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  • Launch Season - ASICS GEL-KAYANO 31

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    Launch Season - ASICS GEL-KAYANO 31

    by Lionel Brahim Brodie III


    So I've been waiting almost a year for these.....


    Brodie! True Philadelphia Story: During my first week at Philadelphia Runner I tried on about 4 score (twenty) pairs of shoes. I walked into this process primarily wearing X brand. I ran out of this process into purchasing my first pair of ASICS Kayano. Version 30, Anniversary Edition. So I was all about the colorway and the nod to the year, 1993, that I graduated Thee Saint Rose Of Lima School (8th grade) and started at Thee Roman Catholic High School. But I was ALL ABOUT the way these shoes felt on my feet. Super plush and bouncy, comfortable throughout the heel, midfoot, and toes, breathable.....with every wear. And they seemed to correct all of the imbalance issues I had been experiencing beforehand: overpronation & overcompensation – that poisonous combination. Now I know that a shoe alone won't fix all of my problems.....but the Kayano comes pretty close. This is a daily trainer that I'd wear on race day.



    As a forward thinker, I'm like, "if the 30 is great, I know the 31 is going to be the next progression of greatness. So, yes, I've been waiting almost a year for these.....



    The Tech Talk:


    The ASICS GEL–KAYANO 31's midsole implements FF BLAST PLUS ECO cushioning and PureGEL technology, making your everyday running and distance training feel smooth and comfortable. The 4D GUIDANCE SYSTEM helps provide adaptive stability, helping you experience a more supportive and balanced stride. 


    Product Features:


    Engineered mesh upper improves breathability,


    Knit heel pull tab for easy on and off.


    4D GUIDANCE SYSTEM™ feature helps create adaptive stability for a more balanced stride.


    Rearfoot PureGEL™ technology helps provide lightweight cushioning and softer landings.


    FF BLAST™ PLUS ECO cushioning is made with approximately 20% bio–based content and helps provide cloud–like comfort.


    Hybrid ASICSGRIP™ improves the outsole grip.





    Reflective details designed to help improve visibility.


    OrthoLite™ X–55 sockliner is produced with the solution dyeing process that reduces water usage by approximately 33% and carbon emissions by approximately 45% compared to the conventional dyeing technology.


    Support – Stability


    Cushioning – Maximum


    Heel–To–Toe Drop – 10mm


    The Finish Line:


    The ASICS GEL–KAYANO 31 is here NOW. The Cyan/White colorway has my name written all over it! And then I'll be back with a full review. In the meantime, continue your online visit to pick up a pair, or come see us at one of our four locations below! 


    PR Center City: 1711 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

    PR University City: 3621 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

    PR Manayunk: 4358 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA

    PR Glen Mills: 505 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills, PA


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