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The Kayano 16 starts with a great fit thanks to it's unique asymmetrical lacing system, seamless heel construction and memory foam. Duomax and IGS combine to deliver support for moderate to severe over-pronation. Large amounts of Asics Gel provide durable shock absorption. The shoe transfers a good feel for the road resulting in a combination of sport and luxury performance.

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How It Fits (based on width D) Width D=Medium; Width 2E=Wide; Width 4E=Extra Wide

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Mid-foot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium height

Weight: 12.8 oz (size 9)

Midsole Height: Heel (22mm), Forefoot (12mm)

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: November 2009
  • Model discontinued: December 2010
  • Model update: January 2011, Gel Kayano 17
  • Heritage: Gel Kayano 15

INTRODUCTION

The Gel-Kayano 16 is a maximum feature, maximum support shoe designed for daily training and high mileage. It is built with a semi-curved shape.

CUSHIONING

  • Rearfoot Gel cushioning system is a large silicone based gel that attenuates shock during impact.
  • Discrete Heel unit is Asics' highest degree of shock absorption unit in the heel and is currently the most advanced component of IGS.
  • Forefoot Gel cushioning system is a silicone based gel that attenuates shock during toe-off.
MIDSOLE
  • Solyte is Asics' top of the line cushioned and responsive midsole. Solyte is very light for the level of cushioning and durability it delivers.
  • Guidance Line is a vertical flex groove component of IGS and is primarily articulated in the forefoot to improve gait efficiency.
  • DuoMax Support System is located in the medial midfoot and is a dual density midsole that is designed to reduce excess pronation.
  • Space Trusstic System is located at the bottom of the midsole and is made out of thermal plastic. This gender specific midfoot unit controls midsole deformation which allows for natural foot movement while stabilizing the midfoot of the shoe.
  • Impact Guidance System (IGS) is Asics' design philosophy that enhances the foot's natural gait.
UPPER
  • Open mesh encompasses the majority of the upper and offers breathability to keep the foot cool.
  • Asics logo is located at both the medial and lateral sides of the upper to keep the shoe snug to the foot.
  • Personal Heel Fit (PHF) is a two layer memory foam lining in the heel collar which creates a personalized fit.
  • Asymmetrical Lacing Design better follows the shape of the foot for an improved fit experience.
  • ComforDry Sockliner is made from an anti-bacterial material that not only reduces odor and moisture but also provides additional cushioning.
  • Solyte 55 Last is located in the rear portion of the shoe and has a medium density to deliver a moderately soft feel under the foot. Traditional strobel last completes the forefoot of the shoe.
  • Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) is located in the heel and is a carbon rubber that offers exceptional durability.
  • DuraSponge is located in the forefoot and is a blown AHAR compound that delivers cushioning, responsiveness, and flexibility.
OUTSOLE
  • Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) is located in the heel and is a carbon rubber that offers exceptional durability.
  • DuraSponge is located in the forefoot and is a blown AHAR compound that delivers cushioning, responsiveness, and flexibility.

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