The Kayano is the latest of the quality ASICS shoes to be made available for children. The adult version features great cushioning, fit, and stability, and those attributes are mirrored in the kid’s shoe. The uppers are similar-open mesh and asymmetrical lacing-but the youth version scales down the size of the stretchy Bio-Morphic Fit panels on either side of the eyestay. The midsole has the same healthy chunk of Gel cushioning and the stable contouring that the Kayano is known for, which is great for high-mileage training.

$90 ($140 Adult)

Recommended for: medium- to high-arched feel with mild to moderate overpronation

Shape: semi-curved   Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, Solyte Strobel board (heel)  

Sizes: youth 1–7 (M width)