ASICS GEL-Kayano 29. Softer Smother Stability! Initial Video Review with Comparisons to Kayano 28 and Nimbus 24

Video by Sam Winebaum

ASICS GEL-Kayano 29 (($160)

In the video below, I detail the significant changes to the latest GEL-Kayano and take it for A/B runs with the Kayano 28 and Nimbus 24, closely comparing.

It gains 2 or 3 mm of cushion stack while losing 8g /0.3g as Flight Foam Blast + (lighter, softer, bouncier) takes the place of FF Blast. 

The plastic mid foot Trusstic plate goes away as does firm DuoMax foam sidewalls replaced by softer vertical TrueTruss side walls leading to a smoother mid foot transition and a softer more energetic forefoot. 

The outsole gets more medial midfoot coverage for stability under the now softer foams. 

The upper remains similar but gets more mid foot support through underlays and also has reduced size plastic heel clip elements.  

Not to worry Kayano is still a support/pronation control shoe but now a far less intrusive and in your face one more guiding that prescribing and as such also a better option to neutrals as well.

Watch RTR Editor Sam’s Kayano 29 Initial Video Review

Close A/B run comparisons to Kayano 28 and Nimbus 24

Written review “Stability Redefined” by Markus Zinkl HERE with multi tester version to come soon.

Tester Profile

Sam is the Editor and Founder of Road Trail Run. He is 65 with a 2018 3:40 Boston qualifier. 2022 will be Sam’s 50th year of running. He has a decades old 2:28 marathon PR. These days he runs halves in the just sub 1:40 range if he is lucky, training 30-40 miles per week mostly at moderate paces on the roads and trails of New Hampshire and Utah. He is 5’9” tall and weighs about 164 lbs, if he is not enjoying too many fine New England IPA’s.

The GEL-Kayano 29 is available now including at ASICS and at our partners below in regular, wide, and extra wide

 Samples were provided at no charge for review purposes by ASICS. RoadTrail Run has affiliate partnerships and may earn commission on products purchased through affiliate links in this article. These partnerships do not influence our editorial content. The opinions herein are entirely the authors’

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