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Asics Gel Kayano The New Strong 26

Shoe Type Road
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Minimalist Index 20 %
Weight 315 g
Anatomical last No



From 275g to less than 325g

Heel Thickness


from 20 mm to less than 26 mm

Heel to Toe Drop


From 10mm to less than 13mm

Motion Control and Stability Technologies

  • Multi-density midsole: Typically, a different color is used to emphasize this feature.

  • Thermoplastic medial post. Plastic is used to reinforce the medial portion of midsole.

  • Rigid heel counter.

  • Elevated medial insole under arch (left), compared with a flat insole (right).

  • Supportive tensioned medial upper. Material is used to reinforce medial upper in order to limit medial foot movement.

  • Medial flare. Medial tip of midsole extends beyond footbed.


Longitudinal Flexibility


Very high resistance to longitudinal bending (longitudinal deformation is possible, but anterior and posterior parts of the shoe form a maximum angle of 45 degrees)

Torsional Flexibility


Very high resistance to torsion (torsional deformation is possible, but anterior part of the shoe reaches less than 45 degrees


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