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13K For ASICS Gel-Kayano 13

28 04 2008

7:05 AM 22 April 2008 @ Jamindan

After donating my Nikes and New Balance Running Shoes, my ASICS Gel-Cumulus 8 which I bought in the USA was the only shoes left behind for my running workouts and road competitions. I used this shoes in my weekend races since November/December 2007 and lately in the Pasig River International Marathon. This running shoes had earned at least 500 miles or 800 kilometers since I bought it.

I bought an ASICS Gel-1120 last February 2008 as my running workout shoes here in Jamindan. But a recurring pain at the rear part of my right foot forced me to look for a more stable ASICS running shoes. I got the most expensive running shoes of ASICS, the Gel-Kinsei 2, at Athlete’s Foot Glorietta which slowly eased the pain on my foot. For sometime, I use this shoes during my running workouts in Metro Manila. And later used it during the “On Your Mark” Run last 13 April 2008. Anyway, my Gel-Kinsei 2 is always left in my quarters in Fort Bonifacio together with my ASICS Gel-Cumulus 8.

I needed another running shoes for Jamindan as my Gel-1120 becomes wet from my perspiration every time I have a running workout along the roads of the camp. This is the reason why I looked for another ASICS shoes as a “reserve” when my other shoe is not available for a second run during the day or early the folowing day when my other shoe is still wet.

I bought an ASICS Gel-Kayano 13 at Athlete’s Foot Glorietta last Monday and brought it here in Jamindan. This morning I used it in my running workout to “break-in” and feel its ride with my running feet. Actually, I ordered an ASICS Gel-Kayano 14 from my niece who is expected to arrive from the USA in the middle of May but I could not wait for her arrival, thus, I got the latest ASICS Gel-Kayano available in our running stores. I got the model in RED-colored ASICS logo stripes.

I was surprised that the Kayano 13 was very light and comfortable to my feet and I did not notice that I was already running for almost one hour along the 4-km loop inside the camp! For my first run with my Kayano 13, I ran 13 kilometers to make its first use as a memorable one. Although my pace was a very slow one, my new ASICS Gel-Kayano 13 will go a long way in my running workouts and road races. What is good about this shoes is that it is also considered or used as a trail running shoes. This running shoes is really good to the roads and trails along the mountains of Jamindan.

I will post my review on this running shoes soon.

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8 responses

28 04 2008
benov20

wow! more asics on the lineup. I have yet to try that brand. I’m still in Mizuno Wonderland kasi sir.

When budget permits me to snag a pair of those kinsei’s will surely try one. 🙂

29 04 2008
markfb

Hala, dami mo ng Asics! : ) Im guilty as well. hehehe Mizuno is something I want to try. Its just unbelievable that they dont sell other widths locally. Kahit sa singapore, E lang din meron and Im D.

29 04 2008
kingofpots

ben, i’ve been NB & ASICS fanatic since the 1980s but at this time i am all-out ASICS and they are good & reliable shoes. maybe, you can try one of their models.

mark, “weakness” natin ang sapatos, most especially running shoes. one thing that i like with ASICS is that their sizes are D, like yours. i guess, it’s one way of saying that i am preparing for an ultramarathon training in the future. ok ba?

29 04 2008
markfb

Ultramarathon? Hahaha! I also had that in mind. Its one of the things you just want to do.

2 05 2008
myexerciselog

Sir, my name is Herbert, I’m just searching the internet looking for the best pair of running shoes, then nakita ko po yung blog niyo, I saw that you just bought your new pair of running shoes, the “ASICS Gel-Kayano 13” sa Glorietta, maganda po ba talaga siya gamitin? how much did you pay for that sir? aabot po ba siya ng 4k? I just wanted to start running na po for health reasons na rin. Thank You Sir!

3 05 2008
kingofpots

herbert, thanks for visiting this blog and for your comment. the ASICS Gel-Kayano 13 is one of the “top of the line” shoes and it is worth P 7,100 and really worth the price. i suggest you go around first and try the different brands and ask questions from the sales staff. the type of running shoes you should buy for the 1st time should depend on your weight, footstrike, type of running where you wil use (treadmill/road/trail) and your budget. good luck and happy running.

3 05 2008
herbertrl

Thank You for the tips Sir, I’m planning to buy tomorrow, my first option po talaga is Gel-Kayano 13 because I have a normal arch foot, pero magaask nalang po ako sa sales staff, regarding dun sa ibang factors na pwedeng makaaffect sa bibilin kong sapatos. Thank You again Sir!

4 05 2008
kingofpots

herbert, ASICS Gel-Kayano 13 is a very good choice and you will not regret buying it. good luck and hope to see you on the road races. thanks for the visits!

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