Asics Gel-Kinsei 4

Asics Gel-Kinsei 4

Asics Gel-Kinsei 4 running shoe     Photo: Courtesy of Asics

We liked how the proprietary gel pads in previous Kinsei models delivered speed and stability. This version does the same solid job in a lighter package. At just under 12 ounces, it’s not quite feather­weight, but it has lost an ounce, which is the equivalent of losing, say, your freshman 15. And thanks to a redesigned, slip-reducing heel cup and a wider toe box, testers loved it on foot-swelling runs. Bummer: the fancy gel pads hike up the price. BEST FOR: Over­­­pro­nators, four-hour marathoners, and heavier runners seeking
a stable distance shoe. 11.9 oz

Brand: Asics $185

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