. So comfy!

Brands I'd also recommend: Munro American, Ferragamo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 31, 2013

Anonymous

from FL

I love this shoe! I have worn the Asics Nimbus for the past 8 years but I hated the current colors offered (number 15) so after tons of research, I decided to purchase the Kayano. I needed a shoe with a lot of cushioning because of my proneness to sore knees and because I'm a "heavier" runner. Kayano is an amazing shoe! Coming from the super cushiony Nimbus, I am very happy. This shoe doesn't seem as cushioned (thick) as the Nimbus but it's just as supportive and I haven't had any issues running in them. They are less heavy/bulky than the Nimbus, which I like. I got this shoe in the Black/Pink/Lime color and I love it! It has just the right amount of "bright" colors without being overly crazy. I am 100% happy and would recommend this shoe to those looking for a little more cushion than the lightweight shoes. Also, they are labeled for "over pronators" but I am a "neutral" runner and they worked great still.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Kentucky

The GEL-Kayano 18 had much better support than the new 19.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 1, 2013

Anonymous

 

I bought these shoes for a HIIT class that I attend three days a week and personal training two days a week. I always buy the higher-end Asics (over five years) and it seems that all my friends liked these so much, two others bought them about the same time. We bragged about how awesome they felt, but after about five weeks, we all had shoe melt down. Our feet were all over in our shoes and our calves and feet were aching after running, jumping, etc. I was really disappointed in these shoes for the first time.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 27, 2013

Anonymous

from So. Califonia

I've only worn the Asics Gel-Kayano, and was sadly, sadly, disappointed in the 19. Not only is the cushioning not as plush, and were like wearing a cheaper pair of running shoes. I have no issues with my feet, I run, I do cross-fit, and I'm over 60. I ordered the Saucony Cortana, and was pleasantly surprised! Narrower, less bulky and light. Cushy too! I'm so disappointed in the Asics Gel-Kayano's!

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 29, 2013

Anonymous

from Lake Havasu City, Arizona

I did not quite believe the reviews that said they fit and felt wonderful the first time they were put on. It is true! With the start of Arthritis in the feet these were a wonderful find and worth the money. I need a wide toe box and narrow heel and good cushioning, these are it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 13, 2013

Anonymous

 

These shoes are absolutely fantastic! I've only ever run in Asics and this is my second pair of Kayano 19s. The shoes are really lightweight and yet offer the support that I need so that my chronic hip problems don't flare up - even after a long run. I broke a cardinal running rule when I wore these only once before lacing them up for a half marathon. They were great. Comfortable for a long haul. (I will say, I sized up a full size from my everyday wear shoes, but that's standard running shoe procedure).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 11, 2013

Anonymous

 

This is an extremely comfortable shoe right out of the box. I did not need any break in time. Bought it because it can take an orthodic. I ordered this one and the Gel-Nimbus. Both are fabulous, but I have narrow heels more so on the left heel and have heel slippage in most shoes. This shoe alleviates the problem. It hugs the heels comfortably. It has a nice space and width in the toe bed so my toes have plenty of room to move and are not crunched in or crowded. I take an 8.5 medium size in sneakers and this shoe is true to size. I LOVE ASICS.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 23, 2013

Anonymous

from New York, NY

SO comfortable and supportive. Even better than the GEL-Kayano 17, which I loved. I can understand why I see so many people at the gym, including many of the trainers, wearing these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 22, 2013

Elda R

from Clarksville Tennessee

Wow. What a comfortable shoe. I am a nurse and on my feet all the time. This shoe is very light and comfortable. I work 12 hour shifts. Can only say, very good shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 13, 2013

Jennifer T

from Tulsa

Comfortable from the start. No break-in time. I don't feel a lot of obvious arch support, but I think the overall design of the shoe holds my feet right so that my back is happy. I am on my feet, on tile, for hours at a time, if not all day. My feet feel great in these shoes. The shoes have good air circulation--so watch out on rainy days.

Brands I'd also recommend: Teva

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 12, 2013

Chandra K

from St Simons Island, Georgia

I normally wear a Gel-1170 and they were discontinued so I tried these, reluctantly! They are awesome. I know they are pricey but if you are a runner, these give your foot so much cushion. My feet rarely get tired. These are great. I want a pair in every color! My normal shoe size (non running shoes) is 9. I ordered a 9.5 and they fit perfectly. I used to run in Nike, I am a true Asics fan now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 28, 2013

Vita m

from weston,ma

Nothing but amazing. These shoes are comfy for my somewhat wide foot. They are pretty, the service could not be any better. I love Zappos and these sneaks are so nice I hate to even wear them. But I do and and I love every second in them. Go Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Astoria, New York

The best running shoes ever. I have 3 Asics running shoes and this one is the best of them all. I'm 56 years old and I run 1 mile 2 to 3 times a week. I have a knee problem, but with this shoes I can run without feeling the pain on my knee.

Brands I'd also recommend: Just Asics or Under Armour

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 2, 2013

Anonymous

from Texas

These shoes are the best GEL-Kayano style I have purchased (out of 4). They are incredibly light, even noticeably lighter than the 18's. The fit is a gentle wrap around my very sensitive feet. I am 60 years old with joint pain and run 5-6 miles every morning (and place or win in my age bracket when racing). I need good running shoes. I would give them a 5 only I have noticed the front does not seem as padded as the 18s; however, I would not trade the fit/support and weightlessness to have that minimal difference back. My favorite so far.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

I've worn the Asics Nimbus for the past 8 years for running and I LOVE that shoe. However, I hate the current colors offered so I decided to try out the Kayano. I guess I mistakenly thought with the price they would be similar to the Nimbus. Wrong! They are not even close to the cushion and comfort of the Nimbus. The insoles are much firmer and provide little shock resistance. I am considered a "heavier" runner so I just need a lot of cushion and the Kayano didn't do it for me. I even bought Dr. Scholls Active Inserts and that didn't help. Would not recommend if you are heavy or need more cushion.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 5, 2013

Leena

from Louisville

The wide size wasn't wide at all. Tried in less than 10 minutes and had to get out of them. Too bad they were light, great style but lack comfort for my moderate over pronating feet.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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June 15, 2014

Anonymous

from Midwest, USA

I love this shoe! I usually wear my Asics right out of the box, but this felt a little stiff so it would have needed some "breaking in." But unfortunately, I'm returning this shoe as I cannot justify the high price. Sturdy and good looking shoe! It would probably last forever!

Brands I'd also recommend: I only wear ASICS

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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May 21, 2014

Barb

from Lindenhurst, il

Love them! Actually a shoe that comes in a width that is wide and doesn't just say it is. Love the colors it comes in too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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April 21, 2014

Jennifer F

from Connecticut

This is a great shoe! I have arthritis in my left foot. This shoe give me all the support I need. Love it!! I am going to order a second pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Oklahoma City

Incredibly comfortable! I'm on my feet for 10-12 hours a shift, as a nurse, and these are great. Love Asics!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 17, 2014

Anonymous

 

Loved the shoe. I bought it because of the gel. I was hoping it would held relieve the pain of my neuropathy due to chemotherapy. It has helped. I use them for Jazzercise.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 17, 2014

Kristen B

from New York, NY

I have been wearing Asics for a number of years. My last pair was a pair of Asics Gel Landreth 7, and when looking to replace them I was saddened to learn that they are no longer in production. These shoes are a great replacement. I got the Black/Turquoise/Grape color combo and they look really slick. The highlighter yellow accents almost glow in the dark. I wore my regular Asics size in these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 14, 2014

Victoria K

from Sacramento, CA

I have been in love with GEL-Kayano for several years. I typically purchase them from specialty running stores for significantly more money. The shoes from Zappos were of the same quality and I saved a ton of money. Also, delivery was very fast. I would highly recommend these shoes and Zappos. No need to pay extra at the running store if you know what you want/need.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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