Asics Gel Kayano 20 Women’s
Running Shoe Review

You may want to check into the Asics Gel Kayano 20 if your feet over-pronate and support is your primaryconcern in a running shoe.

ASICS Women's GEL-Kayano 20

This shoe is designed to maximize support so that you can go for long runs or train for the race of a lifetime without sacrificing comfort or safety. This is a shoe designed for runners with over-pronation problems, but will they actually deliver the support and guidance your feet need to run smoothly?

Noteworthy Features of the Asics Gel Kayano 20:

  • Advanced support system
  • Gel cushioning
  • Shock-absorbing heel
  • Guidance line
  • Achilles-relief support system
  • Anti-bacterial sock liner
  • Reflective accents

Advanced Support System

This is the feature that makes Asics Gel Kayano 20 an ideal running shoe for runners who overpronate. The support system is designed to correct overpronation for a smooth transition from heel to toe. Combine this with the gel cushion inserts and you see why many overpronaters find these shoes ideal for long runs.

Gel Cushioning

Some running shoes use foam for cushion, but you get the benefit of gel inserts with the Kayano 20 running shoe. The gel is located at the front and back of the shoe and is designed to absorb more of the impact from your foot hitting the ground. This reduces some of the stress placed on your joints and muscles when you run.

GEL-Kayano 20 Heel

Shock-Absorbing Heel

This is just another added level of support to reduce the amount of shock absorbed by your joints and muscles while running. The heel also has a dual layer of memory foam for soft comfort.

Guidance Line

This line is actually a groove in the bottom of the shoe toward the front. It is designed to guide the foot toward a more natural, healthier gait. The shoe also features two guidance support systems that help bring the foot in line for a natural stride as well.

Achilles-Relief Support System

When you look at these running shoes, you will notice that the bottom of the shoe has a stacked appearance. The sole seems to have two layers that stack up higher than many other running shoes. This design provides extra Achilles support and should help relieve discomfort or pain for some runners. This is a unique design that you won’t find on many other shoes in the market today.

Anti-Bacterial Sock Liner

Are you worried about your running shoes starting to smell or collecting bacteria from your sweaty runs? The sock liner in the Asics Gel Kayano 20 is designed to fight these problems with anti-bacterial materials.

Reflective Accents

If you run at night or in other low-light conditions, you will appreciate the reflective lines incorporated into the stylish design of these shoes.

What are Runners Saying?

There is overwhelming support for these Asics running shoes as long as your feet truly need support for over-pronation. If your feet do not run in that fashion, you may not receive support in the correct place for your feet and it won’t feel comfortable. Runners who over-pronate love this shoe for the extra support placed throughout the shoe as well as the comfortable cushioning.


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