Runners Will Love These Shoes That Can Help You Run Faster & More Smoothly

Reviews even say that the shoes are super comfy!

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Looking for a pair of comfortable shoes to take your running sessions to the next level?

Check out the all-new GEL-KAYANO 30 by ASICS, a pair of super comfy running shoes that'll have you speeding down the track!

This landmark 30th iteration of the iconic GEL-KAYANO series is packed with adaptive technology to give you increased stability and comfort throughout your run. From the first step you take, you'll be able to feel the difference in your run, as each stride will feel supported and landings will feel smoother.

So, what exactly goes into the GEL-KAYANO 30 to make it a top running shoe?

First up, it includes new 4D GUIDANCE SYSTEM technology, which supports runners by adapting to pronation changes caused by fatigue during a run. Pronation changes are changes in the way your foot rolls inward for impact distribution upon landing.

Instead of bracing your feet to restrict movement, the 4D GUIDANCE SYSTEM features an integrated design that works with your body's movement. This allows it to continue providing stability and comfort over the course of your run.

The GEL-KAYANO 30 has also been specially developed to give you softer landings via PureGEL technology, to reduce the pressure and impact on your feet, as well as provide increased shock absorption and smoother transitions.

And finally, the shoes are extra comfy and give you an extra boost of speed, thanks to the combination of their lightweight FF BLAST PLUS ECO cushioning and increased 4mm in stack height. This cushioning material helps keep the shoe lightweight and creates a more energised rebound.

The result of all these advancements is a shoe so comfortable it barely feels like a stability shoe at all.

In fact, when put to the test, reviewers had nothing but praise for the GEL-KAYANO 30

In a test conducted by ASICS Institute of Sport Science in Kobe, the GEL-KAYANO 30 was found to deliver significant improvements in comfort compared to its predecessor. Plus, those who tested the shoes also said that they were even more comfortable after long runs than when they first put them on.

Pretty impressive, huh?

Another fun fact about the GEL-KAYANO 30 is their nod to ASICS' sustainability efforts

Not only are they made with approximately 24% bio-based content, they are also labelled with their total amount of CO2e emissions across its lifecycle. This will allow you to make an informed purchase decision, taking the shoes' environmental impact into consideration.

Find out more about ASICS' commitment to sustainability here.

The shoes are definitely a testament to ASICS' long-standing commitment to rigorous user testing, biomechanical science, sustainability, and decades of continuous innovation

Chad Mullavey, Global Product Line Manager for stability products, said, "Powered by our unrelenting belief and commitment to ASICS' unique Design Philosophy, we have been working for years to find a way to create a shoe that delivers the reliable stability that runners have come to expect from the GEL-KAYANO series, while reaching new levels of comfort.

"We are delighted in what we have achieved with GEL-KAYANO 30, and are excited to see the impact it can have for runners in delivering enhanced stability and comfort for the full duration of a run."

Meanwhile, Alexander Andrassy, Global Director of Performance Running Footwear said, "There's a reason why the GEL-KAYANO shoe is an ASICS legend. For years, it has been a fan favourite for runners looking to take on everything, from 5km races to full marathons.

"That's why we are so excited to make such a landmark development for GEL-KAYANO 30. The new shoe offers advanced stability, comfort, and cushioning — all while weighing less — to deliver a fit and ride that's better than ever. We can't wait to see the impact it will have for runners everywhere."

Priced at RM699, the GEL-KAYANO 30 is now widely available in Malaysia, both in-store and online. Grab a pair for yourself today!

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