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These road runners look like they have just dropped out of the 1980’s with their bright neon detailing however everything else about these shoes is anything but old school, with a standard width fit theses shoes come in sizes 5 all the way up to 15 with half sizes available too.

The Kayano 27 have been designed with maximum comfort and advanced support in mind, with a flexible sole for natural foot movement. At midstance, the foot should stop pronating and re-supinate for an efficient toe-off, what does that mean? Well, all of us can over and under pronate whilst we run this is when the foot rolls inward or outward. These shoes aim to prevent over pronating (roll inward) with the use of the Dynamic Duomax technology, providing better stability and lowers the risk of injury. The midsole also features Space Trusstic technology, which reduces the overall weight to help encourage a smooth transition from foot strike to toe lift off, for a better foundation with each step there is deeper forefoot flex grooves.

The redesigned mesh upper allows for plenty of ventilation, whilst those reflective details make you more visible on those darker runs. These shoes weigh 309g with a 10mm heel drop a strong choice for both competitive events, training and those who take a more relaxed approach to running. The Gel Technology means these trainers have a cushiony feel straight out of the box as well as shock absorbing on impact to protect those joints. The Flytefoam Propel Technology in the midsole adds a good amount of spring and energy returned into the toe off. The durable abrasion resistant outsole means you will be running for longer before you notice any wear and tear, that robust design is felt in the shoe as it is slightly heavier than the average although this will go unnoticed by many. If you do overpronate without knowing you may find the added stability a little alien and could take some time to get used to, however the cushioning and springy qualities make running feel light and natural. RRP £165.00

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Ideal everyday road runners for those looking for extra cushioning and stability.
  • Healthy amount of cushioning
  • Aims to prevent overpronating
  • Breathable
  • Springy midsole
  • Abrasion resistant outsole
  • Reflective detailing
  • A touch on the heavy side
  • Stability tech can feel ridged to begin with