Verified Buyer Reviewed by ANG runner from Florida on Thursday, October 12, 2017
The higher end Asics lines: Cumulus/Status/Kayano are the best running shoes I have found for cushioning and protecting joints especially if you are a "heavy runner". That means heavy steps, or heavier body in my mind... as I fall in the heavier steps category. I have never owned the Kayano... but this is the third set of shoes I have had in the Cumulus/Stratus lines. I found only slight differences from Stratus down to Cumulus. They do an excellent cushioning job. I doubt I will ever run in any shoe that isn't in the upper Asics line, they work very well for me.