Active runners will recognize the name Gel Kayano immediately. The Gel Kayano is one of the most highly regarded long distance shoes on the running market, but is criminally underrated as far as sneaker enthusiasts go.

The original 1993 silhouette took a somewhat more streamlined approach to design. A mesh upper and the rendering of the signature tiger stripes as an external support element made the Gel Kayano stand out from the pack, especially amongst the chunky silhouettes that were dominant at the time.

While the original Gel Kayano Trainer’s performance days may be behind it, the shoe that started it all has transitioned into the fashion world, where it is offered in a variety of materials and colors. The Gel Kayano still has plenty to offer the discerning sneaker fan.

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