Asics GEL-Kayano 20

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Asics GEL-Kayano 20
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You eschew tradition except when it comes to your running shoes. The Asics Women's Gel-Kayano 20 Running Shoe is born from two decades of Asics engineering and experience in creating industry-leading running shoes. Updated for a female foot with gender-specific cushioning and an additional 3mm of heel-forefoot drop (as compared to the Men's Kayano 20), this durable road runner will keep you smiling, mile after mile after mile.
FluidFit uppers combine multi-directional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements to give your foot a custom fit straight out of the box. ComforDry sockliner snugs your foot in softness if you're going commando. Antimicrobial treatment on the lining abates the dramatic shoe-stink you've been known to generate, though won't do anything to disable the power of your shirt. The FluidRide midsole balances minimal weight with maximum cushioning, all the while keeping in mind you're a lady. The gender-specific cushioning reduces the top layer on the midsole, keeping the line of communication between your foot and the ground wide open. Gel up front and in the heel cushions your footstrike for a smooth ride.
Exoskeletons on bugs are creepy and crunchy, but the exoskeleton on the Kayano isn't frightening. The heel-clutching system optimizes fit, reduces slippage, and boosts support for the over-pronators amongst us. Neutral runners need not fear the Dynamic DuoMax or the Guidance Trusstic System: regardless of your gait pattern; these systems enhance support and gait efficiency. The DuraSponge and AHAR outsole softens the blow of your footstrike while standing up the rough and tumble world of asphalt and concrete streets.

Lining and Layers:

  • Vertical flex groove in ASICS GEL-Kayano 20 Road-Running Shoes outsoles follows the line of progression throughout the gait cycle to enhance gait efficiency


  • ASICS FluidFit™ upper technology with multi-directional stretch mesh and stretch reinforcements that adapt to the athlete's foot, for a glove-like fit.
  • Heel Clutching System™ exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel-fitting environment.


  • Strategically placed stretch materials are used in the uppers to create a personalized, performance fit that reduces buckling and the chance of skin irritation
  • High-performance blown rubber outsoles have abrasion-resistant material in the heels; forefoot material cushions and boosts traction
  • Wicking polyester linings move excess moisture away from feet and dry fast
  • Guidance Trusstic System® integrates Guidance Line® construction for enhanced gait efficiency, while providing mid foot structural integrity.
  • Lightweight, flexible synthetic textile and polyester mesh uppers offer maximum breathability and comfort; memory foam-lined collars mold to each foot for amazing comfort


  • Dual-density midsoles improve stability and support
  • FluidRide™ midsole technology provides the combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability.

Support and Cushioning:

  • Forefoot and hindfoot GEL® silicone-based cushioning inserts absorb excess shock in all directions for great stability
  • ComforDry™ sockliner for cushioning performance and anti-microbial properties for a cooler, drier environment.
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Cushioning Systems reduces shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • Dynamic DuoMax® Support System enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support.


  • DuraSponge and Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) blend outsole


  • Plus 3
  • 13mm heel-forefoot drop
  • I.G.S® Impact Guidance System enhances natural gait.
  • The women's ASICS GEL-Kayano 20 Road-Running Shoes proudly carry the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Shock absorption
  • Impact Guidance System, Dynamic DuoMax suppport
  • Neutral to over pronation stability.
Join the following of this legendary style as the ASICS® GEL-Kayano® celebrates its 20th anniversary. With a redesigned upper and new midsole components, you can count on the unsurpassed fit and dynamic ride it has come to be know for.
Successor to the GEL-Kayano 19, SKU# 8036997.
A running shoe built for the moderate overpronator who requires a combination of cushioning and enhanced stability.
Breathable, open mesh upper with durable and supportive synthetic overlays.
™ upper technology combines multidirectional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapt to the foot to promote a glove-like fit.
™ is made up of an exoskeletal heel counter that promotes an improved fit and increased support.
Breathable fabric lining ensures a great in-shoe feel.
Molded foam insole for light underfoot cushioning and comfort.
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.
™ midsole technology delivers a supreme combination of energy return and cushioning with reduced weight and optimal durability.
Rearfoot & forefoot Gel® cushioning systems work together to better attenuate impacting shock and allow the foot to move fluidly throughout the gait cycle.
Gender-Specific Forefoot Cushioning - A top layer of injected Solyte® for increased underfoot cushioning.
Dynamic DuoMax® System increases stability and support with reduced weight and enhanced platform comfort.
™ - A gender-specific technology in which 3mm of height is added to help alleviate achilles tension.
AHAR® (ASICS High Abrasion Rubber) is known for its supreme durability and is strategically placed throughout high-wear areas of the outsole.
DuraSponge® forefoot outsole material is comprised of a blown AHAR® rubber for superior cushioning and long-lasting wear.
® integrates Guidance Line® construction to enhance gait efficiency while promoting mid-foot structural integrity.
Plush tongue and collar for added comfort.

The Asics GEL-Kayano 20 Running Shoe for Women is the 20th anniversary update for the GEL-Kayano series. This popular Asics running shoe is newly equipped with the FluidFit upper and the FluidRide midsole for optimum all-round fit, making this running shoe ahead of its time.

The legendary GEL-Kayano® celebrates its 20th Anniversary with updates to the upper and midsole, in the ASICS Women's GEL-Kayano® 20 running shoes. FluidFit™ upper and FluidRide™ midsole assure unsurpassed fit and ride for your miles on the road.


Run in comfort! The women's ASICS GEL-Kayano 20 Road-Running Shoes offer cushion and support to keep your feet happy if you're a neutral runner or one who exhibits mild to moderate overpronation.


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Average footwear weight (pair):Unavailable
Footwear closure:Lace-up
Footwear height:Ankle
Heel Height:1 1⁄2 in
Heel-to-toe drop:13mm drop
Midsole:Dual-density polymer compound/gel inserts
Platform Height:1 in
Running shoe type:Cushioning
Support:Nylon shank
Upper:Polyester mesh/synthetic textile overlays
Weight:9 oz

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Amazing shoes and I am so happy to find this in black with my favorite colors as accents. I am 65 and have hip and knee problems. These shoes with the right arch support for my flat feet are heaven. Because they are black, I can wear them to work. I now wear them all the time. Before I had these shoes, I was in constant pain and was having trouble walking. Now I walk in adorable shoes (because of the colors) that have the support and cushion I need to avoid aggravating the problem as I work to improve my flexibility and strength - and I can walk for exercise now. The difference is amazing. This gives me so much hope. I JUST WISH SOMEONE SOLD 100% COTTON SOCKS THESE DAYS!!! I am not interested in all the reasons given for the new blend socks. I just want to be able to get quality 100% cotton socks again!! How can an entire industry let us down like that?
Anonymous - customer at on 02/04/2014
Wow, I just adore these. I have been trying to find the perfect pair of running shoes that I can wear all day (12 or more hours on my feet)- and here they are! I bought a pair of the gel-kayano 19s, but found that I wasn't in LOVE (it was probably just the color choices, honestly) so I returned them for a pair of the 20s. Not only did I have a WONDERFUL customer service experience, but I am just infatuated with these shoes. They are my first pair of Asics, and I just can't talk them up enough. They seem lighter than the 19s (in a good way). SO comfortable from the moment you put them on and for the entire duration of wear, SO supportive, and SO pretty! These are just the best. Also, couldn't get them from a better place than Zappos- I really love you guys!
Lili - customer at on 01/21/2014
Shoes are fantastic! Zappos fast service replacing 1st order which box said 11.5 but shoes inside 11. Best shoes purchased in years. Roomy in toes, stylish, well cushioned & great support. My feet love this shoe. Asics Gel rocks.
Loretta B - customer at on 01/25/2014
Only running shoe I have been able to wear. I have neuropathy and my feet are very sensitive. Very important that it comes in 12 .5. Most shoes only come in 12 or 13. Please keep making this size.
Fritzie N - customer at on 01/25/2014
Comfy, but a little too narrow for me to run in. Ordered wide, but they're a bit narrow for a wide. Also, a half size up is a good idea.
Anonymous - customer at on 02/09/2014