One of Asics' most-loved running shoes just keeps getting better and better. The GEL Kayano 18 offers you the most lightweight and stable ride yet. Imported. Mesh upper. Women's running shoes with lace-up closure at vamp. Gender-specific forefoot cushioning provides a cushioned platform feel in the forefoot; women's models feature a lower density for improved cushioning and forefoot comfort. Gender Specific Space Trusstic System® recognizes normal periodic changes in the shape of a woman's arch and provides for controlled deformation into the space within the system. Soft Top DuoMax® support system. Man-made sole.