What does Asics GEL mean?

What is it? Gel is a soft material inserted into the midsole of Ascis sneakers to provide shock absorption and protection. The function and performance of Gel is often compared to Nike’s Air cushioning, a connection that Asics referenced in this 1990 ad.

What is the difference between the Asics Gel Nimbus?

The gel units don’t add much cushioning to the shoes- most of the cushioning comes from the midsole foam but the gel units do absorb some of the shock. Both shoes have wide forefoot and rearfoot bases for increased stability but the softer Nimbus 24 has less lean bias and is the more stable of the two shoes.

What are GEL Kayanos good for?

It aids the stability of the shoe by being a solid base for impact and toe offs. The same amount of GEL cushioning makes up the middle layer. They use the same amount in both the rearfoot and forefoot. The GEL Cushioning increases the shock absorption of the Kayano 28.

Do ASICS actually have GEL in them?

ASICS GEL™ technology impacts both the rearfoot and forefoot by strategically placing gel where it does the most good. Rearfoot GEL™ technology reduces impact during heel strike and allows for a smooth transition while forefoot GEL™ technology enhances shock reduction during forward movement.

Are gel shoes good for running?

In addition to being stable and supportive, the shoe features maximum cushioning for added comfort. What’s more, the Gel sole helps reduce strain on your knees and joints, making it particularly beneficial for long runs.

Are Kayanos worth it?

Their comfort is superior to any other shoe I’ve tried and their durability makes them economical as a daily training shoe capable of racking up miles while maintaining its performance. For those who, like me, enjoy the simplicity of running and the stability of an effortless ride, the Gel-Kayano 27 is worth it.