• The Technology Packed ASICS GEL-KINSEI Makes a Return

  • August 29th, 2019
  • News

13 years since its original release, the Samurai-inspired ASICS GEL-KINSEI is back with a bang…

First released in 2006, the Samurai-inspired Gel-Kinsei was one of the most technical running shoes on the market. Designed by Hisanora Fujita, the Biomorphic Fit upper treads a very close step to that of the Gel-Kayano, but it’s the distinct bonded heel unit with three GEL chambers that really sets this shoe apart from the rest. The heel’s design was formed around the concept of a Samurai’s armour, which protects the body whilst still allowing ease of movement. In the shoe, this cushions the rearfoot at impact and adapts to the stability needs of the runner as the foot travels through the gait cycle. The GEL™ technology effectively holds the heel in a plastic cradle and provides a smooth transition from foot impact to toe-off. Returning in an OG-inspired Glacier Grey colourway, this shoe doesn’t just deliver on technology but looks the part too.

The ASICS GEL-KINSEI is AVAILABLE NOW: hit the banner below for stockist information.