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Product Type: Shoes
Product Class: Shoe
Type: Support / Moderate Op
Shoe Width: B
Product Series: Asics GEL-Kayano
Brand: Asics products
Products between £42.49 and £57.49
A number of ASICS innovative technologies delivers a running shoe ideal for the overponator requiring high levels of cushioning and comfort. Below is a list of all the technical features of this shoe starting with the differences and updates from the previously successful model the KAYANO 17.
The new GEL-KAYANO® 18 stays true to its successful reputation between runners, improving upon its famous ride with technically advanced features that consist of a new faster, lighter upper construction, ideal for the serious runner and newly designed Dynamic DuoMax® for improved platform comfort and pronation support.
This shoe is a constant very popular model for fans of ASICS. The shoe is a great update to the "17", now with more cushioning, bounce back but now even lighter.. Enjoy!
on 2014-10-10 14:40:04
on 2014-06-12 20:27:08
on 2014-03-18 20:36:24
"I have had these previously and decided to get a second pair at a much reduced price rather than purchase a newer design"
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on 2014-03-17 09:29:08
"Cheapest price at Sport Shoes and fast delivery!"
on 2014-03-14 15:41:01
"I love Asics and these are fantastic, loads of gel and love the design."
on 2014-03-14 10:43:30
"Great shoes great price!"
on 2014-03-12 13:33:22
"Awesome! Love these trainers!"
on 2014-03-12 09:23:56
"Best shoes ever....never not liked aasics Kayano...best running shoes ever."
on 2014-03-11 21:45:47
"great product but too narrow needed next size up"
on 2014-02-23 15:10:20
"Love them. No niggly knees on my long run. Result!"
on 2014-02-18 19:35:46
"good as ever"
on 2014-02-18 16:59:33
on 2014-02-02 17:18:22
on 2014-02-02 07:45:29
"Very good running shoe"
on 2014-01-28 13:27:50
"Exactly what I wanted, perfect :-)"
on 2014-01-24 08:42:16
"Really value for money"
on 2014-01-20 13:52:21
"great price prompt service"
on 2014-01-02 22:56:22
"Second pair, very little wearing in required."
on 2013-12-17 21:45:01
"They are are slim fit which are very comfortable.its the second pair I have brought from sports shoes."
on 2013-11-29 10:40:24
"Don´t know yet it is a Christmas present"
on 2013-11-25 17:45:17
"Just the job"
on 2013-11-20 13:17:48
"great service as usual website easy to use"
on 2013-11-17 13:40:12
"Great price, easy transaction & fast delivery"
on 2013-11-04 22:00:08
"good price & speedy delivery."
on 2013-11-01 20:07:33
"i'm really pleased with my new shoes"
on 2013-10-29 08:53:12
"Good make and construction ideally priced"
on 2013-10-25 09:16:41
"The only shoes my daughter can wear to help prevent injury. She know when they are wearing out."
on 2013-10-22 21:02:25
on 2013-10-09 05:14:03
"great service - easy to do business with. loved it. faulty items replaced without problems"
on 2013-09-26 18:26:12
"Love the shoes, replacing previous asics and just as good if not better."
on 2013-09-20 15:51:43
on 2013-09-16 18:38:34
"Can't fault the service, would recommend"
on 2013-09-16 18:07:16
"Great price and delivered on time"
on 2013-09-16 17:30:30
"Excellent service and products delivered on time!"
on 2013-09-13 19:27:03
on 2013-09-09 19:10:06
"Quality running trainer."
on 2013-09-09 12:38:47
"super fast shipping, super prices and good service"
on 2013-09-04 07:50:33
"Good service shoes not to the usual standard as the heal structure at the back softened after just two wears."
on 2013-09-03 18:07:56
"My girlfriend loves them! Even wears them when she's not training because they're so comfortable!"
on 2013-09-03 10:31:04
on 2013-08-23 20:39:10
"Great customer support"
on 2013-08-19 19:16:40
on 2013-08-13 20:37:58
"The coolest running shoes."
on 2013-08-13 08:38:48
"Shoes arrived quickly, excellent service"
on 2013-08-10 09:58:29
"A great pair of trainers would only buy asics from now on"
on 2013-08-09 20:31:13
"Great items, sent quickly"
on 2013-08-09 08:01:46
"Such an efficient and effective service- thank you!"
on 2013-08-05 14:26:30
"Very efficient, no hassle even when I needed to order and exchange!"
on 2013-08-05 10:29:56
"Have bought and used previously, excellent shoes."
on 2013-07-29 13:21:29
"They were fast and efficient !"
on 2013-07-24 20:00:56
on 2013-07-24 17:45:03
"Trainers were comfortable straight off. I ran 20 miles in them on second time of wearing and no problems."
on 2013-07-24 14:18:37
"To early to comment."
on 2013-07-17 09:22:06
"Very good. I always use Sports Shoes. Great value, easy to use site. Thanks"
on 2013-07-15 10:11:38
"great fit, support and flexibility - does what it says on the tin - super price too"
on 2013-07-15 07:49:59
"As always Asics do it right! perfect fit, really comfortable! Good price!"
on 2013-07-08 21:19:47
"Service was excellent. I made a return as I'd ordered the wrong size. This was replaced very quickly with emails to let me know what was happening."
on 2013-07-02 18:13:14
"Always a pleasure to deal with this company. Efficient service."
on 2013-07-01 13:28:00
on 2013-07-01 12:42:41
"Great product - wife delighted"
on 2013-07-01 11:42:46
"very nice shoes"
on 2013-07-01 08:08:08
"Good quality trainer! As good as I've had in the last 30 years of trainer buying!"
on 2013-06-28 10:43:53
"I always use this make of shoe as I find them most comfortable for running."
on 2013-06-26 09:50:54
"Easy to use, good information on products and related items."
on 2013-06-25 20:39:51
"Great shoes. I use them for running, body combat, attack :-)"
on 2013-06-25 19:55:03
"Was so happy with the Asics Lady GEL-KAYANO 18 Running Shoes that decided to buy more instead of going for the new '19's."
on 2013-06-25 07:48:32
"Great website, great prices!"
on 2013-06-24 19:28:49
on 2013-06-24 18:00:12
"Fantastically comfortable running, with good support."
on 2013-06-24 12:19:04
"Product ordered and delivery time all were as stated on the website which is great service. First time I used the site and will be shopping on it again for future sporting needs. Definitely a good find!"
on 2013-06-24 11:48:24
"They just seem a bit tight at first, I am a size 4 and despite ordering a 4.5 UK size they were still too tight at first but seem ok now. Could do with longer laces!!"
on 2013-06-24 10:25:02
"I am having to return them as they are too tight."
on 2013-06-24 08:18:06
"Love them, bought them last year also."
on 2013-06-20 08:42:57
"Great price, really fast delivery."
on 2013-06-20 08:21:41
on 2013-06-17 09:37:53
"will definitely buy from you again"
on 2013-06-17 07:43:08
"Comfortable and does the job well. Hope they last a long time!"
on 2013-06-11 20:57:05
"Great price, great service, will definitely use you again."
on 2013-06-11 19:25:11
"Great service arrived very quickly."
on 2013-06-10 17:27:35
"Only use asics for running - very comfortable and supportive shoe"
on 2013-06-10 14:36:22
"Perfect - they do just what they promise"
on 2013-06-10 11:15:58
"Saved 20 pounds on a good pair of trainers"
on 2013-06-10 08:13:45
"purchased because of the good reviews I had read. Excellent shoe."
on 2013-06-06 18:18:44
on 2013-06-03 12:46:34
on 2013-06-02 11:33:12
"I have been buying this style for about 10 years now, and they support my feet beautifully. A great trainer with lots of cushioning."
on 2013-05-31 12:43:13
"This is my second pair of Gel Kayano 18 running shoes and they are very comfortable and supporting."
on 2013-05-29 21:42:19
"the shoes are comfortable & worth the money"
on 2013-05-29 13:13:27
"Excellent runner. My wife told me that it is the best ever running shoes she tried."
on 2013-05-28 12:40:13
"quick and efficient service"
on 2013-05-25 11:13:13
"They are a bit tight in the width."
on 2013-05-24 19:22:52
on 2013-05-22 21:56:36
"Goid sale and arrived promptly"
on 2013-05-22 15:36:41
"Great easy to use website."
on 2013-05-20 10:49:03
"The first pair were too small but the exchange system was easy to follow and a rapid turnaround. Excellent communication service from the company. Would buy again"
on 2013-05-20 10:10:03
"fantastic shoes, very comfortable"
on 2013-05-20 08:50:08
on 2013-05-18 16:27:24
on 2013-05-17 17:14:59
"perfecto, justo lo que pedí Y esperaba"
on 2013-05-12 11:42:09
"Quick delivery and great quality items"
on 2013-05-08 18:20:58
"This is my second pair of these shoes - they are very comfortable and provide brilliant support. After a year or so trying different brands of running shoes, I will never deviate from Asics again!"
on 2013-05-08 12:43:54
on 2013-05-08 07:36:56
"This will be my 4th pair of Gel Kayano 18's and with the 10% off and free delivery made them a bargain this time around."
on 2013-05-07 21:36:07
"So far i am very pleased, have always bought saucony running shoes, but find they do not support my achilles injury very well. Only a few runs in with these and so far havent heard a peep from my achilles! very comfy, very light, slight friction on ball of my feet but dare say they'll toughen up! Good choice."
on 2013-05-07 18:59:35
"Wouldn't buy any other shoe now"
on 2013-05-07 17:41:42
"Won't be buying sports shoes online again from you or anyone. These Asics Kayano seem to be slightly too small (so I wouldn't have bought them in the shop) and of course, I didn't like getting the wrong shoes first time round!"
on 2013-05-07 07:34:19
"Brilliant support shoe at a great price."
on 2013-05-04 09:40:44
"good and fast service"
on 2013-05-03 11:23:47
"top running shoe"
on 2013-05-01 05:44:32
"Good speedyt service"
on 2013-04-30 05:15:33
"These trainers are perfect if you have heel pain when running. I have tried all Aasics styles but these tick all of the boxes if you do a lot of high impact exercise."
on 2013-04-30 04:43:05
"Good value and fast delivery!"
on 2013-04-30 02:07:19
on 2013-04-29 12:39:25
on 2013-04-24 06:08:59
"Excellent service & value for money"
on 2013-04-06 18:33:09
"Prompt delivery I wouldn't buy from anyone else. Shoes are always good."
on 2013-04-02 16:55:22
"Very pleased my trainers. Cheapest supplier on the web."
on 2013-03-18 14:56:57
"Very helpful and efficient."
on 2013-03-09 12:26:11
"Very impressed with the service"
on 2012-12-27 09:58:10
"I am a regular consumer at sportshoes.com and will continue to keep coming back!
Great products at great prices, and an excellent service!
If I could make one change it would be to have free postage on large orders."
on 2012-11-24 08:31:57
"Probably my 6th or 7th pair so I know that they work for me."
on 2012-11-24 07:37:57
"Comfortable, good looking, great priced trainer"
on 2012-11-01 17:10:21
"very impressed with speed of delivery. Highly satisfied."
on 2012-10-29 11:45:27
on 2012-10-18 06:05:37
"very efficient service"
on 2012-10-17 20:51:17
"very prompt and reliable service"
on 2012-09-28 21:04:53
"Very cushioning and comfortable"
on 2012-09-12 16:22:28
on 2012-08-05 12:56:10
"Great service, fast and easy to order, pay and receive! Goods are great! Thank you I will use your website again."
Yes, provided it's in perfect condition with labels intact and you return it within 14 days of receipt. Please see our Returns section for more information about how to return.
No, there's no need to contact us before returning your parcel.
Yes, you will need to pay the return postage costs. We also advise that you make sure you have sufficient postal insurance, just in case your parcel goes missing on the way back to us.
Unfortunately we're not currently able to collect returns - you will need to post your item back to us.
No, we'll cover this cost - we won't charge you any additional postage for sending an exchange. We'll send your exchange using standard delivery.
We aim to despatch your replacements within 24 hours of receiving your return, then our usual delivery times apply.
We'll try our best to process your refund within 24 hours of receiving your return but please allow 7 days for busy periods. Don't forget that once we've processed your refund, it can take up to 72 hours to show up in your account.
We'll refund you via your original payment method, except in the case of postal orders where we'll refund you by cheque.
Yes, provided you return them within a reasonable time after purchase and they're in perfect condition. We're unable to issue refunds for items returned outside of the 14 day period but we can exchange your item or give you a credit note.
Yes, please return them in the usual way and we'll take a look at them. Don't forget to include all of your details plus any information you think might be helpful. If your item has a manufacturing fault, we'll exchange it for you or give you a refund.
Unfortunately, personalised items are non returnable unless they're found to be faulty.
We understand that sometimes you'll need to return items to us and we've made this easy, fast and simple.
Our no quibbles returns policy means that if you're not 100% happy with any item we send to you, we'll happily exchange or refund it for you.
When you receive your item you have up to 14 days to change your mind and send it back to us.
We'll exchange or refund all items which:
Your statutory rights are not affected.
If you find a fault with your item, send it back to us and we'll take a look at it as soon as we can. If we find a manufacturing fault, we'll happily replace or refund it.
Faulty items should be returned within a reasonable time and preferably in a clean and dry condition. Please enclose all your details and a covering note explaining the fault and any other useful details. We'll try to get back to you within 24 hours of receipt of your parcel, although during busy periods this may take slightly longer.
Occasionally, if we're struggling to locate a fault, we may request a second opinion from the product manufacturer.
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ASICS is a very technical brand that includes a lot of features from anything from their entry level shoes to maximum features in their top of the range ones.
Below is a summary to explain what these all mean and where they appear in the shoe.
P.H.F. - PERSONAL HEEL FIT:
This is a special foam heel construction that is designed to give you a personal and more fitted feel around your heel to reduce the chance of slippage and irritation.
HEEL CLUTCHING SYSTEM:
An external Pebax Heel Clutching System which works like an exoskeleton, providing support while clearing the heel area of a bulky internal structure. This innovation makes the shoe lighter and eliminates almost everything that might cause blisters or chaffing.
DISCRETE EYELETS LACING SYSTEM:
Independently placed eyelets disburse lace tension, creating a customised fitting environment and enhanced upper comfort.
Waterproof and breathable upper designed to protect the foot during extreme weather conditions.
A lacing system that follows the curve on top of the foot in a natural way, to ensure a perfect fit and less friction.
A moulded midsole component engineered for specific foot types to enhance guidance and fit.
This is a special material that enhances visibility in dark and low light conditions.
The Biomorphic technology is incorporated into the upper where the areas of highest deformation are found. This ensures a better fit, improved comfort, less risk of injury and enhanced performance.
ANTI GRAVEL TONGUE:
A special tongue construction that prevents clay entering the shoe.
INNER LOCK LACING:
This lacing system provides trail walkers/runners with ankle support and stability. Enhanced support and protection from movement inside the shoe is provided by two straps. By lacing the shoe, the two straps wrap around the foot and provide a secured fit and support.
This is a feature especially designed for Nordic Walking, which will prevent your poles from becoming caught up in the shoe-laces.
This treatment on nano scale gives the fabric a water resistant finish without affecting the fabric's properties.
This is an ASICS system that is comprised of 2 different density of midsoles that is designed to help with over-pronation.
For improved arch support and torsional stability, this dual-density system is softer on the lateral side and firmer on the medial side.
A moulded midsole component by ASICS that is engineered for specific foot types to enhance guidance and fit whilst running.
This cushioning material provides excellent lightweight cushioning for the runner. It provides shock absorption and excellent bounce back and durability.
This system creates a pocket between the Trusstic system and the midsole which allows for more efficiency when running.
Triple density midsole to enhance guidance and cut back motion.
This is a supreme midsole material that improves bounce-back characteristics and decreases midsole breakdown when landing and taking off.
This component is under the midsole area which provides stability and helps to control torsion in the foot when running.
This insole for trainers helps to increase cushioning and create a cooler, drier, healthier shoe environment
DISCRETE SOLE (REARFOOT):
A unique sole construction that provides supreme load distribution, cushioning and guidance.
DISCRETE SOLE (FOREFOOT):
I.G.S. (IMPACT GUIDANCE SYSTEM):
The ASICS Impact Guidance System or I.G.S. is a technical shoe design philosophy that allows the athlete’s foot to perform in a more natural manner. ASICS high-tech I.G.S. shoes are constructed in a way that enhances natural “gait”.
The propulsion plate is a special hardened unit that has been placed in the forefoot for a more efficient propulsion phase.
PROPULSION TRUSSTIC SYSTEM:
The ASICS Propulsion Trusstic System mirrors the functions of the ligaments in the foot. It helps the foot transform from a flexible structure, for shock absorption through heel strike and mid-stance, into a powerful, rigid lever needed for forward propulsion. You can find this technology on shoes such as GEL-EXCEL33
ROCK PROTECTION PLATE:
Protects the foot against sharp objects such as rocks and branches.
The supreme ASICS midsole material used as lasting technology enhances comfort by improved cushioning and/or stability through the use of different densities.
A 10mm difference in height between heel and forefoot, offering the best biomechanical positions, enhancing forward motion, and reducing load on the achilles tendons, calf muscles, hamstring and back.
GENDER SPECIFIC SPACE TRUSSTIC:
Recognises the normal periodic changes in the shape of the woman's arch and provides for the controlled deformation of the arch into the space within the system.
GENDER SPECIFIC FOREFOOT CUSHIONING:
A top layer of injected Solyte provides a cushioned platform feel in the forefoot. Women's models feature a lower density for improved cushioning and forefoot comfort.
3mm of additional height in heel area on women's models helps to relieve achilles tension.
SOFT TOP DUOMAX SYSTEM:
A next generation DuoMax system which provides greater comfort and enhances gait efficiency.
Board lasting in the heel and slip lasting in the forefoot to provide stability and flexibility.
The upper is wrapped and stitched before it is glued to the midsole to provide lightweight feel and excellent flexibility.
Lightweight and flexible. The upper is wrapped and stitched before it is glued to the midsole.
CALIFORNIA SLIP LASTING:
For stability and comfort. The upper is stitched around a canvas or EVA board and directly attached to the midsole.
Employs 45 degree Solyte lasting materials for a soft platform feel.
Employs 55 degree Solyte lasting materials for a soft but stable platform feel.
Employs 65 degree Solyte lasting materials for a firmer and more stable platform feel.
Employs 45 degree SpEVA lasting materials for a soft platform feel.
Employs 55 degree SpEVA lasting materials for a soft but stable platform feel.
Employs 65 degree SpEVA lasting materials for a firmer and more stable platform feel.
The ASICS GEL system is based on a special kind of silicone that enables optimal shock absorption when landing and taking off. Gel units are strategically placed in the midsole and designed to enable specific functions and positions when running.
ASICS High Abrasion Resistance rubber is a tough rubber compound used at the heavy contact areas of the outsole. Helps to reduce excessive wear.
This is a thinner and lighter version of ASICS High Abrasion Resistance rubber. It is placed on heavy contact areas of the outsole to reduce excessive wear.
This is a blown AHAR rubber outsole material with high abrasion-resistant qualities for added durability, combined with a comfortable, cushioned ride helping you with your run.
Outsole construction that offers lightweight flexibility and traction reducing the chance of injury.
These are located in the forefoot and/or rearfoot for increased flexibility and cushioning in the sole unit when running. This helps the shoe to move with your foot more.
WET GRIP RUBBER:
This is an outsole made from a special blend of components designed to enhance traction when running – even on a wet surface which helps to reduce the chance of injury.
A slightly angled and asymmetric heel that offers smoother transition from impact to toe-off. It also reduces the risk of overpronation.
TRAIL SENSOR SYSTEM
This interactive decoupling system makes sure that in every position during trail running there is surface contact.
This is a groove on the underside of the sole, focuses the runner’s tread reducing energy wastage and fatigue. The main benefit of Guidance Line is a more efficient path through the gait cycle, but it also helps the shoe shed some weight as well.