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Asics Gel-Kinsei - Women's Road Runners: Reviews

(Mark Wiens)
Photo: Mark Wiens Asics Gel-Kinsei - Women's Road Runners: Reviews

This shoe packs in technology like a NASA experiment, delivering the year's fastest and most comfortable ride. Independent gel units in the rear foot absorb impact by adapting to individual strides; the midsole material, called Solyte, is about half the weight of ASICS's standard-density EVA; and the new polyester upper material—Spacemaster-UV—stretches for a precise fit. 11 oz; www.asicsamerica.com

Bonus: Access your inner disco ball with a glut of reflective material.

Bummer: Technology ain't cheap.

Filed To: Women’s / Road-Running Shoes