The ASICS Gey-Kayano 30 turns 30 this year, and it's looking great for its age (just like me).
A favourite model with runners since its launch, this year sees it undergo its most significant upgrade to date. Packed with the latest running shoe technology and with slick design elements giving it style kudos to spare, it's flying off shelves and onto feet.
Key tech highlights include an abundance of stability thanks to what ASICS called the 4D Guidance System, which incorporates the signature gel - this time on the inside - along with FF Blast foam that brings the required cushioning - ideal for overpronators and heel strikers.
With a 10mm drop and a full stack height of 40-30mm for men and 39-29mm for women, the shoe delivers a full ground contact while the engineered knit upper makes the run feel snug, comfortable and dynamic.
Runners who want maximum support, are heavier, or prone to injury are sometimes overlooked in the market with brands catering towards the aspirational category of faster road runners and podium chasers. The fact is most runners could benefit from a shoe that is more supportive.
My verdict: A supremely comfortable, and stable-feeling shoe that is also dynamic and responsive, delivering a bouncy run. After all, at my age I need all the support I can get ;-)
Communications & Media Consultant from Dubai
Coach: Lee Harris - Running. Rory Buck - Triathlon