What is the weight difference between ASICS GEL-KAYANO 20 and ASICS GEL-KAYANO 20 LITE-SHOW?

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Kayano is a household name for runners. It is synonymous with stability shoe and the 23rd edition does not disappoint.

It remains true to its core, yet brings something new to the table, thanks to Flytefoam in the sole unit. This gives probably the lightest ride that this reviewer has had in Kayanos before.

While ASICS boasts more flexibility in the mid-foot, it is still a very stiff shoe. Despite improvements in weight, it did not feel flexible which sacrificed speed. This is par to the course however and does not come as a surprise.

Asics Gel-Kayano 23 General Info

Asics Gel-Kayano 23 – Pair

This is the 23rd edition of the Kayano. When it comes to stability, it is ASICS’ pride and joy. Without a doubt, it is the flagship shoe for them.

It competes with the likes of Brooks’ Adrenaline GTS line and the Nike Odyssey but aims to stay a step ahead of the rest.

First impressions were positive upon unboxing. The colorway is classic but...

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The eye-catching design of the Asics Men's GEL-Kayano 22 LITE-SHOWTM will allow your inner nocturnal animal to run free after the sun goes down. This special edition running shoe features all the comfortable support and luxurious cushioning of the GEL-Kayano 22, but with added high visibility provided by the wild print and reflective upper materials. Perfect to wear at dawn or dusk, or for those unavoidable nighttime training runs.Dynamic DuoMax Support System - Enhances stability and support with reduced weight and increased platform support..Guidance Line - Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency..Guidance Trusstic System - Integrates Guidance Line construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity..ComforDryTM X-40 Sockliner - Features higher rebound properties while providing excellent moisture management, high-level breathability and anti-microbial properties..ComforDryTM Lasting...

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Oh, the irony. The moment I ordered my Asics Gel Kayano 20 shoes (which I will slightly dissect here), I found out that the next generation is out there. I mean, we even wrote about it in the Kayano 21 article. Oh well. Sometimes it is acceptable not to go for the latest shoes and just run with the proven one.

So let’s dive into this from a personal point of view:

Buying Running Shoes = Kid in a Toy Store

The thing is, my grandpa was a shoemaker. A real one. Like you see in the old movies. He had his own little shop that smelled like glue, and grandma at the front desk always smiling and always giving me couple of bucks for the movies when I did bother to pay them a visit. So that’s probably where my obsession with buying the greatest shoe came from.

Nowadays I am not afraid of shopping online. For some reason I was reluctant to do so in the past, but lately the experience has been ecstatic. Absolutely the same for me with buying running...

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Size and fit in Gel Kayano 22

The fit of the Asics Gel Kayano 22 was great enhanced. It has an increased width in the forefoot and the midfoot delivers a more relaxed environment, giving a comfortable fit to a wide range of runners. This shoe is available in standard medium width for both men and women.

Outsole

The Asics Gel Kayano 22 features the notable Asics High Abrasion Rubber (ASHAR) that provides exceptional durability, added cushioning and flexibility. The rear foot crash pad also reduces the rate of pronation. It is designed to deliver a smoother heel to toe transition.

Midsole

The shoes features the brand’s notable Rearfoot and Forefoot Gel Cushioning system that is designed to delivers a more responsive ride, absorbing shock during landing and delivering great energy return for a powerful toe-offs.

The FluidRide midsole technology delivers a responsive cushioning and added durability in the midsole without giving added...

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Learn about the differences and similarities between ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 and ASICS GEL-Kayano 20 to find out which running shoe is better for you.

NEW! ASICS GEL-Kayano 22 vs. ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 and ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 vs. ASICS GEL-Kayano 22

The ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 is the updated version of the ASICS GEL-Kayano 20, so naturally these two ASICS running shoes should not differ that much and if anything, the running shoe technologies used should be better.

The GEL-Kayano is a top-of-the-line ASICS stability running shoe for runners who exhibit a mild to moderate degree of overpronation.

ASICS claims that the ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 has a more comfortable and secure upper than the ASICS GEL-Kayano 20. The reason for this is that they improved the FluidFit technology in the upper.

And indeed, when looking at the upper, it is clearly visible that the FluidFit overlays have been distributed more sparingly, efficiently, and discreetly around the...

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Asics Gel Kayano 22 General Info

The ASICS GEL-Kayano 22 maintains a nice blend of stability, for those who need it for mild to severe overpronation, along with good cushioning for a comfortable ride.

The Kayano continues to be ASICS core stability shoe and the key updates were made to the upper to increase comfort while the midsole and outsole were retained from the Kayano 21.

With a shoe that is on its 22nd edition, I would not expect ASICS to make drastic updates to a shoe which has been a mainstay in their stability line-up.

The minute I took the Kayano 22 out of the box, I could immediately see the upper was updated to a seamless material while the sole looked similar to what I have come to expect with previous versions.

The cushioning and stability were unchanged from the previous model and were exactly as I anticipated with this latest version from the very first run.

The new “FluidFit™ seamless upper was comfortable from the...

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Learn more about the difference between ASICS GEL-Kayano 19 and ASICS GEL-Kayano 20 to find out which running shoe is best for you.

NEW! ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 vs. ASICS GEL-Kayano 22 and ASICS GEL-Kayano 22 vs. ASICS GEL-Kayano 23

The ASICS GEL-Kayano 20 is the updated version of the ASICS GEL-Kayano 19, so naturally these two ASICS running shoes should not differ that much.

The GEL-Kayano was made for runners who exhibit a mild degree of overpronation. It is also suitable for neutral runners, and is ASICS top-of-the-line stability shoe.

The ASICS GEL-Kayano 20 has an improved upper compared to the ASICS GEL-Kayano 19 with the addition of FluidFit.

These thin stretchy overlays that run throughout the upper give you a more customized fit; the upper will hug your foot better.

What has also changed in the upper of the ASICS GEL-Kayano 19 is the location of the overlays. On the medial side of the ASICS GEL-Kayano 20, the overlays that form...

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The Asics Gel-Kayano 20 running shoe ( Men’s & Women’s ) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, still enjoying a loyal fanbase and commanding a jaw-dropping price tag.

When training for my first marathon, I naively stumbled into the Gel Kayano X for $10 in the Ebay deal of the century (two brand new pairs of shoes for $20!). My Gel Kayanos easily guided me through my first running summer and marathon. Having since headed down a more minimalist running shoe road, I’m still curious to look into v20 – especially if they give me the ability to race birds:

Asics Gel-Kayano 20 Specifications

Men’s Asics Gel Kayano 20 : Black White Gold (Outside) Men’s Asics Gel Kayano 20 : Black White Gold (Heel) Men’s Asics Gel Kayano 20 : Black White Gold Men’s Asics Gel Kayano 20 : Black White Gold (Sole)

The Asics Gel-Kayano are considered a

stability

running shoe, meant for neutral to mild over-pronators (

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Asics Gel Kayano 19 General Info:

Now almost two decades into production, Asics launches a newly modified GEL Kayano 19 with a revised upper, new mid foot shank and some outsole tweaks underfoot.

Since its inception, the GEL Kayano series has been a premium feature shoe aimed at the runner whose foot exhibits a moderate to high level of arch flexibility and/or pronation.

Pronation is the naturally occurring motion in the foot that allows for shock absorption to happen in the human foot.

However some runners find that their feet do too good a job at this and can lead to overstress on parts of the foot or lower leg.

Earlier GEL Kayano editions served this purpose pretty well but as Asics has tinkered with the series it seems to have become continually less supportive for the foot that needs extra help in the stability department.

Asics Gel Kayano 19 First Impression:

Last year, I loved the luxury feel and stealthy look of the GEL...

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