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FIRST LOOK: ASICS GEL-KAYANO™ 31

Experience adaptive stability and softer-than-ever cushioning with the new ASICS GEL-KAYANO™ 31.

This revolutionary edition of a legendary shoe delivers an improvement on the GEL-KAYANO™ 30 with increased comfort, innovative stability and support.

WeightMen's: 305g / Women's 266g
Drop10mm
Stack heightMen's: 40mm (Heel) / 30mm (Forefoot), Women's: 39mm (Heel) / 29mm (Forefoot)
FitsAvailable in both standard and wide fits
Most suitable forA daily running shoe offering maximum support and stability for overpronators, plus next level comfort and cushioning.
Key featuresAn engineered mesh upper for comfort and breathability, FF Blast Plus Eco for cushioning and soft landings, PureGEL Technology for shock absorption and smooth transitions, plus a 4D Guidance System for on-demand adaptive stability.

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Engineered Mesh Upper

Optimising breathability and keeping the shoes lightweight, the GEL-KAYANO™ 31 has an improved, engineered mesh upper using 50% recycled polyester. These lightweight materials supply feet with a constant supply of fresh air, allowing them to remain cool and feel fresh throughout your running sessions.

This updated upper has a modernised knit collar construction with luxurious step-in comfort and a comfortable experience. The collar design sits comfortably against your foot to prevent irritation or chafing from occurring, as well as, ensures the shoes remain secure. This has been paired with an advanced pull tab for easy on-and-off access. The shoes have a traditional lace-up system, which keeps feet locked in and prevents in-shoe slipping from occurring.

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FF Blast Plus Eco Midsole

Using one of ASICS' lightest and most energetic foam compounds, the GEL-KAYANO™ 31 utilises an FF Blast Plus Eco. With cloud-like softness and 24% bio content, this midsole has outstanding softness to contribute to cushioned strides and a comfortable running experience. Its reinforced, organic fibres let the material bounce back to its original shape after every run, so you can train harder, more frequently, for longer without the worry your shoes might not be able to take it.

Working alongside this, the shoes have PureGEL technology in the rearfoot, which is lighter in weight and approximately 65% softer than conventional ASICS' GEL technology. This helps to deliver enhanced shock absorption and promotes smooth transition, to reduce injuries and keep you comfortable, stride after stride.

The GEL-KAYANO™ 31 uses ASICS' 4D Guidance System, which guides your foot through every step with adaptive on-demand stability. Instead of bracing your feet to restrict movement, the system works with your movements, providing you with stability when and where it's needed most. In addition to its other features, the shoes incorporate four dimensions of stability. These are; a wider platform for enhanced stability, length due to the full-length lateral midsole groove, depth that allows your foot to be cradled on the platform, and time due to the soft and bouncy medial piece. All these dimensions work together to ensure that your foot spends less time in overpronation.

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Hybrid ASICSGRIP Outsole

Using a combination of ASICS' ASICSGRIP and AHARPLUS materials in the right places, the outsoles of the GEL-KAYANO™ 31 provide you with an excellent grip underfoot. ASICS' High Abrasion Rubber is a tough rubber compound used in heavy-contact or high-wear areas, helping to protect you from losing control and slipping. This excellent compound provides you with grip and traction on a variety of surfaces and has been designed with strategically placed lugs, to enhance the grip further.

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Summary of key features

Adaptive stability
The 4D GUIDANCE SYSTEM™ guides the foot through every step with adaptive, on-demand stability.

Better grip
The HYBRID ASICSGRIP™ outsole has been designed with a lower hardness for better grip and softness.

Better ventilation
An engineered mesh upper designed to keep you cool and comfortable.

Softer landings
PureGEL™ technology helps deliver enhanced shock absorption and even smoother transitions.

More cushioning
FF BLAST™PLUS ECO cushioning helps provide a softer, lighter footprint for you and the planet.

About ASICS

Founded in 1949, ASICS is undisputedly the leading running shoe brand for both enthusiasts and professional athletes. Whether you're attending sporting events or enjoying a leisurely run around the local park, ASICS is the ultimate runner's choice for providing comfort, support and a superior ride. From opening the Research Institute of Sports Science in Kobe in May 1990, the brand is unmatched for technological superiority and rigorous quality, and many innovations have stemmed from this unique site where scientists and athletes work together. The mission is to become the number one brand for sports enthusiasts by striving to build upon current technological advances and pledging to bring harmony to the body and soul.

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