Friday, February 26, 2010

Asics Gel Kayanos

Do any of you ladies run in the Asics Gel Kayano 15?  I had sooooo many painful problems with my feet until I found this shoe.  It has fixed everything!  Now I am having a hard time finding some to replace my old ones, and I am hesitant to try the Gel Kayano 16. I am marathon training and have nearly 350 miles on my old shoes.  I know I need to work another pair in, but I don't want to be doing such long runs in the wrong shoe.  Have any of you transitioned into the 16?  If so, do you like it?  How similar/different is it?  Also, when trying to find old models on the internet, what do I need to look for?  I have found sites that have both Asics Gel Kayano 15 and Asics Gel Kayano 15 Classic, and the Classic is cheaper.  Why is this?  Is it a different shoe?  I just really want to find another 15, but I want to make sure I order the right one.  Any advice???? 

6 comments:

Kristin said...

I have used and loved Gel Kayanos for years, and upgraded nodels when they come out. I have been using 16 since before doing a marathon in December, and it is fine to me! Good luck!

Cal said...

I also wear the Kayano's 15 and I love them. I guess that they are now going "extinct" so they are harder to find...so I'm considering going to the 16 for my next shoe-I haven't decided. I think that they Kayano classics are different than they normal Kayano 15...the classics are a older version. I did just see a while ago that RoadRunnerSports have the newer Kayano 15's (only in the blue color) on sale for a great price :)

KK @ Running Through Life said...

I am no help but have been wanting to try the Kayano's. I currently wear the GT2100 series (GT 2150).

Michelle said...

I have had two pairs of the 15's and loved them! I skipped buying the 16's because I had heard so many negative things about them. After MUCH debate and research I went to the cumulus 11 (I think that is the number). I love them and am training for a June marathon.

Sherri said...

Love those shoes!!!! They Rock!

Kristyn said...

As an update---I did end up purchasing a pair of Kayano 16s, and they seem just like the 15s. I really can't tell the difference. I have only done a few 3-5 miles runs in them at this point, but they seem great. I am so relieved, because I am halfway through my marathon training, and I have nearly 400 miles on my 15s. I think they will be just fine. :)