Genesis is not a free product. It’s a premium framework, developed by StudioPress. The product is cool and supports the concept of Child themes.
Now, you either have to purchase a Child theme from StudioPress which includes the Genesis framework in the package, or you can buy the framework, and then start with any of the followings mentioned best free Genesis Child themes.
I’ll always recommend you to buy a theme from StudioPress and get the framework in the package. Later if you wish to use another theme, then starting with a free Child theme will be a better idea.
Makes any sense? Let’s take a look at the compilation now.