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ASICS Gel-Kayano 24s: The Best Shoe. Ever.

ASICS Gel-Kayano 24s: The Best Shoe. Ever.

For nearly 15 years now, I’ve had one specific shoe I get: The ASICS Gel-Kayano <revision number here>. The first pair I bought were the 17s:

ASICS-Gel-Kayano-17

When I got them, I had a pair of New Balance and some Nikes, both of which I thought were OK when I bought them, but ended up hurting my feet. I explained this to the salesguy way back when, and now, it’s a legacy of comfort with a really great, really damn expensive shoe. I remember dropping $120 on the 17s and thinking that was ridiculous (but ultimately necessary and beneficial).

Now the 26s are on the market. They’re beautiful. And $160. grumble

ASICS-Gel-Kayano-26

I currently wear 24s.

ASICS-Gel-Kayano-24

I’ll probably end up with some more 24s, or I’ll talk the wife into pulling off a BOGOHO sale.

That, and my Chuck Taylor All-Stars, and you’ve reached the extent of my sneakerheadness. Everything else is just a shoe.