Shoe Review

Asics Kayano 24


Kayano 24


Men US 6 -16
Women US 5 -13

I have been running in the Kayano 24 for approx. 2 months now. The Majority of running outdoor, mostly on pavement and dirt running tracks, running approx. 5km 2-3 times per week. To date i am impressed with the comfort, its ride and cushioning. The additional pitch in the sole has helped with tight calves.

ORTHOLITE® X-40 SOCKLINER : This premium sockliner features higher rebound properties while providing excellent moisture management and a high-level of breathability (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC.)

he clutch counter external heel bracing system used removes the internal component in the heel and replaces the heel counter to the outside of the shoe – it is designed this way to decrease friction and irritation and create the best possible fit around the heel. While this external heel system does achieve a custom and personalised feel when reviewed on our computer gait analysis program - Silicon coach, it demonstrated a mild lateral shift with an orthoses in shoe at contact phase. Hence anyone running with orthotics or striking heavily might find there isn’t enough strength around the heel counter to support and hold the foot at heel strike. I love this shoe as a walking and running shoe. . I am a moderate pronator and strike laterally at contact so found the Kayano alone was not enough support for running any distance.
With the clutch heel counter I would not recommend using orthoses with this shoe and maybe look at the 2000 as an alternative

FLUIDFIT® UPPER :ASICS FluidFit® upper technology combines multi-directional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapt to the athlete's foot, creating a truly customized glove-like fit.

DYNAMIC DUOMAX™ SUPPORT SYSTEM : This evolution of DuoMax® system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support.

GUIDANCE LINE® MIDSOLE TECHNOLOGY: Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.

GUIDANCE TRUSSTIC SYSTEM™ TECHNOLOGY: This Trusstic System® Technology integrates Guidance Line® construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity.

Durable and excellent traction . Not tested over great mileage yet.

excellent upper comfort and breathability.

A great fit in the asics range with a purpose. Ensure you consult with our podiatry team before purchasing this shoe to ensure it suits your biomechanical needs

mild pronators


Alicia Foster