Men's Asics GEL-Kayano Lite 2

The Men's Asics GEL Kayano Lite 2 brings high cushion into a lightweight package. Get the running shoe that provides soft & smooth transitions today.



Motion Control




10 mm


10.2 oz

Product Description:

The GEL-KAYANO® LITE 2 running shoe embraces a sound earth. With a focus on sustainability, this shoe keeps your step stable and your mind light. The engineered mesh upper is made with a higher percentage of recycled materials than the previous version. Its structure also targets key support zones to increase stability. FLYTEFOAM® cushioning is made from organically derived materials. This lightweight foam improves shock absorption during the landing phase of your stride. The 3D SPACE CONSTRUCTION™ feature addresses the gait differences of male and female runners. It’s designed to reduce overpronation, which keeps your foot supported.

Features & Benefits:

    • Engineered mesh upper is formed with recycled materials
    • FLYTEFOAM cushioning consists of sustainable materials that also increase the durability of the foam
    • Vertical Flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
    • GEL Technology cushioning provides excellent shock absorption
    • OrthoLite lasting improves step-in comfort and durability
    • AHAR outsole improves durability
    • Category: Neutral
    • Offset: 10 mm
    • Weight: 10.2 oz
    • SKU: 1011B217-001

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews

    Anonymous Verified Buyer

    October 12, 2022

    Lightweight support

    The Kayano Lite 2 is plush, geometrically stable, and light for a support shoe. It picks up when necessary and turnover feels pretty smooth. I rely on this shoe for long runs and longer races (half to full marathon distance. My last pair of this model lasted roughly 300 miles. I found the midsole foam broke down before the outsole rubber so depending on how hard you heel strike your mileage may vary. I highly recommend this as a reliable and comfortable long run trainer.

    Trevor S

    March 10, 2022

    New daily trainer?? (STAFF REVIEW)

    After putting a little over a 175 miles on the shoe, it had proved to be a great daily trainer with some light workouts thrown in. ASICS flytefoam is filled with a great amount of cushion and durability that has given me the boost I need on those longer light training runs when my legs are feeling exhausted. I have also used this shoe when performing light workouts (tempos, progressions, pickups) and have found the light weight materials and high cushion provide an extremely comfortable and energy returning feeling that is unparalleled to previous versions. Most of the shoe being made from sustainable materials also makes me feel more environmentally conscious when using it compared to some other shoes. Overall I have enjoyed this shoe so far and recommend to anyone looking for a high cushioned, lightweight, light support trainer.

    Matt Dudley

    February 28, 2022

    Kayano Lite Review (Staff Review)

    A good solid shoe with moderate support and enough cushioning to be quite comfortable and also gives you a good amount of ground contact feel. For a support shoe it was fairly lightweight and at times it didn't feel like it was there. The shoe has good energy return and a little bounce to it if you're looking to pick up the pace but it wouldn't be my first choice if you're looking for top performance. Overall a good option if you're looking for a moderate support shoe with enough cushioning to get in those long miles.

    Gio M.

    November 21, 2021

    New shoe for my Rotation!(Staff Review)

    I really enjoyed this shoe, the combination of support and cushion made my feet feel great. In addition to that, these shoes were light and grippy so that I could move around comfortably all day. This shoe is great for anyone needing support and cushion, a real two-in-one.