No, it’s not just you: Everything seems more expensive lately. Luckily, the Amazon Prime Big Deal Days event–held October 10th and 11th–is here to give your wallet some wiggle room. The sale features a wide array of majorly-discounted products from the beauty, fitness, home, tech, and health brands we already know and love, like Laniege and Sony. Among these deals are some killer opportunities to save on activewear and footwear, including the podiatrist-backed Asics Gel-Kayano 29. Usually these running sneakers cost $160, but for two days, they’ll be knocked down to just $63–less than half of their original price.
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Asics, Women’s Gel-Kayano 29 — $63.00
Original price: $160
Sizes available: 5-12
- 20+ color options
- Maximum cushioning for long-wear comfort
- Great for flat feet
- Wide size options
- Not ideal for those with high arches
Everything you need to know about Asics Gel-Kayano 29
The Gel-Kayano 29 is probably Asics’ most popular shoe. The ultra-cushiony midsole is built with the brand’s patented stabilizing element called Litetruss (that’s a fun combo of “lightweight” and “trusses”). This midsole component aims to prevent overpronation, improve medial support, and improve midfoot integrity with every step, reducing how much your feet twist and turn while running.
According to Dallas-based foot and ankle surgeon Nam Tran, DPM, the arch support of cushiony sneakers like the Gel-Kayano 29 are particularly great for runners with flat feet. “Arch support helps aid in achieving the proper biomechanical alignment of the foot that is needed for pain free walking,” Dr. Tran previously told Well+Good. “When our joints are positioned properly, it greatly decreases the likelihood of early onset arthritis, overuse injuries, and ligament/tendon injuries.”
The combination of neutral stability and cushioning also makes it a solid running sneaker for beginners, according to orthopedic surgeon Kellie K. Middleton, MD. “A neutral cushioning or stability shoe is best for most beginning runners,” Middleton previously told Well+Good, adding that “it should offer adequate arch support and ample heel-to-toe drop–not too much or too little.” The Gel-Kayano 29 succeeds on both fronts.
The all-day comfort doesn’t end with the cushiony midsole, though. The Gel-Kayano 29 is constructed with a breathable knit upper that flexes with your foot rather than constricting it, like some other silhouettes do. The knit material allows fresh air to pass through, minimizing the sweat and stink of post-run feet. To boot, at least 50 percent of the upper is constructed with recycled materials.
Whether you’re a novice jogger or an avid marathoner, the reduced-price Asics Gel-Kayano 29 is a Prime Deal Days sneaker steal worth springing for.
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