Finally, after two terrible generations (23 & 24) Asics Gel-Kayanos are back to the old style and fit. I’ve been wearing Asics Gel-Kayanos for over 10 years and was very distraught with the poor quaility of the previous two models which were narrow and lacked depth- my feet just didn’t fit in them even a whole size up and wide width. The 25s are wide width, roomy in the box and have depth and ankle coverage for my orthodics to fit comfortably inside. I ordered these 1/2 size up which wasn’t necessary as these are true to size, but the extra allows room for my feet to swell. Thank Goodness Asics listened and brought back the quality and fit. I’ve been waiting to try the 25s for about a year now, ordered them immediately and went for a run to test thdm out. I am so glad they are back to normal. ???????? I ordered the size 10 regular width
I have worn these shoes for over 3 months now and on average I wear it 10 hours a day. I have over pronated ankles, especially my right leg, the style of the shoe has prevented my ankle from rolling when ever Iwalk, stand, or run. At first my long pinky toes were rubbing against the fabric and it was slight irritated/numb for the first two weeks. Good buy after your feet adjust to the shape, and Igot it the same size as my Nike shoes. 9.5
Everybody feels that when they put on some new tennis shoes, the past tennis was better. I have had more than 5 pairs of Kayano. Practically all are equal, perhaps a little wide and others a little long. But all are basically the same, just change the color and design. The only thing I do not like is that it is still expensive for those who offer it.
Haven't tried them out yet, but trying on feels similar to my old 19's. I had to order 1/2 size larger and a D width. My 19's were regular width and regular size 8 I normally wear. Wish Asics would make the D width in prettier colors, black would be great!
my first real running shoes but they are comfortable, feel secure and supportive, nice heel area and good toe room. they feel very sturdy. quite happy.
Everyone's foot is different, everyone does not fit in the same type of shoe. I loved the last two models (23 & 24).
I have attached pictures of my foot in both the 24's (blue) and the 25's (black). You can see the difference in the two shoes. I know my 24's are worn in, but I was able to put on the 24's out of the box and go for a 16 mile run right away without any problems. They just felt great right away.
The toe box in the 25's looks and feels much wider. They do not hug my foot like I want it to. Now that I think back, with my older ASICS Kayano models I would order a half size up and a narrow width instead of a regular, maybe that is the trick with these for me. The 25's also have more of a cushion and they feel a bit heavier. I tried HOKA's because of all the rave and the extra cushion, thinking that the more cushion the better, but my legs, hips, feet just didn't like them. They had so much cushion I felt like I was running through mud and my legs and hips felt out of alignment while I was running. I don't want to test that out on these shoes and be out $160. I am returning these shoes without going for a run in them and going back with the 24's for this running season.
The Kayano 25's are not for me. I just wish Asics would pick a fit and stick with it instead of changing the fit every few years.