- The insole of ASICS GEL-KINSEI BLAST uses 4 different technologies.
- The GEL-KINSEI series shoes are inspired by the armor worn by Japanese samurai warriors.
- It’s presented with the image of samurai sword.
ASICS GEL-KINSEI BLAST was originally launched in Oct, 2021. And it keeps releasing new colorways. After more than one year, ASICS GEL-KINSEI BLAST has been upgraded. Many runners and shoe fans like the GEL-KINSEI’ series shoes.
The GEL-KINSEI series shoes are inspired by the armor worn by Japanese samurai warriors. The appearance is special. Now it’s integrated with BLAST series running shoes, both the appearance and comfort level are good.
The original GEL-KINSEI was released in 2006 and ASICS called it ‘The future of running.’ Inspired by the armour of the Oriental samurai, the designers wanted to make a running shoe that would be protective and flexible like armour. The idea also influenced the appearance of the shoes, including the composite material that mimics armor structure, and the insole configuration (solyte lightweight material, impact guidance system, segmental exposed GEL etc.). With excellent material and modern appearance, it became the synonym of ASICS top running shoes at that time. It was also awarded the ‘GOOD DESIGN AWARD’ in Japan that year.
This series was stopped after releasing GEL-KINSEI 6. The original GEL-KINSEI debuted in 2019. ASICS released brand-new models in 2021, GEL-KINSEI enters a new generation by integrating with the idea of BLAST series running shoes.
- It has 6 generations during 2006-2017.
- It’s inspired by the armour of the Oriental samurai to pursue the cushion protection and supporting performance.
- The original GEL-KINSEI debuted in 2019.
- ASICS added the trampoline structure of BLAST in 2021 and released the brand-new GEL-KINSEI BLAST.
The GEL-KINSEI BLAST continues the samurai spirit. The insole of GEL-KINSEI BLAST uses 4 kinds of different technologies.And It’s presented with the image of samurai sword.
GEL-KINSEI BLAST is just like the creator in the story of Japanese manga ‘Strong Armour’. ASICS combines modern techniques to create new KINSEI. Through the density of knitted fabrics and color block configuration, the shoe body interprets the gorgeosity and elegance of Japanese armor. The insole uses FF BLAST, FF BLAST PLUS foaming material, PEBAX propulsion plate and GEL materials. The configuration is excellent.
The shape of outsole and insole is great. It integrates with the arc-shaped structure of BLAST running shoes.
The characteristics of ASICS GEL-KINSEI BLAST:
The superstratum of insole is FF BLAST technology, and the substratum of insole is FF BLAST PLUS technology.
The insole is inserted with PEBAX propulsion plate.
The heelpiece and outboard forefoot sole has GEL.
The half sole integrated with the trampoline structure of BLAST series running shoes.
The outsole uses AHAR wear-resisting rubber material.
The drop height of men’s model is about 10mm (the height of half sole is about 20mm, and height of heelpiece is 30mm).
The drop height of women’s model is about 10mm (the height of half sole is about 19mm, and height of heelpiece is 29mm).